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…

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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…

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…

Almond Tart Shells

Almond Tart Shells are made of three simple ingredients within just an hour. They contain absolutely no flour and are a great gluten-free alternative to regular tart crusts. These versatile¬†Almond Tart Shells can be used to make desserts with baked fillings (like jam tarts or mini pies). They are also ideal for being filled with…

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.¬†…

Bolinhas de Coco (Coconut & Semolina Cookies)

‘Bolinhas de Coco’ are small cookies, typical of Goan-Portuguese cuisine, that are crisp on the outside and soft within. These special cookies, referred to as Bolinhas (balls), Bolinhos (cookies) or even Bolinyas, are made with semolina and Coco, the Portuguese word for ‘Coconut’. The recipe is an unusual one, wherein the semolina and coconut dough…

Chatpata Bhel

Why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a bowlful of spicy ‘Bhel’? One of the most iconic street foods of India, Bhel is a snack that’s very easy and quick to rustle up. It’s a perfect combination of puffed rice, spicy savoury mixes, finely chopped onions and tomatoes. What sets this dish apart is the…