Chettinad Fish Fry

Chettinad fish fry

Chettinad fish fry is a delicious and spicy preparation of fish made in the Chettinad region of South India. This cuisine is known for spicy food which is made using freshly ground masalas. You can use any type of firm fleshed fish in this recipe. I used surmai/seerfish to make this delicious fish fry.  … 

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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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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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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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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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Pudina Chutney

Pudina Chutney

Pudina Chutney or Mint chutney is what we all make regularly to have with parathas or dosas. Some people add curds to this chutney and serve it with tandoori dishes. You can even add this chutney and make delicious sandwiches. This chutney can be used as a base for make wraps too. Pudina has number… 

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Sprouted Chickpea Stir Fry | Black Chana Usal

Today’s recipe is sprouted black chick pea usali. This is a simple stir fry which I make for the busy weekday nights. The recipe gets cooked within few minutes and is delicious too. If you don’t like to have it for dinner, you can have it for breakfast too. It is nutritious and gives you… 

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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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Mackerel Uddamethi | Bangda Uddamethi | Mackerel Curry In Black Urad Dal And Fenugreek Seeds

Mackerel Uddamethi | Bangda Uddamethi | Mackerel Curry In Black Urad Dal And Fenugreek Seeds

Ever since my childhood I have loved this Mackerel Uddamethi | Bangda Uddamethi | Mackerel Curry In Black Urad Dal And Fenugreek Seeds . It tastes just delicious and leaves one licking their fingers. You can serve this curry with rice or have it as a side dish in your fish thali. Some people love… 

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Sukya Sungtachi Kismoor | Goan Dry Prawns Kismoor

During rainy season when we don’t get fresh fish in Goa, we make Sukya Sungtachi Kismoor or Dry prawns kismoor. The name kismoor means mixture or to mix everything together. I make this kismoor in two ways. I have explained one way here which I had learnt from my Goan house help. The other type… 

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Prawn Cutlets | Sungtache Dangaer

Prawn cutlets or Sungatache Dangaer is another popular Goan dish. We make these with any type of shell fish like prawns, clams, mussels, etc. It is a delicacy in Goa and is usually served with rice and prawns curry. It can be served as an evening snack too and some people like to have it… 

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Puli Inji Onam Special

Puli Inji

Today is Onam and it was on my mind to share with you all some authentic Kerala recipes. I know I am a bit late in sharing this, but it’s better to be late than never 🙂 Onam is celebrated in the Malyalam month of Chingam and marks the commemoration of Vamana avatara of Vishnu… 

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Crabs Masala | Goan Crab Curry | Crab Tonak

Crab Masala

“Kulyachem Tonak” or Crab Curry is a delicacy in Goan homes. Many people asked me for the recipe of authentic Goan Crab Masala, so I thought I should share this with you all. This is a spicy gravy with coconut and crabs. The more you cook crabs in the curry, the more flavorful it will… 

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Grilled Prawns In Recheado Masala

Grilled Prawns In Recheado Masala

It was just a regular weekend. As usual hubby went to the local mall to get fish. He came back with some mackerels, sardines and tiger prawns. Always wanted to try recheado masala and this time I thought that it is a perfect opportunity to make recheado prawns. Also I want to experiment again with… 

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Bharwan Karela | Stuffed Bitter Gourds

Stuffed Karela

When the hubby cooks something, yes it has to turn delicious. Today I have the recipe of stuffed bitter gourd or “bharwan karela” and it is prepared by my hubby. Yes! Believe me. He loves bitter gourd and he made this recipe so that I too start liking bitter gourd.  He got these special organic… 

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Mackerel Pickle | Mackerel Balchao | Goan Recipes

Mackerel Pickle or Mackerel Balchao is one of the delicacy from the Goan Kitchen. Since my childhood I have this and I just love it. Before my marriage my Mom and aunts used to make this delicacy. After marriage I was missing it and learnt it from my Mom. Now I have the pleasure in… 

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Desi Health Bites – Plantain Cutlets

Today I tried a new dish using plantains. We eat plantain once a week, but normally we make a dry subzi/stir fry out it or simply fry with rava. Eating the same type of dish every week does get a bit boring at times. So I keep on trying new recipes. Today I tried an… 

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Mackerel Curry | Mackerel Sour And Spicy Curry | Goan Fish Curry | Bangda Curry | Hooman

Mackerel Curry

Today’s blog post is dedicated to that lady who pinged me on my facebook page and told me that she wants the Goan Bangda Hooman or the Mackerel Curry which we make in Goa. She also said that ever since she discovered my blog she is kinda hooked to it and there was a reason…. 

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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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Mackerel Sukha | Mackerel Recipe | Goan Fish Recipes | Bangdyache Sukhe

Mackerel Sukha , Bangdyache Sukhe

When Mom cooks food it always becomes tasty. Similarly when my Mom cooks fish, I just love it and nothing beats food which my Mom cooks. The Mackerel recipe in today’s post is another recipe which I learnt from my Mom. This was the dish which I was craving to eat when I was carrying… 

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Talle Suke | Sardines Masala Goan Style | Goan Fish Recipes

Tallyache Sukhe

In Goa, we get variety of sea fish and there are number of fish recipes.’Talle Sukke’ meaning sardines dry masala  is another recipe which my Mom taught me during my trip to Goa in October. It turns very good and has a tangy spicy taste. The tanginess comes from the kokum petals and tamarind that… 

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