Shankarpali | Shakkarpara

Shankarpali is a sweet and crispy, deep-fried, diamond-shaped, Indian cookie. Since they are bite-sized they make a great snack. In fact, these are really hard to resist once you start munching on them. 

Continuing with my series of traditional Goan Christmas sweets here on the blog, let’s talk about these diamond-shaped cookies! Shankapali is yet another treat that’s prepared during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Christmas. It also happens to be one of the things that are served in the Kuswar i.e Goan Christmas sweet platter distributed to family and friends. But really, these can be prepared any time of the year, for they are perfect to snack on if you aren’t counting calories 😀


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Prawn/shrimp biryani | Hariyali jhinga biryani

This Prawn Biryani is a delectable rice dish, prepared with an uber delicious green masala consisting of cilantro/coriander leaves and warm spices. It is hearty, wholesome, aromatic and just what you need for a satisfying seafood meal!

I love all kinds of biryani! A delectable rice and meat/veg preparation seasoned with aromatic spices and condiments infused with fragrant saffron and brown caramelized onions! As daunting as it looks, it’s not really very difficult to prepare a good biryani at home. You may need a few trials, to get all the proportions right.


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Mawa cake

This Indian mawa cake is moist, dense, decadent and delicious. Not overly sweet and makes for a perfect accompaniment along with your tea or coffee! 

Hello, peeps ! Hope everyone is doing great! I’m back after an unexpected mini hiatus. I’ve missed blogging but I also feel super refreshed after the little break. Another break is not very far off but this time I’ll definitely be scheduling some posts.


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Chocolate peda | Chocolate mawa peda (Chocolate flavored Indian milk fudge)

Chocolate peda/chocolate mawa peda is perfect to grace your festive sweet platter this Diwali! Make some and spread the love & sweetness with friends and family through these delicious Chocolate Indian milk fudge.

This chocolate peda is just a variation of the regular peda made with mawa ( evaporated milk solids) with the addition of cocoa powder. It is creamy, chocolaty, rich and just melts in the mouth. You can use the same recipe to make burfi instead, simply spread the mixture in a greased plate up to 1/2 inch in height. Let it cool and cut into pieces. Continue reading →


Goan mussel curry | Goan coconut-curry mussels

This Goan mussel curry is a mildly spiced, slightly tangy, flavorful coconut curry. The curry is a very basic Goan fish curry, but when mussels go in, the curry takes on the beautiful and unique flavor of the mussels.

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