Monday, October 24, 2016

Broken Wheat Pulao Gavacho fado pulao

Broken Wheat/Dalia is rich in fiber and paneer provides proteins. Vegetables will give you required nutrients. This is a complete meal. 

Konkani Version

English Version


  • 1/4 Cup Broken Wheat/Dalia
  • ¼ cup Paneer cubes or grated paneer
  • 1 tsp Ghee/Butter
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed/jeera
  • ¼ cup vegetables of your choice like carrots, peas, corn etc.
  • Salt

  • Heat ghee in a pan
  • Add cumin seeds, when they splutter add broken wheat/Dalia
  • Stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add paneer cubes, vegetables. Stir fry for another 2 minutes
  • Add salt and about 3 cups of water.
  • Cook on medium heat.
  • You can garnish with lemon, cilantro, butter, cheese.
  • Serve healthy pulao to your child.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Peanut Laddoo| Bikanache ladu

Peanut Laddoo makes an easy and healthy snack for kids. Jaggery is rich in iron and peanut is an excellent source of protein.

English Version

Konkani Version

Ingredients 1 Cup unsalted peanuts 
3/4 cup jaggery 
2 tbsp water 
1 tbsp ginger juice or 1 tsp Ginger powder/Saunth
1 spoon of ghee or oil or rice flour

Method:Roast peanuts for 15-20 minutes on a low flame. 
Once they are roasted, transfer them to the plate. 
Take off the skin when they are warm enough. Once they are cooled down it will be difficult to remove the skin. 
Take jaggery and water in a pan. Melt it on medium flame. 
Add ginger juice or dry ginger powder. 
Keep on stirring. Keep the flame low as it will be almost done.
Pour few drops of jaggery liquid in a bowl of cold water and if it forms like a ball that means it is done. 
Add peanutsy to jaggery mixture and mix it very well. put off the gas stove. 

Grease your hands with ghee/ oil or rice flour.
Roll laddoos when the mixture is hot enough.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pole/Vegan pancakes

Konkani Version

English version


1 cup rice 
1/4 cup urad dal 
1 tbsp chana dal 
1 tsp fenugreek/methi seeds 
1 tsp Cumin/jeera seeds 
pinch of turmeric 
Oil/Ghee/ Vegan Butter

Soak rice, urad dal, chana dal in 3 cups of water for 6-7 hours
Clean and soak cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds in water.
After 6-7 hours grind everything to fine paste. 
Keep pan on medium heat
Smear ghee, butter or oil on pan 
Put 2 ladles and spread evenly. Make it thin if you want crispy. 
Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes 
When dosa leaves the sides it is done
Flip it and cook for another 2 minutes on other side. 
Sprinkle jaggery when it is hot so it will be melted.
You can serve with vegetables, sambhar, dal, etc. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vegan Egg burji/Tofu Scramble

English Version
Konkani Version
  • 14 oz. tofu
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/ 4 tsp chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp red chili powder ( you can add spices like garlic powder, black pepper powder, white pepper powder)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Vegetables (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, asparagus, beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
  • Salt  to taste
  • Oil
  • Rinse Tofu with water and crumble with hands to bite size pieces.
  • Add salt, red chili powder and turmeric to tofu and Mix it nicely. Keep it aside.
  • Heat pan on low flame. Add cumin seeds and once they splutter add chopped green chilies.
  • Add finely chopped vegetables like onion, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus (vegetables of your choice)
  • Stir fry for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Add salt, little bit of turmeric to the vegetables.
  • Add Tofu to the vegetables.
  • Finally add chopped spinach and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Check to
See if there is enough moisture.
  • scramble tofu is ready. If there is extra water you can keep the flame on high and stir fry for 2 minutes until water evaporates.
  • Serve spicy, healthy tofu scramble with Bread, rice or just by itself.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fried Bhindi/Okra/ Goan bhene

Goan Crunchy Bhindi/Okra is a Goan recipe which is easy and quick side dish or can be served as an appetizer.

Konkani Version

English version

15 Okra/lady’s finger/bhindi
2 tsp chilly powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp roasted coriander seed powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seed/jeera powder
Few drops of lemon juice
¼ cup coarse rice powder/ Rawa/Semolina/Bread crumbs
Oil for shallow frying


Wash and clean Okra and make them dry before you cut them to avoid stickiness.
Cut into 3 inch long pieces. Apply salt, coriander seed powder, jeera powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder. Mix well.
Add few drops of lemon juice or tamarind paste 1/4 tsp to avoid stickiness and help marinate spices into okra.
Heat griddle /frying pan and smear with a little oil. Roll okra slice into rice flour or rawa and arrange on griddle.
Add 1 tsp and fry until light brown.

Turn the slices over add little more oil and fry till browned.
You can eat it with rice or as an appetizer with tea.