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…

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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…

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…

Mushroom Pattice / Mushroom Puffs

Mushroom Pattice, or Mushroom Puffs, are a very popular teatime snack in Goa. Spicy, savoury mushroom filling is enclosed in layers of buttery, flaky and crisp Puff Pastry. It’s believed that Cafe Central in Panjim offers customers the best puffs in all of Goa. But for anyone who’d like to relish this teatime snack at…

Easy to Make Puff Pastry Recipe

Here’s our easy to make Puff Pastry recipe that bakes into crispy, flaky layers filled with butter! It’s the perfect dough for Chicken Puffs, Vegetable Puffs, Egg Puffs and a host of other savoury snacks, as well as sweet treats. We always keep a batch of the dough handy for whenever we feel like baking. …

The Saucy Chicken

Tender chicken pieces stir-fried in a sticky sauce that’s hot, tangy, salty and sweet. This dish is a real explosion of flavour and perfect for a Saturday night treat! The chicken is marinated in a combination of store-cupboard ingredients for a quick, easy and filling meal. The credit for this delicious recipe goes to my…

Palak Paneer (Cottage Cheese & Spinach Curry)

Palak Paneer is a popular north-Indian curry that’s often served for meals and is a great source of important nutrients. A bowlful of this steaming curry, that’s easy and quick to make,  is perfect with Chapati, Naan or Jeera Rice. Here’s a short blog post with the recipe and video for the way we make…

Kankon (Bangle-shaped Bread)

Kankon, that literally translates to ‘Bangle’ in Konkani, is a distinctive ring-shaped bread that is popular all over Goa. Each ring of bread has a crunchy crust and a fairly dry texture within, forming a great snack when dipped into warm tea. Some believe that the Kankon has been named thus not only because of…