Category: Goan Recipes


          Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences the lobster_newGoans had to endure during the centuries. The staplefood in Goa is fish, both among the Hindus as well as the Catholics. On other fronts however, there is a vast difference in the foods of these two communities, the main reason being that the Christians also eat beef and pork which are taboo in most Hindu households. While Hindu Goan food does not seem to have picked up any Portuguese influence, the Christian food has been influenced not only by the Portuguese, but also by its overseas settlments. However, it has not been a oneway transfer. An example is canjade galinha, which is a type of chicken broth with rice and chicken pieces, and is originally a Goan recipe. Another is arroz doce, which is a Portuguese adaptation of pais or kheer (sweetened rice) found in India.



Ingredients: Wheat flour 200 gms, coconut milk 100 ml, water 50 ml, jaggery 50gms, bananas (ripe) 2, egg 1 no, cardamom powder a pinch, salt to taste, grated coconut 25 gms. Method: Mix all the above ingredients (except the bananas) in a bowl till you get a smooth batter. Mash the bananas and then add the mashed bananas to the […]


Ingredients 3/4     gallon milk 1     juice of small lemon 7   cup   water 2   cup   sugar 1/4   teaspoon   corn flour 1/2   tablespoon   maida/ all purpose flour 1     pinch baking powder 3/4   teaspoon   rose essence Procedure: 1.   Bring 3/4 gallon of milk to a boil. Once it comes to a boil add in the lemon juice. The milk will begin to curdle. […]

Goan Fish Cutlets

Serves : 4 Ingredients 2     cans tuna 1     onion (chopped fine) 1   teaspoon   ginger/garlic paste 1-2     chilies 1   teaspoon   coriander powder 1/2   teaspoon   turmeric powder 2   teaspoon   parsley flakes or small bunch cilantro 1     slice bread (crust removed) cut into cubes 1   tablespoon   lime juice 1     egg 1/2   cup   semolina (rawa) salt to taste oil for frying Instructions 1.   Drain […]

Aambyaanche Sasav

Serves : 4 Ingredients 1     raw mango 1     almost ripe mango 2   teaspoon   mustard seeds 4   tablespoon   jaggery 1   teaspoon   salt 6     dry red chilies 3/4   cup   freshly grated coconut 1   pinch   aesafetida 1   teaspoon   oil Instructions Peel and cut mangoes into small pieces and keep aside. (The traditional Goan saasav is also made with small sucking mangoes. You can […]

Sol Kadhi

Serves : 2 Ingredients 1   cup   grated coconut 2   tablespoon   unsweetened kokum syrup 5-6     kokum skin dried 1     chillies 3-4     garlic cloves 1     fresh coriander leaves Instructions Grind grated coconut, chilli and garlic together in a mixer and add crushed garlic and chillies. (You can use use coconut milk if no gratedcoconut is available ). Strain the coconut mix in […]

Pineapple Sasav

Ingredients 500 grams pineapple (ripe or semiripe) 100 grams jaggery 120 grams dessicated coconut 5 peppers 2 kashmiri red chilli 10 curry leaves 2 teaspoon oil 4 teaspoon mustard seeds salt to taste 3-4 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon lime juice(optional) 1 cilantro leaf(optional for garnishing) Instructions 1. Cut pineapple to small pieces and marinate with 1 tsp salt and grated […]

Goan Wedding Stew

A classic dish made popular and served at weddings in Goa, that has now become a staple in many household celebrations. This is my interpretation of it. Ingredients beef– 1   pound pork- -1   pound chicken- -1   pound ginger/garlic paste – -3   teaspoon salt- -3   teaspoon potatoes (1.5 cup – cubed) – -3 onions (1 cup – chopped fine)- -2 carrots […]