How to Soak Fruit for Christmas Cake

View my step-by-step video         A slice of Rum or Brandy infused fruitcake heralds the warmth of Christmas. If a bite of boozy doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzies, I don’t know what will! All over the world fuit cakes of different sizes and colours make their way over to the … Continue reading How to Soak Fruit for Christmas Cake

Rissois – Shrimp & Cheese Rissole

Watch my step-by-step video                     Rissois is a Portuguese deep fried favourite snack, traditionally stuffed with a shrimp and cheese filling although you can now get it with many other types of filling. Call me a traditionalist, but I love the combination of Shrimp & Cheese … Continue reading Rissois – Shrimp & Cheese Rissole

Meatball Curry

View my step-by-step video       This is my Mom’s Meatball Curry recipe from one of her many many recipe books. Spiced meatballs are simmered in a special blend of ground spices like red Kashmiri Chillies, Cumin, Coriander, Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, with Ginger, Garlic & Vinegar and finished off with some creamy Coconut … Continue reading Meatball Curry

Goan Masala Kheema

View my step-by-step video               I’ve made Kheema so many different ways and it’s only last year that I made Xanti Pinto’s Goan Kheema. I’ve heard Xanti(pronounced Shanti) and a few others RAVE about Alves Fernandes’s recipe on the facebook group – Traditional Goan Foodies. Now, I know that … Continue reading Goan Masala Kheema

Chicken Vindalho or Vindaloo

View my step-by-step video                 I’m so excited to bring you this recipe from my Goan heritage. Vidaloo, yes that is the correct pronounciation, is derived from the Portuguese Vin and alho. When the Portuguese made their long ship journeys to India and other countries, they preserved their … Continue reading Chicken Vindalho or Vindaloo

Pot Roast or Roast Beef

View my step-by-step video         Print Yum Pot Roast or Roast Beef IngredientsBeef Chunk 1 kg, 2.2 lbs Juice of 1.5 limes 1 tsp each Chilli powder, Turmeric & ground Cumin powder 30 crushed black Peppercorns ½ cup Oil 1 cup sliced red Onions 6 Kashmiri Chillies ¼ cup(4 tbsps) each Ginger … Continue reading Pot Roast or Roast Beef

SORPOTEL – GOAN Deep Red Sour & Spicy CURRY

Watch my step-by-step video My mom is one of the most amazing cooks that I will ever know. If I had to pick just one favorite, it has to be her Sorpotel. My Virgo Mom, was as meticulous as they come, she would take the time to cut her meat into perfect little cubes that … Continue reading SORPOTEL – GOAN Deep Red Sour & Spicy CURRY

PRAWN Ambot Tik – Goan CURRY with SUCCORINE bai

View my step-by-step video             Prawn Ambot Tik is a wonderful classic Goan recipe typically made with chunks of Shark meat. The literal translation Ambot means sour and Tik means hot. This wonderful combination of sour and spicy is quintessentially Goan. In tis recipe Kashmiri chillies are used to give … Continue reading PRAWN Ambot Tik – Goan CURRY with SUCCORINE bai

Goan Style Kheema or Spicy ground meat

Watch my step-by-step video When it comes to sharing a meal with my family and extended family, I always gravitate towards a traditional favorite. This is a recipe for a very typical Goan Kheema. I am from Goa originally and Kheema is the Hindi word for ground meat and it can refer to Beef, Lamb, … Continue reading Goan Style Kheema or Spicy ground meat

Prawn with Bhindi & Bimli – Shrimp & Okra Curry with pickles

I’ve been making a lot of Goan cuisine lately, and why not, it’s so delicious. Today I’m going to make a simple Prawn curry with Bhindi and Bimbli. This recipe was shared by the lovely Mafra D’souza Lobo on the Facebook group Traditional Goan foodies. Mafra is an avid cook of Goan food and a … Continue reading Prawn with Bhindi & Bimli – Shrimp & Okra Curry with pickles