Pumpkin Bharta | Doodhi Bharta

Pumpkin Bharta , Doodhi Bharta, Doodyache bharta, pumpkin recipe

Pumpkin Bharta also known as doodhi bharta is a simple yet nutritious dish made in Goa. I learnt this traditional Goan recipe from my mother. Whenever she made this pumpkin bharta, she called and told me the recipe and literally forced me to cook and publish it on the website. Today, this recipe of doodhi… 

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Ambadyachi Uddamethi / Goan Hog Plum Curry

Ambadyachi Uddamethi

Ambadyachi Uddamethi or Goan Hog Plum Curry is a post which I intended to post during the shravan of 2016. But it got delayed due to some unexplainable reasons. I wanted to post this recipe in shravan month of 2017, but again it got postponed due to my travel and office work. Let me not… 

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Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak

Chawli Tonak

Goan Style Black Eyed Peas Curry | Chawli Tonak or chawliche tonak is another delicious Goan style legume masala preparation. Chawli is also known as cowpeas or black eyed peas. In Goa, we prepare different types of curries like hooman, kadi, khatkhatem, varan, toi, saar, tonak, xacuti, uddamethi etc.  Tonak means a spicy curry made… 

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Alsande Usali

Alsande Usali

Alsande popularly known a kidney beans is a rich source of protein. This Alsande Usali is a nutritious recipe which can be prepared within 30 minutes. It can be served with chapatis or with rice as a side dish. Alsande are a type of black eyed beans which are available in Goa during summer. Appearance wise… 

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Avaryachi Usli | Field Beans Stir Fry | Avarekalu Usli

Avaryachi Usli

When he tells me that he will soak and pressure cook the field beans/avarekalu/avare, you just make the stir fry, I can never say NO. He keeps saying that he loves the “Usli” that I cook and since I feel lazy to cook during weekdays, he himself soaks it and even pressure cooks them and… 

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Goan Fish Curry With Prawns | Sungta Hooman

Sungta Hooman

Goan Fish Curry With Prawns is my favorite curry among the various fish curries that we cook in Goa. Infact 90% Goans love Prawns curry. Last weekend my brother and his wife had come to visit us. This time I told my brother that I will cook food for them and requested them not to… 

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Goan Surmai Fish Curry (Seer Fish Curry) & A Review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder

Racer Mixer Grinder

Mixer grinder is one of the most essential product that we need in our kitchens. Indian cuisine is made up of lots of chutneys, curries and ground masalas. We use a mixer grinder almost every single day. In today’s post I will be sharing a review of TTK Racer Mixer Grinder and a delicious Goan… 

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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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Goan Chicken Xacuti And a Review of Maharaja EasyLock King Mixer Grinder

Goan Chicken Xacuti

Some days back I received a Maharaja EasyLock mixer grinder for review. I was very excited after receiving it as this was my 4th product from Maharaja Whiteline. The first 4 products (hand blender, rice cooker, steam iron and Marvello OTG) were awesome and I was sure that this product would be great too. Yes!… 

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Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak | Malabar Spinach Curry

Valchya Bhajjiche Tonak

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

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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Futi Kadi | Phuti Kadi | Khuti Kadi | Goan Kokum Kadi

Kokum Kadi

Futi Kadi or Phuti Kadi is a kokum kadi made with kokum (sol) and water. Since no coconut milk is added to this kadi, it is called futi. You can call this as sol kadi without coconut milk. This drink is very good for digestion. Normally Goans have sol kadi with coconut milk or this… 

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Vaalchi Bhaji | Stir Fried Basale Leaves | Malabar Spinach Stir Fry

Vaalchi Bhaji

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

Suran Tonak , Goan Style Yam Masala

Ingredients:                                     Prep. Time: 60 Minutes, Serves: 6 2 cups yam, suran, peeled and chopped 1 cup coconut, grated 1/2 cup Kabuli Chana / white chickpeas 2 medium sized onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 5 peppercorns… 

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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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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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Black Pomfret Curry | Halwa Fish Curry | Goan Black Pomfret Hooman

Black Pomfret Curry

Today I want to share with you all another delicacy from Goa i.e. Black Pomfret Curry or Halwa Fish Curry or Kali Paplet Hooman. This curry taste best when had with white steamed rice or boiled rice. Some Goan’s even have this curry with pav/bread. Recently my blog reader requested this recipe of black pomfret… 

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Ambadyache Raite | Hog Plum Raita Or Chutney

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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