One of the famous dishes in Goa, vegetarian dishes in Goa is Khatkhate.
It’s fusion of vegetables that are cooked and served in the typical masala in Goa. Khatkhate is a typical Saraswat Bharamin Community preparation served at pujas, weddings etc.
The preparation involves using veggies like radish, turnip, pumpkin, sweet potato, potatoes, corn; drumsticks in coconut gravy (use what you can lay your hands on). Soy as coconut is called and mind you Goans when they say “Soy” they mean freshly grated coconut. The ingredient that you need to get used to is triphal or tephal or Sichuan pepper which has a unique taste and lends an aroma and taste that you need to get used too.
You either love Khatkhate or hate it.
I am happy to make chaat since all of us love chaats FIL included.
When early in the morning I have to pack the kids tiffin she will be happy if I give her some chaat item. But then that is her breakfast and I want something reasonably healthy in her.
Now the kid will agree to one thing in the evening then want something diametrically different in the morning. The solution was to get her make a chart and day in and out we stuck to it. I was bored so can you imagine her state. J
So when I offered her Steamed Corn was she delighted? Her smile was enough to light the whole state of Goa!! J Okay I am exaggerating! But you get the general idea.
For the blogging marathon # 35 when Valli announced pressure cooking my first choice had been a pulao.
I make pulaos, but never in the cooker somehow, I am never satisfied unless I keep peeping in the pan masking sure that the water is enough the rice is not sticky…. In general interfering with its peaceful cooking process!!
I made a pulao, in the pressure cooker, it was beautifully done, each grain was separate but it was exact copy of this pulao here so I did not want to post it.
So I was wondering what to make. Something easy and fast and good to eat!
I had brought some Canapés for the kid’s birthday and had made a chocolate filling for them. Now I wanted to try out what is made and served at any Catholic wedding.
Canapés are generally served is weddings, by wedding I mean Catholic wedding. In a Catholic wedding there are nuptials and a reception. Nuptials are where the bride and the groom exchange rings in the Church and later there is a reception.