January 14, 2009

Goan Cuisine; Sorpotel, Alu Ambot Tik, Pulao, Sannas, Dodol

My sincere thanks to all of you who welcomed me back to the blog world last week, including many talented young new foodies I have met so far. It's my pleasure to be a part of this foodie community, let's keep it simple, clean and have fun sharing! :)

Note to event hosts.. if you see any dish fits your event in my blogs, do give me a nudge. I will gladly send it to you. Just that it's a bit hard for me to remember all the events and deadlines, so help me out!

This week I chose to cook few Goan dishes for my post. Goa being the smallest state in the west of India, it's a coastal area which is very popular tourist destination well known for it's beaches, churches and architecture among Indians and Panaji/Panjim as it's capital, Goan cuisine is very much influenced by Portuguese among the Christian community who are fond of pork,beef dishes and Konkan style menu among Hindus. Fish, coconut are few of the staples along with addition of Feni, Toddy, Goan Vinegar are used in much diversified cuisine of Goa. For more info about Goa, click here and here.

(I don't claim to be an expert in cooking or I don't claim that my dishes are authentic to any region in any shape or form. I just post what I cook at home, sometimes experiment by borrowing from cookbooks, bloggers or websites if I am not familiar with certain dishes, which I always link or give credit to the source. So if some of you feel that the dishes are not authentic enough, please bear with me and just enjoy the recipes! You can click on the photos to see the larger images.)

Few Goan delicacies I tried;
Pulao, Sannas, Pork Sorpotel, Potato Ambot Tik and a dessert Dodol/Dhodol:
I have visited Goa several times while I was in India but haven't eaten in Goan-Portuguese homes. I chose some of these dishes to try a Goan thali by referring to this website and few books that I have like Tarla dalal's with few changes in the recipes. Toddy or Feni is not available to me, so I skipped those.



How to make these:

Potato/Batata Ambot Tik:
'Ambot' means 'Sour' in konkani & 'Tik' means 'hot/spicy'. Combination and balance of these both makes a wonderful vegetarian or non-veg dish added to Potatoes or any other vegetable you choose or meat or seafood.
Batata Ambot Tik goes to sunshinemom of "Tonguetickers" blog's FIC-Yellow" event, Thanks for hosting S! :)

Cook 3-4 peeled potatoes until almost done, sliced into thick wedges lengthwise, drain water,cool them and keep aside. Add salt to taste. Some cilantro to garnish.
1/2 tsp tamarind paste mixed with some water.Grind these:
3 or more dried kashmiri red chillies,
1 tbsp cumin seeds,
6 peppercorns,
1/4 tsp turmeric,
4 cloves garlic,
2" ginger.

To season:
3 tbsp oil,
1 large onion, sliced thin.
To make it:
1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and saute until soft. Add Tamarind juice, ground masala and fry, adding a bit of water if necessary until you see the oil on top.
2. Add potatoes, stir gently so you don't break them and 1/2 cup water if you feel it's very thick.Sprinkle Cilantro. Little bit of gravy is great. Serve with Sannas or Pulao.

Sorpotel:
Pork is used in this classic Goan dish, which is blended with various spices, Feni and vinegar has a wonderfully colorful red gravy. It's spicy, I cut down the chillies way down! Sorpotel has a Portuguese influence and often served with Sannas or rice on festival days. It tastes better after a day or two when the spices and meat get a chance to mingle.

1. Cut 2 lbs Pork shoulder into small cubes. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a deep pan, add pork cubes and stir fry until slightly browned, keep aside.
Grind these to a paste:
3 dry red chillies, 6 peppercorns, 3 cloves garlic,2" fresh ginger,2 tsp cumin seeds, 4 cloves, 2" cinnamon (Dalchini), 2-3 tbsp apple Cider vinegar (I chose this vinegar for it's fruity taste, can use any other, like Malt vinegar). Keep the paste aside.
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil, add a cup of finely chopped onions, 2 green chillies until soft. Add ground masala paste, stir fry for 3 mins.
3. Add pork cubes, salt, 2 tbsp Feni (if you are using it), mix well. Add about 2-3 cups of water, boil, turn down the heat and simmer until oil shows on top, gravy is slightly thick.
you can use the pressure cooker which makes pork tender and quicker to make this dish too. Serve with rice or Sannas.

Sannas:
Now, these Sannas are look similar to our south Indian Idlis but in Goa they are made differently. It's batter is fermented with Toddy which gives it a tangy taste or you can also use 1 tsp yeast for fermetation, bit like Kerala Aapams. I don't have Toddy, so I made without it which came out fine except the taste of Toddy.

1. Soak 1 cup rice in water overnight. Drain the water, add to a blender with 1/2 cup coconut milk or grated coconut (add toddy now if you have it). Grind the rice coarsely like Rava/Semolina, likethickish idli batter.
2. Add (yeast now if you are using it and not Toddy),1 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar, mix well and let it ferment for 4 hrs.
3. After 4 hrs, adjsut the salt and pour it into idli moulds and steam for 12mins just like idlis.
4. Take them out and serve. I am they are fluffy with Toddy or Yeast fermentation, for these were bit firm but great to sop up the gravy.

Pulao:
Also called Arroz Refogado, it's a simple Pulao to serve with Sorpotel, Vindaloo, Xacuti, Ambat Tik etc.You can add sausages or few veggies to make it more interesting. It's cooked in chicken stock but salted plain water will do as well or you can chicken stock cubes.

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil or butter, add few cloves, 1-2 bay leaves, few peppercorns, 2 crushed cardamom pods.
2. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric, stir and add 1 small onion,sliced. Saute until soft and slightly reddish. Add 2 garlic minced, 1" grated ginge, stir fry.
3. Add 2 cups rice, saute for a minute. Add 3 1/2 cups water (add salt)or chicken stock (skip salt). Boil first until halfway cooked and then cover and simmer on low heat.Stir to mix.
---I cook the rice first, let it cool and season it with above masala. That way, rice doesn't get soggy. If you are good at cooking rice on the stove top, go ahead and do it the traditional way.

Dodol:
Dodol is a dessert made with rice flour, coconut milk, jaggary,stirred until thick and leaves the sides of the pan like halwa and garnished with nuts.Takes a little time to make but aromatic, delicious to eat.I made a very little amount just to try.


1. Take a non-stick pan, add 2 cups of coconut milk (canned is fine), heat it on medium heat until hot.
2. Add pinch of salt, 1/2 cup or more jaggary or sugar to it, stir until it dissolves. Add few tbsps of grated fresh or sweetened coconut to it and mix well.
2. Pour in 3/4 cup rice flour little by little, kepp stirring. It becomes thick, and starts to leave the sides of pan when done.4. Pour into buttered dish.
5. Sprinkle chopped nuts like Cashews or Pistachios. When cooled, cut into shapes and serve warm or cold.

Another look of my Goan thali!!


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Check these out when you have time:
Spinach and Feta Cheese bread.
Urad dal masala vada with spicy dal dip.

Movies:

Don't miss "Gran Torino"! Clint Eastwood, as old as he is, can still hold the whole film on his shoulder alone! It's a amazing movie, loved it. I also learnt many many many "names" they call southeast Asians from this movie which I didn't know before too! :P

"Mamma Mia", and "Burn after reading" are two fun films I saw last week, rented from one of those "Red box", each film costs like $1.07 for 1 day rental. Hurray for me!! :D


"Slumdog Millionnaire" movie is based on the book "Q and A: A novel" written by an Indian author, Vikas swarup. I am planning to buy it this month.

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Here are few dishes I cooked last July from other bloggers before my kitchen was demolished. I am posting it now, one more list coming next week. Thanks for posting all these recipes, fellow foodies!

Quinoa dosa, from thetastetinkerer.
Kandi Podi, from Uma.
Mangalore chicken curry, Ranji.
Lima Beans Curry, from Medhaa.
Huli, from Ramya of Mane Adige.
Pacchi Pulusu, from Rekha.
Amaranth dal, from Anusha.
Black Eyed Peas Kurma, from Kribha.
Beans (originally made with Plantain stems) Kootu, from Srivalli.
Butter beans Subzi, from RC.
Rasam, from Sireesha.
Chole, Priti.

and now I am done! see y'all next week! :))

106 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there!!!

Lovely it is. I must try those.

Thank you.

LG said...

wowie..that is a fantastic Goan Spread Ashakka. Ellu bella habbada shubhashayagalu. Aaa thatte tumba oota sankranti habbake special maddidda? they look yummy :)

Jyothsna said...

As always there is something new I learn here! I might try that sweet.

Sunshinemom said...

The quinoa dosa is not mine dear! It is The taste tinkerer's. The link is correct but by mistake my name has been used:) Probably you meant to send it to me for FIC-Yellow;)!! I would gladly take the vegetarian items! I have had ready dodols when I visited Goa and found it very tasty - only it is so heavy I had to restrict the helpings! I like your experiments - a whole thali!!

Asha said...

Oops! H, I knew it but got confused in a hurry! HeHe! I will edit ASAP! :))

Laavanya said...

Thanks for introducing me to these goan delicacies.. looks delicious.

Mishmash ! said...

Sorpotel and Sannas sound like a classic pair....i havent tasted goan cuisine but now i want these two combo....yeah sannas prep method is similar to our appam.....

Nice to see u blogging again....me slowly getting back to blogging chair after the holiday season :P

Happy cook said...

Wow looks liks you really had a wonderful Goan feast with all those yummy dishes.
I must admit I am a real newbie when it comes to Goan cusine. I dod make a chicken dish last week ( still have to post them)
I love all the dishes you prepared. Even i thought seeing the pic they were idlies.
I love Clint, if they show the movie i will watch them or when it comes out in DVD.

indosungod said...

Asha, what a beautiful thali. Goan cuisine is pretty unknown to me other than the vindaloo, atleast I think it is Goan :).

I have them potatoes and this Ambat will be tried very soon.

Happy Pongal!

Smitha said...

Wow the thali looks awesome! So colourful and of course spicy!

Margie said...

Hi Asha
Greetings to you on this Wednesday morning...it's still early here & I'm getting ready to go on a long walk with Jake.

I so enjoy visiting you & seeing what new recipes & other tidbits you have to share.
The way you display your recipes is always beautiful!
More great recipes today....thank you!

Oh, I plan on seeing "Gran Torino" this weekend.
Thanks for letting us know how good it is....I can't wait to see it!
Take care, my friend!

Margie

Suma Gandlur said...

Hello Asha,
Sankranthi habbada subhashayagalu.
I am here after a long time as I was not blogging or blog hopping for the past few months.
Your new kitchen is nice. I have similar colored granite countertops and the same buttery yellow color in my kitchen too. :)

ranji said...

What delicious goan thali asha!!!You have absolutely no idea how much u have enlightened me with new dishes...I call goa my second home after kerala whr i was born....I absolutely adore that place...i have tried some authentic stuffs but none that u mentioned here...somethings i love is the goan sweet bebinca and the traditional xacuti and vindaloo dishes....:))
I am so looking fwd to this weekend coz we are going to watch Slumdog millionaire..so damn excited :)..so many movies to watch this yr!!!.Thank u for trying out the mangalorean chicken dish..am glad u all liked it!!!

Anjali said...

Happy Sankrati Asha! Nice goan thali. Kudos for your experiments. Try bebinca my goan friends swear by it. I have never tasted it as is made from egg yolks.

Mallika said...

Yum! Brought back memories of our trip to Goa last year. I think you've just given me a good use for the packs of frozen potato wedges left over from my party. Thanks Asha!!

Meera said...

I can't tell you how happy I am to see you in action, Asha. Awesome thali, as always. I almost thought it's RCI-Goa! :-D
Great job, dear friend.

Srivalli said...

Thats fabulous Asha..you are back with a bang!!1...its really so lovely to have you back!..thats one great post as always...

btw my link seems to need edited asha dear..:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Woooooooooo thats a lot of dish, makes it complete Goan Cuisine Spread! Tody fermented '?' let me call it Idly...is very interesting. Rice halwa sounds simple..maybe I can try! Pork curry looks awesome...poor me, I never eaten/will!:( Maybe will try the same with chicken..if it is allowed! he he...Potatoes are all time favourite, a must try dish! Have a great blogging day!

Asha said...

Sri, I will edit ASAP, something wrong with font and links etc today, It's acting weird!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

LOved` the Batata Ambot tiki!!! your spreads are always so inviting!!!

Namrata Kini said...

Hi Asha
Thats a lovely Goan Thali but a glass of Kokumb kadi with it would be like Sone pe Suhaaga.

Ann said...

Asha,very happy that you started again..am a person lived in Goa for sometime..I love their food and its a culture..the ones you have tried looks awesome and yes,they all are tempting..alu ambot tik is my fav.

Cham said...

U always bring an amazing thali, Sorpotel is similar to Vindaloo? (i guess seeing ur ingredients). I don't know how u manage to whip up everything in one plate but That's Your speciality Asha!
Wish you & your family a Happy Sankranti!

Jaya said...

Asha,
Oh My! what a delicious spread here...I guess sorpotel and dodol sounds very interesting , will like to make sorpotel with chicken or mutton ...
wish you a very happy sankranti ..
hugs and smiles

AnuSriram said...

Thats a special thali. Looks inviting! Never tried any dishes from goa. Your pics are so tempting asha.

Namrata Kini said...

Last year when we had been to Goa we all loved the Kokum Kadi served at the Mahalasa Temple Canteen.
I attempted to make it twice here but both times had to throw it away as hubby says it smells like chutney. Maybe bcoz I used dessicated coconut.

DK said...

hehe u r smart!U just made sure I stayed in your page for at least 10 whole minutes before I started reading rest of it - which took another 15min!

The first 10min i spent trying to say out your title aloud! hehehe! Such names really excite me and I like to use the original names of the dishes as much as I can...Dint even know if it was veggie or not - but they sound soooooooooo yum!

As for "chappal" hitting your head! aaah! Gotcha! U thought I was good at only drooling at ur page ( which I am best by the way! Rest of your readers can start a war with me - I don't care!)..but "sometimes", I create drool worthy stuff too! I mean how can someone who has their eyebrows buried deep inside their head when looking at ur creations not get inspired themselves..Its hard dear Asha ;-) ;-)....where is the diet food u promised me! I bet it looks as good as everything else! :)

Hugs

anusharaji(talimpu) said...

hey sis
long time
happy new year and happy sankranti
awesome post as usual
loved gran torino
dont miss slumdog ...great screenplay
n beautiful music
n hope u luved amaranth dal

ChrisB said...

These look delicious-your pictures always make everything look so tempting.

Asha said...

Namrata, dessicated coconut is only good for sprinkling on Rasam etc. My husband hates it too in anything else. Woodlands always uses those for masala dose chutney, not good at all. I will make a Konkani post and make a kadi! :)

DK, trying to type Thai today, do not have authentic name for it but will post at Aroma on Friday!:)

DEESHA said...

wow, lovely spread, aloo ambot tik looks sooo yummmm

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

These are very different recipes. Sound great. Really want to try those Sorpotel. Looks so good. Yummy plate of food.

Happy Pongal !!!!

Trupti said...

Wow Asha, thali looks very delicious. Thanks for introducing these lovely goan dishes

Happy Makar Sankranti !!

Sandhya said...

That is such a mouth watering intro to Goan cuisine. I am intrigued by the Goan idlies and the hot and spicy potato subzi. Thank you for such a rich post.
P.S I took down my birthday post for personal reasons:-)

Superchef said...

its soo good to see u back..cant believe i missed your previous post..uve always been an inspiration to me :)

deepsat said...

great goan spread sis!!

i have to catch up on those movies. Saw a trailer of Gran Torino and was blown away by his screen presence!!

take care!

Keerthana said...

hi asha, thali looks very inviting. did u make all that at together. that's a great effort and looks worth it:)

sunita said...

What a wonderful spread, Asha...I'm not very familiar with Goan cuisine...all your dishes look very delectable. Btw,the word 'authentic' is very debatable, isn't it :-D

Asha said...

Sunita, yes it is debatable!:)
I get few comments that "this and that is not a authentic, We don't do that etc" sometimes. We have one billion homes in India, I am sure everybody thinks they have their own "authentic" dishes. That's why I put up a disclaimer there in advance before anybody says "hey, it's not authentic"! :P

Archy said...

Wow, colorful goan thali.. looks so yum !! I have seen an tasted some goan dishes, they are gud!! Shall try sweet and sannas..
Happy sankranthi !!

Deepa Hari said...

You are back with a bang...thali looks great...never knew much about goan cuisine...Nice presentation too.

Happy Sankranti!

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,no words to praise this feast.Fantastic Goan spread.I think the pulao is perfect for rice festival by sudeshna(bengalicuisine.wordpress.com).

I love your thali,though I would cook sorpotel with tofu/potato or some other vegies as I am a vegetarian ;)Lovely again

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Great timing Asha, perfect infact. I've invited friends over for Sunday lunch in a few weeks and I said I'd cook Goan food as they spent some time travelling there last year. x

Asha said...

CL, thanks. I will check out that event, this rice is too simple for a event though!:))

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh my god.. all these dishes look yummy! you are tempting us with so many recipes. hmmm...most of them are new to me :)

Keshi said...

Lovely to hv u bak Asha...yes, Sharing is so therapeutic and alot of FUN. Thats why I love Blogville :)


Goan dishes...wow! I hv some Goan friends...I used to go to parties at their place and they cook some real yummy dishes! u brought back memories Asha...

pics look delicious!

Keshi.

Aparna said...

That's quite a lot of Goa on a platter, Asha.

I have had the Goan thali (veg) quite a few times, Asha and I can tell you, it nowhere as tasty or varied as yours.

Nags said...

I love the look of that potato dish! nice thaali :)

Uj said...

Yummy Thali... All new dishes... :) you have a lot of patience to cook :) Its always a pleasure to come to your page.. Its virtual feast for the eyes :)

Daily Meals said...

Nice thali Asha! Will try batata tik and dodol...

Anonymous said...

Hello Asha,

Very neat and easy to use blog. I've lot to goover,let me keep visitig your blog.

Shailaja

Priti said...

That's a lovely spread..looks very nice..I like the pulav and sweet dish...and ofcoz thanks for trying the chole...

Raaga said...

everything looks lovely. Potato Ambat is what we make for Ganesh Chaturthi... slightly different :-)

I've heard about Sannas, but haven't tasted them at all.

nima said...

wow...really appetizing. i have bookmarked your blog for receipies. Thank you for sharing

Mona said...

Great cuisine. I like the dessert!

Indhu said...

wwwoww... the spread looks delicious... you have a great blog.. I am going to try lots of dishes from your blog :)

Uma said...

wow, lovely goan thali Asha! looks fabulous and of course mouth-watering. Thanks for trying out kandi podi. Hope you liked it! Happy Sankranthi!

Purnima said...

Ah..I missed this elaborate posts for weeks! Now Asha is BACK!! Wot-a-goan treat here! All dishes new to me, though we have some link with Goa too! :D Hv our Kuldevi there, been there several times,but never chanced on their food! :) This is something..loved every thing that has been plated! Collage..oh wow..yum..! Asha..pls donate some of ur caliber-energy ..even 1 percent is ok..to me! :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely goa cuisne you have chosen!Looks mothwatering!
Good to see you cooking from other blogs too!

sowmya said...

nice spread..i love dthat dessert..looks yumm.

Jaishree said...

Wow!What delicious goan thali asha!!Lovely spread. The way you display your recipes is beautiful! These are very different recipes. Sound great. Yummy plate of food.Happy Sankranthi to u & ur family!

Priya said...

Awesome Goan thali...am drooling over them...

easycrafts said...

Seeing Goan cuisine on ur blog made me think its RCI:Goa...only to remember thats its chettinaad this month...nice spread

Happy cook said...

Asha that is really wonderful new about Trish.
I am so happy for her and to all of you too.
When i read about it even i got goosebumbs with excitment for her.
It is indeed a wonderful avhievement.
Good luck to her and tell her we are so happy for her and wishing her all the luck.
I will google the colleag as i have noe idea about it.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the editing Asha, I forgot to say thank you for the feedback in the hurry!...:)..yea I was also thinking that it was rci..heheheh...

Kay said...

Lovely Thali, Asha! I'm so inspired by you all the time, but especially when you make these Regional cuisine spreads, it makes me want to try it too.

Yasmeen said...

Appetizing thali of Goan food:)

sra said...

We went to Goa two years ago - came away rather underwhelmed by the food. But the stuff that we ate in roadside hotels, with traditional Goan rice, rawa-fried fish, kokum digestive and fish curry was EXCELLENT!

bee said...

you made sannas? i love love love them. i love all goan food in fact.

Asha said...

I made Sannas without Toddy, Bee!
Not that soft like Idlis but I wouldn't know how the real Goan Sannas taste because I have never tasted the Toddy Sannas before! :D

Madhu said...

Delicous looking thali, Goan food is very new to me its similar to Mangalorin food i guess..
Like the Sannas recipe very much..

starry nights said...

So happy to see you back Asha and with a spread of beautiful and delicious Goan dishes.Some of them I must try.

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow what a fantastic spread Asha.You really come up with great stuff...great going girl.thanks for such wonferful recipes:)

Linda said...

Hi Asha, so happy to see you back up and running! Now this is doubly strange -- see your mail -- because Goa was an influence on my post too albeit not nearly as much (or as tasty) as yours!! The aloo dish looks especially yummy -- and I hardly ever eat out Indian anymore but perhaps sorpotel is called 'vindaloo' here in restaurants? Sounds familiar, anyway, with the Portugese influence.

Have a wonderful day Asha dear! :)

SMN said...

Ashakka u r back such a pleassure.. i missed out last weeks entry though . im struck with work so badly. want a break...

the spread looks so inviting.. goin thru all the posts which i missed

Divya Kudua said...

That is such a great thali Ashakka..kudos to you for trying out so many dishes from goan cuisine..being a Konkani,I have not tried even a single dish from that..funny how konkani cuisine differs from one place to another..sannas looks delectable and so does the non-veg dishes and potato ambot tik..;-)love love the name dodol..;-)

SriLekha said...

wow! long set of recipes! everyone is superb!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Awesome pictures.. love all the dishes :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Asha

Lovely goan dishes, haven't had goan food...what a spread

sandeepa

Madhavi said...

You know i missed ur blog and ur delicious food post. Very nice goan feast, greatttt entry!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

woooooooo...wht a goan thali...am just drooling and right now i need thoooooose...hmmmm..rest of ur recipe are tooo inviting...

A_and_N said...

I want to seriously try this, Asha! I have never eaten Goan food. Can you believe it?

I will surely try and let you know :)

Son said...

Hey Asha. Can u send me your email id at sonris96@hotmail.com

Jayashree said...

Good to see you back, Asha. Belated happy new year to you.....

Preety said...

wow the platter full od goan dishes looks awesome

Sig said...

Hey Asha, the spread looks fab! I love goan cuisine.. I didn't know they use feni in cooking. We use toddy in Kerala in Appam recipes, so I guess it must be similar... Pork dish looks super tasty!

Vani said...

Yaaayy! She's baaaaack! :)

Nice to see your posts, Ash! Happy New Year to you and the fam. I hope this means that the renovations are all done! You must be one happy cookie :)

Got back from India a couple days ago. Still in the homesick phase & with the weather being so bad, that's not helping either. TC and I'll catch up with you again soon!

Asha said...

Hello son, my email is at my profile, go ahead and email me! :)

Mamatha said...

That looks yummy Asha! I tried your Microwave Lauki Halwa and just want to let you know it turned out delicious. Thanks for the easy recipe!

Mamatha

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow scrummy, yummy, tempting recipes....

Poonam said...

I have never tried any goan recipes till now...being a mangalorean/konkani just heard and gosh they r elaborate...thanks will try them one by one...

Priyanka said...

A great thali as usual Asha.the dodol sounds interesting. Goa is such a beautiful place...we had a great time in Goa trying out different places to eat last January when we were visiting india.

Maya said...

I think my long comment got lost somewhere. Lovely spread as usual Asha!! Goan cuisine always makes me happy :)..

sagari said...

all recipes are very new to me , want to try them soon

Ann said...

Asha,its award time ? Plz accept my appreciation here ; http://thepassionatecookinme.blogspot.com/
thanks

Vibaas said...

What a yummy spread, Asha!

I have something for you here : http://vibaas-world.blogspot.com/2009/01/healthy-savory-toast.html

notyet100 said...

omg i dont know how i missed readin ur post,..everythin is lookin so yummy,..goan prwn curry is my favourite specially wth plain rice,..:-),..cee u soon,..

bird's eye view said...

Hi Asha,

Lovely to see you back! The potato ambot tik sounds yummy, I gotta try it!

Jamie said...

Hi Asha, lovely post. It has been such a long time since I have been on your blog as I have been a bit busy. I can't wait to go through it to see what I have missed! I hope to be up and blogging again soon! Happy Belated New Year!

Adlak's tiny world said...

woow wat a wonderful thali and so many dishes... OMG really it makes me drool. love much yr dodol... book marked. thanks for sharing all those here.

kamala said...

Hello Ashaji..Nice to see you back with a grt thali..How re Trisha and Tushar doing?My comp was infected and I was on break..Plannig to make ALu Ambot tik today..let you the feedback tomorrow..

Soma said...

Thats an extremely tempting platter. I still remember out trip to Goa when we had stayed with a Goan Family. All those food still makes me salivate:-)

Recently read about DODOL in a cook book. Very Beautiful recipes:-)

TheKeyBunch said...

They look yumm, i remember eating the dessert when I was in Goa, though not sure of the name. Good to see you whip up so many dishes in ur brand new kitchen, Asha. - Rekha

Prajusha said...

nice to see the goan collection of recipes with interesting names:).iam going to try that aloo curry .
thanks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

kalpana said...

hii asha, i tried sorpotel with chicken...it came out superb..i loved the tangy taste of the vineger..Iam planning to make this again when my sister comes over for a visit :)

Asha said...

Glad you loved it, K! I tried Sorpotel for the first time too, it was great, love the vinegar taste too as long as it's in small amount! :))