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Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

A quick and tasty recipe, best served alongside roti or chapati. Field beans or Kadve Vaal as they are called in Konkani, are very rich in protein once sprouted. They have a crunchy bite to them and leave behind a slight bitter after taste. Vaalachi Bhaji is a very popular dish in Maharashtrian and Goan cuisines.… Continue reading Vaalachi Bhaji (spicy-sweet Field Beans)

Healthy · Indian · Konkani · Maharashtrian · Vegetarian

Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)

Malabar Spinach also called  "Mayalu in marathi" and "Vali bhaji" in konkani. Malabar spinach is found in  backyard of every Goan house. This is lush green and grows mainly in summer season. My parents are here and it's fun when they visit us especially during the summer months. Well, when Mom is here, then it's… Continue reading Mom’s recipe – Mayalu Bhaji (Malabar Spinach spicy sabzi)

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Dalitoy (Konkani special-Yellow Lentil soup)

Dalitoy is a popular dish made very regularly in every konkani house. This is one of the recipe that I grew up with, it was made at least once every week in our house. The aroma and combined flavors of ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida (hing) and dry chilies in coconut oil is very very comforting and satisfying. This home-made… Continue reading Dalitoy (Konkani special-Yellow Lentil soup)

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Crispy Kaarate (crunchy Bitter Gourd fries)

"Kaarate" means Bitter Gourd in Konkani, so the name Crispy Kaarate, which is crunchy, crispy, evenly fried chips of bitter gourd with very very little bitterness that can be enjoyed on its own or with hot rice! Serves: 2 Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients 3 bitter gourds (karela / kaarate), thinly sliced ½ tbsp turmeric powder ½ tbsp red chili powder, or adjust as… Continue reading Crispy Kaarate (crunchy Bitter Gourd fries)

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Kaarate Kismuri (tangy-spicy Bitter Gourd Peel Salad)

"Kaarate" means Bitter Gourd in Konkani, so the name Kaarate Kismuri (Bitter Gourd Salad). It is a side dish recipe with a of bitter-tangy-spicy taste. I learnt todays healthy recipe from my grandmother who always told me that a bitter gourds good properties lies in its bitterness. Usually while preparing bitter gourd, its rugged surface… Continue reading Kaarate Kismuri (tangy-spicy Bitter Gourd Peel Salad)