Monday, March 12, 2012

Goan delicacies ...

Snaps of

1. Pavbhaji, sanman hotel in ponda ..

2. A fruit vendor in panjim .., notce the home fried big cashew nuts for sale.. For Rs 10.00, you get anywhere from 3 to 5.

3. Fish curry rice, in an old hotel in ponda

How To Make Pav Bhaji

Potatoes – 3 cups, diced small

Cauliflower – 2 cups, finely chopped

Frozen Green Peas – 1 cup

Carrots – ½ cup, diced small

Salt – 1 tsp (to taste)

Haldi(Turmeric) – ¼ tsp

Water – 2 cups

Oil – 1 Tbsp

Butter – 1 Tbsp

Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – ½ tsp

Hing (Asofoetida) – pinch

Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp (to taste)

Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped

Garlic – 2 tsp, minced

Ginger – 2 tsp, minced

Tomato – 1 medium, chopped

Tomato Sauce – ½ cup (1/2 of 8 oz. can)

Pav Bhaji Masala – 2 tsp (to taste)

Dhania Powder – 1 tsp

Lemon Juice – ½ tsp (to taste)

Cilantro – 5 sprigs, chopped (for garnishing)



  1. In a pressure cooker, add Potatoes, Cauliflower, Green Peas, Carrots, Salt, Haldi and Water – Mix well.
  2. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and remove pressure after 2 minutes (To remove pressure, hold cooker under cold running water in sink).
  3. Heat Oil and Butter in a non-stick pan.
  4. Add Jeera and allow it to sputter.
  5. Add Hing and Red Chili Powder.
  6. Add Onions, Garlic and Ginger – stir well.
  7. Cook until Oil starts to separate.
  8. Add Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce and mix well.
  9. Cook until Oil starts to separate again.
  10. Add Pav Bhaji Masala and Dhania Powder – mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  11. Add Vegetables and lightly mash.
  12. Add Lemon Juice and adjust Salt/Chili Powder/Pav Bhaji Masala.
  13. Cook for 5 minutes.
  14. Garnish with Cilantro.

Goan fish curry rice video ..  Mouth watering varieties of diff fish fry and fish curry .. What adds taste to Goan fish fry is the rava they use to fry fish .. uuuuhhhmmmmmmm............

Recipe of Goan fish curry ..


1 lemon size tamarind
2 tblsp ginger paste
1 tblsp malt vinegar
2 pomfret fish
1/2 cup coconut scraped
6 red chillies whole
2 tblsp oil
2 green chillies
2 tblsp coriander seeds
1 small tomato
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 small onion

How to make goan fish curry :
  • Clean, wash and cut each fish into 5-6 pieces.
  • Cut onions and tomatoes.
  • Slit green chillies and cut into half.
  • Roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds and whole red chillies.
  • Make a fine paste of all the roasted spices along with scraped coconut, ginger and garlic paste and malt vinegar.
  • Heat up oil in a pan.
  • Mix in cut onions and stir fry till golden brown.
  • Mix in green chillies and cut tomatoes.
  • Stir fry on a medium heat up for 3 minutes.
  • Stir constantly.
  • Mix in the paste and 11/2 cup of water.
  • Bring it to a boil and then mix in fish pieces and salt.
  • Stir fry on a low heat up for about 5 minutes or till fish is just done.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

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