5 Types Of Poha (Fov / Beaten Rice / Avalakki) To Make For Diwali

Poha varieties for Diwali

It’s Diwali time in the India. Entire country is celebrating Diwali. Here is wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali.  In a diverse country like India, different types of festivals are celebrated. Diwali is one such festival which is celebrated by all religions together in India. In Goa, we make different types of poha or… 

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Ash Gourd Halwa | Kuvalyacho Halwo

Ash gourd halwa

Navratri is about to start and I am sure you all are looking ahead to make healthy and delicious recipes for your family. During this season, ash gourds can be found in abundance. Various recipes can be cooked with ash gourds. One such recipe is ash gourd halwa. Ash gourd halwa also known as kashi… 

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Ambadyachi Uddamethi / Goan Hog Plum Curry

Ambadyachi Uddamethi

Ambadyachi Uddamethi or Goan Hog Plum Curry is a post which I intended to post during the shravan of 2016. But it got delayed due to some unexplainable reasons. I wanted to post this recipe in shravan month of 2017, but again it got postponed due to my travel and office work. Let me not… 

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Kantola Fry | Forest Bitter Gourd Fry | Fagla Fodi

Fagla Fodi, Teasel gourd fry, Kantola, Kakrol, Forest bitterourd,spiny gourd

I was always a fussy eater in my childhood. I don’t know how many of the yummy things I have missed in my life due to this fussiness. One such thing would have been “Phaglacho Fodi” or “Fagla Fodi”. “Fagla” are also known as Forest Bitter Gourd or Kantola or kakrol or spiny gourd or… 

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Prawns Onion Fry

Prawns Onion Fry

Prawns Onion Fry is a dish which my mom used to make for me in my childhood. I did not know what to name this dish so named it Prawns Onion Fry. I would love to say that it is one of the signature dish of my mom. Also I want to tell you that… 

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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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Eggless Rava Banana Cake

Eggless Rava Banana Cake

Today’s recipe is another traditional Goan recipe which I learnt from my mother-in-law – Eggless Sugarless Banana Cake. Yes you heard it right. Banana cake which is eggless and sugarless. This Eggless Rava Banana Cake is a healthy vegan recipe and you should give it a try. From the name this recipe sounds complicated. But… 

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Mango Halwa | Preservative Free Home-Made Mango Jam

Mango Jam

This Mano Halwa or Preservative Free Home-Made Mango Jam recipe was first published on 31 Jul 2014. Though I have been making mango halwa every season, I got a chance to re-click this recipe today. I have updated the post with new pictures. Not changing the content in intro part below 🙂      … 

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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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Kelphulachi Bhaji (Banana Blossom Stir Fry)

Kelphulachi Bhaji

Kelphulachi bhaji also known as bonyechi bhaji is a traditional Goan delicacy. Banana blossom is known as Kelphul in Goan Konkani. This recipe is very simple to cook, but the process of cleaning the banana blossom is tedious. You need to have lot of time and patience to clean the banana blossom. I learnt to… 

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Upma Made Using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

My latest love in the kitchen is this brand new Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker Touch. You might be wondering why I love it so much, right? Yes! There is not one, but multiple reasons for my love towards it. The more I use it, the more I am falling in love with it. It is… 

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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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Goan Fish Curry With Prawns | Sungta Hooman

Sungta Hooman

Goan Fish Curry With Prawns is my favorite curry among the various fish curries that we cook in Goa. Infact 90% Goans love Prawns curry. Last weekend my brother and his wife had come to visit us. This time I told my brother that I will cook food for them and requested them not to… 

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Wheat Flour Ladoos | Pittyache Ladoo

wheat flour ladoos

Ugadi or padva is round the corner. You all might be making different varieties of sweets. Today I want to share with you all my mother in laws signature ladoos – Wheat Flour Ladoos. These are known as “Pittyache Ladoo” or “Gavachya Pitache Ladoo” in Konkani. In Goa we make these ladoos for various occasions… 

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Goan Surmai Fish Curry (Seer Fish Curry) & A Review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder

Racer Mixer Grinder

Mixer grinder is one of the most essential product that we need in our kitchens. Indian cuisine is made up of lots of chutneys, curries and ground masalas. We use a mixer grinder almost every single day. In today’s post I will be sharing a review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder and a delicious Goan… 

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Sweet Potato Kheer | Kangachi Kheer

Sweet Potato Kheer

Sweet potato kheer or Kangachi kheer is another traditional kheer or pudding prepared in Goa. Sweet potatoes are found in abundance in this season in Goa and rest of India. In Goa sweet potatoes are known as “kanga” in Konkani. Sweet potatoes are used in making different types of dishes like kheer mentioned in this… 

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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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Beet Greens Stir Fry | Beetroot Leaves Subzi

Beetroot Greens

Today’s recipe is beet greens stir fry or subzi. Yes! You read it right stir fry made with beetroot leaves. There is a story behind how I came across these leaves and how I cooked with them. It was by chance that I came across these leaves in the grocery store. Almost everyone was discarding… 

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Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread)

Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread)

For any festival or any function a sweet dish is a must. A sweet dish ends the show on a sweet note. In some functions puran polis are made instead of kheers and Gulab jamuns. Believe me, people rush to make these Puran Poli Recipe (Sweet Stuffed Lentil Flat Bread) and everyone loves them. In Goa… 

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Goan Style Bottle Gourd Kheer

Goan Style Bottle Gourd Kheer

Goan Style Bottle Gourd Kheer or “Kokondudhi kheer” is a yummy kheer made with bottle gourd, jaggery and coconut milk. In Goa bottle gourd is known as “kokondudhi”, also known as lauki in Hindi. This kheer is normally cooked with sago or sabudana traditionally. But we cooked it without sabudana this time.  You can serve… 

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Khubyache Sukhe | Goan Black Clam Sukha

Khubyache Sukhe or Goan Black Clam Sukha is a dish made with black clams, grated coconut, kokum and spices. This recipe is normally cooked dry and is cooked along with the half shell of the clams. We also make tonak or curries and cutlets with black clams. The same recipes can be cooked by replacing… 

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Rice Flour Chakri Or Muruku Recipe

Rice flour chakri

Today I am sharing with you all the recipe to make  chakri or chakli or muruku. In Goa, for any festival we make variety of chakris and today’s recipe is one of them. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law today. She is an expert in making sweet and savory dishes and I… 

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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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