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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Stuffed Jackfruit | Jackfruit Recipes

Today’s dish is a totally new innovation. This dish is another successful attempt at allowing my pillar of strength “my hubby” in the kitchen. From innovating software products and getting multiple US Patents on his innovations, he is helping me create yummy recipes in my kitchen now. Some of his cooking innovations include the yummy… 

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Rava Fried Baby Corn

Rava Fried Baby corn is a crispy snack that can be served as a side dish with rice and dal. It is a simple and easy to make side dish especially when you are pressed for time. Simply cut the baby corns, apply the spices, coat in rava and fry them. It tastes yummy and… 

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Stuffed White Pomfret

Stuffed White Pomfret

Stuffed White Pomfret or Bharille Paaplet is a delicacy in the Goan kitchen. My mom always made stuffed mackerels for me as I love them. I can never eat simple rava fried mackerel, but if it is stuffed I just love it. The stuffing is so yummy that you feel like eating it again and again…. 

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Rava Fried Plantain | Kelyachyo Fodi | Pan Fried Raw Banana

In Goa, we make different types of “fodi” or rava fried vegetables. These are a perfect replacement to fish on our veg days, like Mondays and Thursdays. The rava friend plantain recipe shared here today is a traditional Konkani recipe and I am sure every Goan makes these. Apart from this, you can also make… 

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Mackerel Recheado – Stuffed Mackerels | Goan Recipe

Mackerel Recheado

After Grilled Recheado Prawns, it is Mackerel Recheado. This is another authentic Goan dish and is a favorite at home. If you are in Goa, do not miss eating this dish in restaurants. It is just awesome and delicious. Believe me. I just love this dish since childhood. I never eat mackerel simply by rava… 

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Fried Breadfruit | Breadfruit Rava Fry | Neerpanas Fodi | Jeevkadgi Fodi

Breadfruit Rava Fry

Come the summer season and you will see various types of recipes being prepared using the seasonal summer produce. Breadfruit is one such vegetable that you will see on trees in this summer season. Some people don’t know how to prepare this tasty vegetable. I don’t know whether it is fruit or vegetable, but I’ll… 

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Rava Fried Ridge Gourd | Ghosalem Fodi | Goan Recipes | Luffa | Turai | Semolina | Goan Recipes

Rava Fried Ridge Gourd

Rava Fried Ridge Gourd is very simple to prepare. It turns delicious and since ridge gourd is high in water content, you can feel it when you bite into the juicy ridge gourd. It tastes slightly sweet and juicy but since you coat it with rava and spices it just turns mouth-watering. Kids too love… 

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Fried Crabs | Rava Fried Crabs | Crab Fry | Goan Recipes

Fried Crabs

During my recent vacation in Goa, my only motive was to try a lot of dishes with fish. Right from Surmai/King Fish to Sardines and Mackerels to Prawns and Crabs, I ate almost all the types of fish and really had a feast. My Mom taught me some more dishes with fish. They will be… 

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Rava Fried Ladyfingers | Bhendi Rava Fry | Bhendi Fodi | Goan Dishes

Rava Fried Ladyfingers

A daily and easy snack that can be prepared are these Rava Fried Ladyfingers. They turn crispy and yumm. I normally make these as an accompaniment with rice and veg. curries. I have always seen people eating ladyfingers deep fried in batter and oil. The recipe mentioned in today’s blog post is healthier as it… 

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Anchovy Fish Fry | Velli Fish Fry

Anchovy Fry

Since the time I came to Bangalore, I don’t get to eat much fish. One main reason is we don’t get fresh fish in Bangalore and the varieties of sea fish that we get here is too less. During my last trip to Goa in December, I only savoured on small fish and I actually… 

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Crispy Rawa Fried Pumpkin Buds

Crispy Rawa Fried Pumpkin Buds

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year 2014. This post was supposed to be posted in Oct 2013 when I had gone to Goa during Navaratri vacation. But I was too busy with personal and professional life and was not able to post this. One day my brother got Pumpkin buds as my Dad loves the… 

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Stuffed Mackerel | Bharillo Bangdo – Step-By-Step with Pictures

Goan Stuffed Mackerel

One fine day my hubby got Mackerel’s from market. I re-tried the stuffed Mackerel recipe. This time I modified it slightly and my hubby really loved it. This is my signature recipe. It was a real hit in Raksha’s Kitchen. It turned much more better then the last time I made it. So on the… 

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Rawa Fried Fish Roe | Fish Roe Recipes

Fried Fish Roe

Today being a Sunday I had to prepare something special. Yesterday I cooked stuffed Mackerel and it turned delicious. So my hubby went to fish market and got some more fresh Mackerel’s and told me to make it again. He just loved them. I will post the step-by-step pictures of Stuffed Mackerel recipe again. But… 

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Rawa Fried Broccoli And CupoNation.in

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Goan Special – Rawa Fried Drumsticks/Sangachyo Fodi

Sangachyo Fodi

This is another yummy dish which we GSB’s make in Goa. Drumsticks are very good for health. They are an excellent source of calcium, iron and vitamins. I have learnt a lot of traditional dishes from my mom. My dad being a pure vegetarian, my mom cooks different varieties of vegetarian food for him. In… 

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Goan Special – Brinjal Rava Fry / Eggplant Rava Fry

Brinjal Rava Fry

In the month of March 2013, you all hardly saw any recipes in Raksha’s Kitchen. I was getting a lot of comments why I am writing for an alchohol brand and that I should discontinue writing for it. But I did not loose my spirits. Yes, I was writing as I was asked to write… 

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How to turn Bitter Gourd Haters to Bitter Gourd Lovers

As I wrote in my blog posts earlier, I learnt cooking from my Hubby and my Mommy. My hubby taught me the ABC’s of cooking and then I started ruling the kitchen with all my different experiments. Since the day I started my blog, I wanted my hubby to write a post for my blog…. 

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Forest Mushrooms

Forest Mushrooms

This time after 7 years I have got to eat these awesome forest mushrooms. I was so happy that I just wanted the world know how good they are. These are authentic forest mushrooms. They grow in the monsoon season on the termite house in which the snake stays (that’s what the folklore says). Only… 

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Chicken Rawa Fry

Chicken Rawa Fry

My Little one loves chicken and calls it chicken fish. She eats a very less of it, but she loves the taste and jumps with joy when she sees the fried chicken. The other day, my hubby took her to the shop and they Real Good Chicken. My little one wanted to play with the… 

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Rawa Fried Mushrooms

Rawa Fried Mushrooms

During the rainy season in Goa, we get fresh mushrooms from the forest. Those are the tastiest mushrooms I have ever had. People who stay in the forest get those mushrooms for us. They work at our backyard and farmhouse. Sometimes we buy the forest mushrooms from the local market. These are sold at exorbitantly… 

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Fried Prawns | Rava Fried Prawns

Rava Fried Prawns is the dish which makes my mouth water. Even now while I am blogging about this dish, it’s making my mouth water. This is very simple to cook and taste is awesome.In Goa we cook this dish atleast once a week. If no prawns are available, we rava fry any fish. We… 

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KingFish Fry

KingFish Fry

King Fish the king among fish. I love this fish since the time I ate it. Don’t remember since when 🙂 I remember my mom once made me eat this fish by carefully taking the rings out of it which comes after frying. Since I was not eating fish, she used to tell me to… 

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