Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak

Chawli Tonak

Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak or chawliche tonak is another delicious Goan style legume masala preparation. Chawli is also known as cowpeas or black eyed peas. In Goa, we prepare different types of curries like hooman, kadi, khatkhatem, varan, toi, saar, tonak, xacuti, uddamethi etc.  Tonak means a spicy curry made… 

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Alsande Usali

Alsande Usali

Alsande popularly known a kidney beans is a rich source of protein. This Alsande Usali is a nutritious recipe which can be prepared within 30 minutes. It can be served with chapatis or with rice as a side dish. Alsande are a type of black eyed beans which are available in Goa during summer. Appearance wise… 

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Kadai Mushroom

Kadai Mushroom

Food that is cooked with love turns lovely. Today I cooked this dish Kadai Mushroom in my kitchen and my hubby had his fingers licking. When he loves something that I cook I feel great and happy. Cooking something delicious is an art. When we cook with a happy mood, the happiness goes in the… 

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Avaryachi Usli | Field Beans Stir Fry | Avarekalu Usli

Avaryachi Usli

When he tells me that he will soak and pressure cook the field beans/avarekalu/avare, you just make the stir fry, I can never say NO. He keeps saying that he loves the “Usli” that I cook and since I feel lazy to cook during weekdays, he himself soaks it and even pressure cooks them and… 

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Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer is a delicious recipe made with cottage cheese or paneer and green peas in a tomato and onion gravy which is mildly spicy. This is one of the popular Punjabi recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes and I have been preparing it every now and then. Just today,… 

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Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry

Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry

Goan Moolyacho Ross | Goan Radish Curry is a traditional Goan preparation which I learnt from my mom during her recent visit to Bangalore. Since my dad is a pure vegetarian, mom made this curry to eat along with rice. Ross means Goan curry and moolo means radish. This curry is similar to Goan drumstick… 

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Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag is a healthy curry which is normally made during the winter season in Northern parts of India specially Punjab. In English, Sarson Ka Saag is known as mustard greens. Traditionally this dish is served with makki di roti which means maize flour flat bread and a blob of butter. This is a… 

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Persian Eggplant Stew ( Khoresht Bademjan )

Persian eggplant stew

Today’s recipe is Persian Eggplant Stew or Khoresht Bademjan which is very popular in Parsi cuisine. “Khoresh” means stew in Parsi. This stew is made with eggplant, tomatoes and spices. This stew is normally served on a bed of steamed basmati rice. You can add meat to this stew or make this classic veg version. Eggplant… 

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Pepper Cauliflower | Cauliflower Pepper Fry

Pepper cauliflower

Pepper cauliflower is a delicious and nutritious side dish which can be served for lunch along with jeera rice and dal. The dish is very simple and easy to cook and is ideal for packing in the lunch box too. This is a simple stir fry with the taste of salt and pepper. I normally… 

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Goan Chana Ross

Goan Chana Ross

Goan Chanya Ross or Goan Chana Ross is a recipe which my mom taught me. Dad being a pure vegetarian, my mom has to cook both veg and non-veg dishes on a daily basis. The veg recipes which my mom makes are equally delicious and these days I am learning all the recipes from my mom… 

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Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak | Malabar Spinach Curry

Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak

Malabar Spinach Curry or Basella Soppu Curry or Vaalche Bhajiche Tonak is a recipe which is almost extinct. This is a traditional Goan recipe. As you all know that nowadays with more and more gourmet foods and junk entering Indian markets, people have started losing the healthy traditional recipes. Talk to today’s generation about this… 

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Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry

Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry

Today’s recipe is Rajma Stir Fry | Kidney Beans Stir Fry. Rajma rules the kitchen in every North Indians home. But other than that people everywhere also consume kidney beans due to the health benefits it provides. They are rich in protein. Consumption of rajma strengthens the immune system, lowers blood cholesterol, prevents diabetes, prevents… 

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Mooga Gathi | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram In Coconut Gravy

Mooga Gathi

Moong Gathi or Mooga Gathi or Muga Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet this… 

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Vaalchi Bhaji | Stir Fried Basale Leaves | Malabar Spinach Stir Fry

Vaalchi bhaji or Stir Fried Basale leaves is a healthy dish which we make in Goa. This is also known as Malabar spinach. This is a zero oil dish and the preparation is very easy. Just mix the ingredients, add water and cook it. The basale leaves are normally bland in taste. The addition of… 

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Suran Tonak | Goan Style Yam Masala

Yam or suran is a tuber and this is normally found during rainy season. A popular dish is the Yam Tonak or Suran Tonak. Tonak is a gravy made with roasted grated coconut and spices and tastes delicious. Never eat this yam raw and always take care to cook it properly. I have added chickpeas… 

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Chatpata Baby Potatoes | Stir Fried Tangy Baby Potatoes

Stir Fried Tangy and Spicy or Chatpata Baby Potatoes makes a yummy and delicious starter in the veg menu. This dish is very easy to make and is a winner for any occasion. My family loved these chatpata baby potatoes and this dish is become a favorite here. Consumption of potatoes aids bone health, manages… 

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Pindi Chole Rawalpindi Style

Pindi Chole Rawalpindi Style

Rawalpindi style pindi chole is a dish made with chickpeas which belongs to the Rawalpindi region in Pakistan. Pind means village and Rawal is a region in Pakistan, hence the name Rawalpindi Chole. Pindi chole is made with white chickpeas or kabuli chana, onion, tomato, ginger garlic paste and lots of spices. To enhance the… 

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Goan Pumpkin Subzi | Dudyachi Bhaji

Goan Pumpkin Subzi

Goan Pumpkin Subzi is yet another delicious and healthy dish that we make in Goa specially on the vegetarian days. Today when I made this zero oil pumpkin subzi, it was devoured by all at home. Hubby gave me certain instructions to make this subzi and I twisted it according to the other subzis which… 

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Capsicum Curry

Capsicum Curry

Capsicum curry is a delicious, rich and creamy curry. Make this curry with colored bell peppers or capsicum and delight your guests. This curry is made up of fried onion and tomato puree to which powdered nuts are added for creaminess. I am sure your guests or your family will love this curry. Kids also… 

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Sprouted Chickpea Stir Fry | Black Chana Usal

Today’s recipe is sprouted black chick pea usali. This is a simple stir fry which I make for the busy weekday nights. The recipe gets cooked within few minutes and is delicious too. If you don’t like to have it for dinner, you can have it for breakfast too. It is nutritious and gives you… 

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Mushroom Xacuti | Mushroom Tonak

Mushroom Tondak

Mushroom Xacuti or Mushroom Tondak or Tonak is another authentic Goan traditional recipe. The recipe tastes the best when cooked using wild or forest mushrooms. In Goa, we get the forest mushrooms only during the rainy season. They are plucked by the people living in the forest as only they know which forest mushrooms are… 

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Goan Cashew Curry | Kaju Tonak | Cashew Masala

Goan Cashew Curry

Another delicious dish from the western coast of India or the Konkan region is the Goan Cashew curry or Kaju Curry. This dish turns out really tasty or I should say heavenly. The dish is normally made using the best quality Goan cashew nuts and served as a vegetarian delicacy in Goan weddings and parties…. 

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Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry

Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry

Moongachi Oosali | Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry  is another traditional Goan dish and every time I make it I go into a flash back of the past… memories from the past when I was a kid. My brother used to go to a “baal-wadi” or play group and the teacher used to… 

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