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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Goan Colocasia Leaves Masala | Terren Tonak

Terren or Terre leaves or Colocasia leaves are found in abundance in Goa during the monsoon season. They grow in plenty in backyards or in forests. Terre or Terren is a type of colocasia leaf. Other is “Aluche pan” and both can be cooked using the same recipe. Various types of delicious dishes are cooked… 

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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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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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Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala | Taushem Tondak

Today’s recipe is simple and delicious Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala. We call this as Taushem Tondak in Goa. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy.  I have added black Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique. You can add any type of gram to this tondak…. 

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Masoor Tonak | Sabut Masoor Dal Masala Recipe | Whole Brown Lentils

Masoor Tonak | Sabut Masoor Dal Masala Recipe | Whole Brown Lentils

Sabut Masoor Dal or Whole brown lentil is known as just Masoor in Goa. We Goans make a delicious coconut based gravy using this sabut masoor dal and it is known as “Masoor Tonak“. Tonak means any spicy curry made with coconut and spices to which either legumes,mushrooms or any vegetables have been added. In… 

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Chana Tondak / Goan Chana Masala

Goan Chana Masala Tonak

Anything from legume family is nutritious and good for health. The white peas are commonly known as Vatane in Goa. Any types of legumes can be used to prepare tondak or curry with coconut. for most of these procedure is the same. The recipe mentioned below is something which is very common in the Goan… 

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