Discover coastal Indian flavours from Goa and Konkan, including sorpotel, curries made with fish, coconut, kokum and other dishes here.
Vindaloo is a dish that comes from Goa. My friend Allan is a Goan and he told me the origin of the word 'Vindaloo' comes from a mix of the Portuguese words for wine (vinho) and garlic (alho) - hence vindaloo. So there's no 'aloo' or potato in this recipe anywhere. But plenty of vinegar and garlic. Use a fatty part of the pork for the best results. Port fat rules in this recipe!
This is a flavourful aromatic curry that is usually enjoyed by people who like the taste of coconut! This is very easy and quick to make!
This is the traditional way tendli vegetable was prepared in Goa or the konkan region. It is an everyday vegetable dish that would be eaten with bread or chappatis.
Banana Fritters are generally made when the bananas get too ripe and it is a good sweet dish eaten with tea.
This is a quick and simple recipe and quite healthy when made with the chicken mince. It is not spicy and is good for entertaining (who does not like meatballs?) It is good over plain white rice and left over meatballs can be used for wraps or sandwiches.
Growing up as a child this was my favourite vegetable and the gravy just adds flavor and makes it more juicy to chew on the sticks.
My Mom used to make this fish especially during our vacations in Goa where we used to have access to cooking on charcoal. It is best cooked on a cast iron skillet or if you get the opportunity to grill on charcoal there is nothing like it.
It is a different rice dish something good to entertain with rather than the plain rice.
This is the traditional goan version of masala chicken fry. It can be either fried or grilled for a more healthier diet.
Quick and simple chicken dish...
Meat Loaf is a good accompaniment for a party. It can be eaten hot or cold. It is also used to make tasty sandwiches or as stuffing for canopy cups.
This sweet is made specifically for Chirstmas.
It is a sweet dish eaten during tea.
This is a traditional dish eaten on special occasions as a bread accompaniment to Sorpotel or Vindaloo. It looks just like the idli.
This a simple sweet, very fun and as the names suggests it does look like a nest.
This is a mango pickle recipe that is made in Goa just on the onset of summer when the raw mangoes are in season and stored for those rainy days when you would eat the pickle with kangi (rice water)!
It is a very traditional goan sweet dish. It is something my Mom used to make for tea and as my Mom used to say "it is strengthening and good for you". It is like a porridge that can be eaten hot or chilled. When chilled it is more like a pudding.
The stew is a must have on my in-laws side of the family for feasts or special occasions. It does have many steps but it is the only dish you need to cook as it is an entire meal in a bowl.
Prawn curry is a dish that is eaten on a regular everyday basis with white rice among the Goan/ Konkan community.
They are delicious patties that make a great appetizer. Although, traditionally made with beef they can be made with any kind of minced meat like chicken or lamb. Can be served plain with some hot tomato sauce or put in on a bun to make a good sandwich.