Comfort Food · Curry · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Puli Koddel…


A very quintessential dish for the Konkani’s.. Reminds me of Kodiyal Teru/Car festival & all other festivals where this dish is served. A wonderful dish which has all the flavours – chilli, sweet, sourness with a little bitterness!! It has been ages since I attended any festival back home or even the Teru to get… Continue reading Puli Koddel…

Comfort Food · Exotic · Fruits · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · No cooking required · Quick Bites · Salad · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Street Food · Vegetarian

Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…


All that I can remember when I eat this is secretly stashing my lunch-bag packed for school with some raw mangoes that fell from our Mango tree during the season. We had two lovely, huge Mango trees at home. “HAD” Sad but true, one very close to the gate & it fell one nasty stormy… Continue reading Ambuli/Raw Mango Pachhodi or rather an instant raw mango pickle…

Breakfast · Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · Snack · South Indian · Vegetarian

Phova Chutney with Muga Daali Usli….. Classic GSB breakfast dish


This a classic breakfast dish of the GSB’s or Konkana’s. It is a very simple & delicious breakfast dish. Once you have a look at the ingredients you will agree that the days when you don’t have a breakfast idea, you can give this a try as you would have all these in your pantry… Continue reading Phova Chutney with Muga Daali Usli….. Classic GSB breakfast dish

Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian

Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari


I was meaning to have this This typical Konkani post done once I was back in India & when in Mangalore; with the traditional varieties of fish generally used to prepare this dish like Sardines/mackerel, but damn I missed this curry so much that I had to post this. Another reason being I love Salmon.… Continue reading Quick fish curry – Salmon Phanna Upkari

Comfort Food · Guest Post · Indian · Karnataka · Konkani · South Indian · Sweet Dish

Charmure Undo.. A guest post by Manjula..


It’s been a while since I had gotten to know Manjula who is a fellow Konkana blogger.  She has a lovely blog called Lakshmi Canteen & she specializes in Konkani cuisine & has some amazing recipe’s. Since she lives in the US she has access to a wider variety of Indian vegetables & ingredients, so… Continue reading Charmure Undo.. A guest post by Manjula..

Chutney/Relish/Dip · Comfort Food · Herbs · Indian · Konkani · Salad · Sides · South Indian · Vegetarian

Taushe Ullel – Spicy & Tangy, tempered Cucumber salad, Konkani style


This dish brings back memories of food from our family temple. Each Konkana Family has a family temple & their family God/Goddess. Our family temple is in Kerala, it’s a small village in the border of Karnataka & Kerala. An hours drive away from Mangalore. Most of the major festivals are celebrated together by the… Continue reading Taushe Ullel – Spicy & Tangy, tempered Cucumber salad, Konkani style

Comfort Food · Fusion · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · Quick Bites · Sides · Snack · South Indian · Starters · Vegetarian

Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….


Mushrooms & mushrooms.. can I ever get enough of them.. I don’t think so… just like my other vegetarian friends love paneer.. my favourite starter when I think of going vegetarian for a meal is always Mushroom.. 😀 I have been meaning to post this recipe from a while.. But never got down to it..… Continue reading Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….

Comfort Food · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Soyee Bhajjile Chana Ghashi/Black chickpeas in sautéed coconut paste curry..


Being away from home always makes you crave for those things that you miss.. people of course would top everyone’s list.. next would be food for sure.. Its hard to find all the ingredients from your home country when abroad.. specially the fresh ingredients, so you have to do with canned ones if your lucky… Continue reading Soyee Bhajjile Chana Ghashi/Black chickpeas in sautéed coconut paste curry..

Comfort Food · Dessert · Fruits · Indian · Konkani · Mangalorean · South Indian · Vegetarian

Madgane – one of the quintessential Konkani Payasam/sweet-dish….


First things first, for all those who don’t know what Payasam is… let me explain.. It is a thick or a little runny sweet dish prepared in the Southern states of India; an integral part of a South Indian meal. It is traditionally served after a meal, on the banana leaf & is scooped out with… Continue reading Madgane – one of the quintessential Konkani Payasam/sweet-dish….

Comfort Food · Curry · Fish · Indian · Konkani · Main Course · Mangalorean · Non Vegetarian · South Indian

Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..


My mouth waters; just writing this post. The sad part is that I had prepared this dish long back, but never had the time to write the recipe down & post it.. Last week when we were in London visiting friends & trying to enjoy some British Sun.. I ended up preparing this curry for… Continue reading Alle Piyava Ghashi/Konkani style Fish curry..