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 chapatis.
She does not like heavy masala stuff. So I make different types of things which have no preservatives like mangojam or banana halwa. I have reduced giving her readymade store bought jam as they are loaded with loads of sugar which is not so good for health.
In Goa we make this Goad meilwith raw mango, hog plums or starfruits and they can be preserved for a long time. My daughter loved this Goad meil and said that it was superb to have with her chapatis. The sweetness of jaggery and spiciness of other spices makes this pickle or chutney a winner in its own way.
In Goa, hardly anyone eats these starfruits. They grow in abundance in our backyard and no one even looks at them. The other day hubby found these in the local super market and got them home. They were quiet expensive and I did not want to waste them. So I made this yummy pickle or chutney. Try this recipe and I am sure you will love it.