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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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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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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Goan Banana Yellape | Appe | Paniyaram Recipe And A Review Of Tupperware Speedy Chef

Goan Banana Yellape

Today’s recipe is a sweet dish known as Goan Banana Yellape. This is also known as appe or paniyaram in South India. These Yellapes are made with mashed banana and rava or semolina. This is another specialty from Goa. I learnt this dish from my mother in law who is currently in Bangalore to stay… 

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Dhaiyanche Fov | Beaten Rice In Curd | Curd Poha

Dhaiyanche Fov

During Diwali various types of dishes using poha or beaten rice are prepared in Goa. This “dhaiyanche fov” is one such recipe which is prepared in most of the Goan houses on the eve of Diwali. “Dhaiyanche” means “mixed with curd” and “fov” means beaten rice. Along with this dish, we also prepare milk poha… 

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Patoli Recipe | Pattoleo Recipe | Coconut, Jaggery And Rice Dumplings Wrapped And Steamed In Turmeric Leaves

Goan Patoli

Pattoleo or patoli or patolyo or coconut and rice dumplings steamed in turmeric leaves is a traditional Goan food normally made on special occasions like Shravan Sunday or on 1st day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Shravan is an auspicious month in India which comes during mid or beginning of August. As soon as the monsoons start,… 

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Aatwal | Atwal | Methi Peiz | Rice And Fenugreek Porridge In Coconut Milk

Atwal or Aatwal is commonly known as methiya peiz in Konkani. This dish is made with methi or fenugreek seeds, rice, jaggery and coconut milk. It is commonly made for nursing mothers. This traditional dish is commonly made on the 12th day for the baby’s naming ceremony. This dish is the star dish of that… 

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Colostrum Pudding | Poss | Kharwas | Colostrum Recipe

Colostrum

During my last trip to Goa, my mom-in-law made some colostrum milk cake or colostrum pudding. Colostrum is known as Keet in Konkani and the sweet cake or pudding that we make with it is known as Poss. Some people call it Kharwas too. My mom-in-law taught me to make this recipe and today I… 

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Rava Kheer | Ravo | Liquid Diet After Tooth Extraction | Baby Food

Rava Kheer or Ravo as we call it in Konkani is a drink which we normally make when we are down with fever or when we cannot eat normal food like rice or rotis. In other words, when we make this recipe when we are on liquid diet. I make this kheer often and realized… 

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Sweet Coconut Rice

Sweet Coconut Rice

Sweet Coconut Rice is another traditional Goan dish that is prepared in the GSB community. This is not like the South Indian Coconut Rice, but is unique to the Goan cuisine. We prepare this rice on religious occasions. Another version of sweet rice is Sakhar Bhaat or Sugar Rice. I shall share the Sakhar Bhaat… 

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Doodanche Fov / Milk Poha / Beaten Rice In Milk

Doodanche Fov

Tomorrow is Diwali and the Goans all over the world will be making different types of Fov/Poha/Avalakki. Various types of dishes that we make with beaten rice are potato poha/bataat fov, buttermilk poha (takanche fov), curd poha (dhai fov), jaggery poha, coconut milk poha (nalla rosanche fov), sugar poha (sakhar fov) etc. My mother in… 

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Manganem | Goan Chana Dal Sweet Dish For Diwali | Mangane

Manganem

Diwali the festival of lights, lives up to its name and spreads happiness in the hearts of people throughout the world. It is the one festival in India, which binds people across different states, religions and backgrounds with its bright aura of joy. Because above everything else, Diwali is about spending quality time with your… 

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Sabudana Kheer | Sabudana Payasam For Ganesh Chaturthi

Sabudana Kheer

Today the whole of India and Indians across the globe are celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. We call this festival Ganesh Chaturthi. This festival is celebrated on the 4th day in the month of Bhadrapad according to the Hindu calendar.The festive morning starts by welcoming Lord Ganesha in the homes. A small idol of… 

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Ripe Jackfruit Cake / Pansache Dhonas

Jackfruit cake

Come the summer vacations, my Mom would pack the bags and we used to go to our maternal grand-mom’s place. We used to have lots of fun there. Going in the fields, plucking mangoes and guavas from a nearby farm and sometimes even going to Miramar beach and having fun. It was real fun then…. 

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Eggless Marie Biscuit Pudding

Marie Biscuit Pudding

I always wanted to try this Marie Biscuit pudding. In my childhood my Mom used to prepare the Marie Biscuit cake for us. I had heard that a pudding can also be prepared and that it turns out yummy. I came across Divya Kudua’s blog. I am a big fan of her and found the… 

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Kangachi Nevri / Sweet Potato Dumpling

Kangachi Nevri

It was a really funny incident how I landed up making these sweet potato Nevri’s. My mom-in-law had got these “special variety” of sweet potato. These have a bitter taste. In Konkani we know them as “Kaate Kanga”. Just to translate ” Bitter sweet potato’s”. I was wondering what to do with these. On the… 

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Banana Halwa

Banana Halwa or Kelyacho Halwo… The thought of this brings water to my daughter’s and hubby’s mouth. My daughter loves to have this everyday for breakfast with a chapati. My hubby too loves this and prefers this home-made halwa to any types of ready made jams. My mom is an excellent cook and she thought… 

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Ragi Pudding / Nachnyache Satva

Nachnyache Satva

There are many beautiful memories associated with Nachnyache Satva or Ragi Pudding.  Soon after my marriage I was at home for some time. I had learnt this Ragi Pudding from my mom and she had given me the perfect recipe. I prepared this one evening and kept it ready for my hubby. When he came… 

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Shevyacho Sheero / Vermicelli Sheera

Shevyacho Sheero

Today is a wonderful day. One of the best days of my life. Why???  Is it someones birthday? Or is it due to the India – Pakistan semi – finals of World Cup 2011? Well, it is my hubby’s birthday 🙂 And lot of good things happened in my life on this day in the… 

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Yummy Caramel Pudding

Caramel Pudding

My hubby loves home-made food. And due to all the appreciation I get from him, I get encouraged to try new dishes. Off course the taste has improved. My mom taught me to prepare this caramel pudding. She told me the exact proportion and I tried it… and believe me, it turned out yummy. A… 

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