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 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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Peanut Curry | Shengdanyachi Amti

Shengdanyachi Amti

Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This varicha bhaat and no onion and no garlic shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of shravan  or Navratri when most people fast. Peanuts… 

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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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Pumpkin Wade | Pumpkin Pooris | Dudyache Wade

Pumpkin Wade

Pumpkin wade or Pumpkin pooris can be sweet or spicy in taste. These are also known as “Dudyache wade”. Dhudhi as you all know is pumpkin. I always had Mangalore buns which are made of bananas. My mom in law taught us to make these pumpkin pooris which are very similar to the Mangalore buns…. 

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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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Starfruit Pickle | Starfruit Chutney | Goan Goad Meil With Karmala | Karmalache Goad Meil

Starfruit Pickle

Starfruit or Carambola sweet and spicy pickle or Goan goad meil recipe that I am sharing today is yet another traditional Goan recipe. Ever since we decided that we will give healthy food to our kid, we have started making jams, preserves and chutneys at home. For breakfast every morning she needs something along with… 

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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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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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Dill Leaves Pancake | Shepeche Polle

Dill Leaves Pancake | Shepeche Polle

Goa is not just beaches, daru and fish curry and not all Goans are non-vegetarians. We do have a lot of vegetarian recipes and each and every recipe is unique and authentic. The recipe that I am going to share today is a Goan traditional breakfast recipe which is also a very healthy one. It… 

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Moringa Leaves Stir Fry With Jackfruit Seeds | Drumstick Leaves Subzi | Maskachi Bhaji

Moringa Leaves Stir fry

Moringa leaves or drumstick leaves are an extremely rich source of anti-oxidants and are extremely good for health. People in India make lots of dishes with Moringa leaves.  In some countries, people make juice of Moringa leaves and have it on daily basis. It is believed that these leaves helps to ward off numerous diseases,… 

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Watermelon Rind Cake To #CreateFearlessly

Watermelon rind cake

Today I ventured upon a totally new and innovative experiment in my kitchen as a part of #CreateFearlessly activity by Blogadda. I badly wanted to bake a cake with my new Hamilton Beach India Large Oven at the same time I wanted the dish to be unique. I had a big watermelon lying on my… 

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Red Leafy Amaranth Recipe | Tambdi Bhaji

Tambdi Bhaji

Red Leafy Amaranth or Tambdi(Red) Bhaji is commonly grown in Goa by some localites. It has numerous health benefits as it is packed with antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates and iron. It is served with rice. There are lot of ways by which this can be cooked. You can add pulses like Dal to the… 

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Beaten Rice In Coconut Milk | Nalla Rosanche Fov

Nalla Rosanche Fov

One night before Diwali, all of us go to witness the burning of the effigy of demon Narkasur by Lord Krishna. Competitions are held in different parts of the state and prizes are given for the best Krishna and best Narkasur. When we return home after burning the demon, we light the sky lamp known… 

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Drumsticks Subzi | Drumsticks Stir Fry | Goan Sangachi Bhaji

Drumsticks Subzi

My Mom taught me to prepare this Drumsticks Subzi during my recent trip to Goa. My Dad being a pure vegetarian, my Mom prepares different types of veg dishes specially for him. My Dad loves this dish. My hubby too loves a lot of vegetarian dishes as they are good for health. This dish is… 

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Cashew Subzi | Cashew Fruit Recipe | Goan Recipe

Cashew Subzi

In Goa we get plenty of cashew fruits. They grow in summer season in Goa i.e. starting in the months of March, April and May. If you happen to visit Goa in this season, do try to visit the outskirts of city limits. On the highways you will see a lot of cashew trees. Last… 

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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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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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Karela Subzi / Bitter gourd Subzi

I have been cooking this Subzi since a long time. But never dared to post it here because this is something which I don’t like. I cook this just for my hubby. He likes this Subzi and there are many more people who like bitter gourd. I would not even dare to taste bitter gourd,… 

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Wheat Bhakri

Wheat Bhakri

In Goa, we make different types of bhakris or pancakes for breakfast. Wheat bhakri or wheat flour pancakes makes an easy and healthy breakfast. I first had this at my mom’s place. I really loved this bhakri that mom made. I thought that this recipe is very difficult to prepare, but it was damn easy…. 

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