Green Beans Stir Fry | Val Papdi Bhaji

Green Beans Stir Fry, Val papdi Bhaji

Today’s recipe Green Beans Stir Fry is a simple and easy recipe. Made from French beans, it is rich in iron. This recipe is popular in Goa and is known as Val papdi Bhaji in Konkani. Some people also call it as papdi bhaji. Valpapdi or Green beans are very good source of iron which… 

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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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Methi Dosa / Methyeche Pole / Fenugreek Pancakes

Methi Dosa , Methyeche Pole , Fenugreek Pancakes

Methi dosa or methi pole or methyeche pole is another dish that I learnt from my mother in law. We made this recipe for breakfast and had it along with garlic chutney. You can have it with pudina chutney too. My daughter had it as it is without any chutney. The recipe is very simple… 

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5 Types Of Poha (Fov / Beaten Rice / Avalakki) To Make For Diwali

Poha varieties for Diwali

It’s Diwali time in the India. Entire country is celebrating Diwali. Here is wishing you all a Very Happy Diwali.  In a diverse country like India, different types of festivals are celebrated. Diwali is one such festival which is celebrated by all religions together in India. In Goa, we make different types of poha or… 

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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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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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Kelphulachi Bhaji (Banana Blossom Stir Fry)

Kelphulachi Bhaji

Kelphulachi bhaji also known as bonyechi bhaji is a traditional Goan delicacy. Banana blossom is known as Kelphul in Goan Konkani. This recipe is very simple to cook, but the process of cleaning the banana blossom is tedious. You need to have lot of time and patience to clean the banana blossom. I learnt to… 

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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 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

Dhaiyanche Fov

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

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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Aatwal | Atwal | Methi Peiz | Rice And Fenugreek Porridge In Coconut Milk

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

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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