Soya Bean Pulao

‘Soya Bean Pulao’ is a flavourful vegetarian dish that’s perfect for days when you need a quick, easy and nutritious meal. A ‘Pulao’ or ‘Pulav’ is a traditional Middle Eastern or Indian dish made of rice and cooked in stock with a variety of spices, typically with meat or vegetables added to it. This vegetarian…

Phodi (Vegetable Fries)

‘Phodi’ or ‘Fodi’ are pan-fried discs of vegetables that are often served as an accompaniment to a traditional Goan meal. Covered with a coating of crisp semolina, the vegetables are fried to perfection on a hot tawa (pan) and are quick as well as easy to prepare. The Phodi can be made using a wide…

Chikki (Peanut & Cashew Nut Brittle)

‘Chikki’ or ‘Brittle’ is a traditional Indian sweet made with jaggery and chopped nuts. The variety of Chikki made is immense, with different combinations of chopped nuts being used. Peanuts and cashew nuts are usually the most popular choices for the preparation of this delicious sweet. Feel free to replace the peanuts and cashew nuts…

Tatyache Tonak (Egg Curry)

‘Tonak’ is a flavourful curry made in Goa using a special combination of spices and fresh coconut scrapings. It’s made in various forms, from mildly-spiced vegetarian curries for festive days to non-vegetarian curries made with extra spice and heat. Mushrooms, Cashewnuts, Dried Peas, Red Lentils (Masoor), Black-eyed Peas (Chavli) and a traditional Goan variety of pulses…

Paneer Chilly (Indo-Chinese Cottage Cheese)

‘Paneer Chilly’ is a very popular vegetarian dish made using fresh Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and Green Capsicum. It may be served as a quick, delicious snack or even as a curry with warm noodles. It belongs to the unique ‘Indo-Chinese’ cuisine that’s developed over the years in restaurants and street food stalls across India. The…

Rachead Prawn Fry

Fresh, plump ‘Sungta’ or Prawns, are coated in a deliciously spicy Rachead masala paste, dredged in semolina (rawa) and fried on a hot tawa (pan). The ‘Rachead Masala’ or ‘Racheado Masala’ is of Indo-Portuguese origin and is a great storecupboard essential to have on hand. These spicy fried prawns are a perfect appetiser to any…

Rachead Masala

‘Rachead Masala’ is a spicy paste that serves as a perfect base for many dishes in Goa. Traditionally known as ‘Racheado Masala’, the paste is made by the Christian community using bright Red Chillies and Vinegar. The vinegar is said to give the paste its distinctive jewel-red colour and we can’t wait to try their…

Pineapple Sheera (Semolina Pudding)

‘Pineapple Sheera’ is a rich and decadent pudding made out of rawa (semolina), ghee (clarified butter) and pieces of sweet, tangy Ananas (Pineapple). Dry fruits are toasted in the ghee before being added to the pudding, making it a perfect traditional treat that’s often relished in Goan households. The Sheera is too special to be…

Lamb Sorpotel

Sorpotel, ‘Sarpatel’ or ‘Sarapatel’ is one of the most popular curries of Indo-Portuguese origin. It is a fiery-red Sorpotel is tangy, spicy and sweet all at the same time. In the olden days, pig rearing was a common practice in Goan villages. Every ingredient and source of food was cherished and the people believed in…

Easter Bunny Bread

The festival of Easter is most famously linked with the traditional ‘Hot Cross Bun’- a rich, aromatic and flavourful bread that’s filled with dry fruits and decorated with a Cross on the top. We’ve adapted our favourite Hot Cross Bun recipe to make ‘Easter Bunny Bread’ that’s as sweet to taste as it is adorable!…

Pais (Rice Pudding)

‘Pais’ or ‘Rice Pudding’ is a thick, creamy and fragrant dessert that’s often made to celebrate festivals in Goa. It is traditionally flavoured with pieces of Turmeric (Haldi) leaf and is relished either warm or cold. In the northern parts of India, the rice pudding is called ‘Firni’ or ‘Phirni’ while further south, the pudding…

Gulab Shrikhand

Thick sweetened curds are flavoured with a fragrant jewel-coloured Rose syrup to make this exotic dessert. We’ve used a Rose concentrate called ‘Rooh Afza’ (Persian for ‘one that enhances the spirit and lifts the soul’) to make this delightful pink Shrikhand. Adding notes of ‘Gulab’ or Rose flavour to an otherwise traditional Indian dessert gives…