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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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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Goan Masoorchi Usali | Brown Lentil Stir Fry

Goan Masoorchi Usali

Goan Masoorchi Usali is a quick and simple stir fry that we make in Goa. In Goa we make different types of usali or usal. Goan Moogachi usali (green gram stir fry) and chanyachi usali (gram stir fry) is all time favorite. However, I thought of making this usali with masoor and it turned delicious…. 

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Dhaiyanche Fov | Beaten Rice In Curd | Curd Poha

Curd poha

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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Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak | Malabar Spinach Curry

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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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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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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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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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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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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Suran Fodi or Rava Fried Elephant Foot Yam

Suran Fodi or Rava Fried Elephant Foot Yam is another delicacy from Goa. We serve it as an accompaniment with the vegetarian thali in Goa. Yam is normally found in the Goan markets during the rainy season. People make variety of dishes with yam like suran tonak or suran oosali and love the yummy taste…. 

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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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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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Ambadyache Raite | Hog Plum Raita Or Chutney

Ambadyache Raite or Hog-Plum Raita is a traditional Goan dish that we make especially during Diwali. I learnt this dish from my mom-in-law. She makes this every year for Diwali breakfast. This year she gave me some hog-plums to carry to Bangalore and I thought that this is the best opportunity to prepare the traditional… 

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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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Kelyachi Bhaji | Kacche Kele Ki Subzi | Raw Banana Stir Fry

Kelyachi Bhaji

Kelyachi Bhaji or Kacche Kele Ki Subzi or Raw Plantain/banana Stir Fry is a simple yet healthy and delicious stir fry. We make this subzi once a week and I love to make it because it is very easy to make and perfect to go in our lunch box. My kid also loves it because… 

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Aavryachi Bhaji | Broad Beans Stir Fry | Avarakkai Subzi

Very simple, healthy to eat is this Broad Beans Stir Fry or Aavryachi Bhaji. I got introduced to this vegetable only after coming to Bangalore. We don’t get this vegetable in Goa. But I cook this vegetable just like any other beans subzi. This is very simple and easy to cook, but sometimes it takes… 

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Varan Bhaat

The festive month is here in India and everyone has started preparing various types of sweets and savory delicacies. Tomorrow we all will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi and all Hindus in Goa will eat pure veg food i.e. food without onion and garlic. The otherwise fish eating Goans are very strict when the festivals are celebrated… 

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