Goan Patolya Recipe

Patolya is popular Goan dessert recipe, which has mild aroma of turmeric leaves with rich taste of coconut. In Goa, during Ganesh Chaturthi, Patolya has special importance along with Modak. Also, on the auspicious day of Nagpanchami, since as per rituals no frying is allowed and only steamed method can be used for cooking, Patolya is prepared. This sweet dish is cooking using steamed method and thus is an important part of Nagpanchami celebrations. Do try this Patolya recipe for your loved ones!

How to make Goan Patolya

  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, take rice flour, pinch of salt and add lukewarm water slowly. Using a large spoon, mix the flour with water till the dough is formed. Keep it covered.

  • Step 2

    Put a small pan on low flame and add coconut and Jaggery with a pinch of salt in it. Once the jaggery starts melting, add sesame seeds init along with puffed or popped rice, and cardamom powder. Mix everything well and turn off the gas.

  • Step 3

    Once the mixture is cooled, make 5 portions of the coconut mixture.

  • Step 4

    Take one washed turmeric leaf and spread it on a flat surface. Place some rice flour dough on it. Spread evenly on the whole leaf with a wet hand. Using wet hand helps rice dough not to stick on palms and ease the spreading of it. Make a thin layer of dough as much possible.

  • Step 5

    Now, place one portion of the coconut mixture on the leaf and spread evenly leaving out the border of the leaf. Once the mixture is spread fold the leaf one end to another to make a pocket. The border should be tightly packed as while steaming it may get open. Prepare remaining leaves using the same method.

  • Step 6

    If Idli cooker is available, just boil water in the same or can use normal any big vessel. Once the water is hot, take a colander and apply oil in it. In a cooker or vessel, put the stand and keep the colander on it. Place all stuffed leaves on the colander. Now put the lid on the vessel. For cooker, use the lid without the whistle.

  • Step 7

    Let the leaves steam for 20 minutes. Check the Leaves if the dough is cooked properly. If the dough layer is very thick, it may require more time.

  • Step 8

    Once the dough is cooked, let the leaves get cooled down. Then, open one side of the leaf slowly leaving the cooked patolya as pocket intact. You can put a spoon of ghee on the same while serving.

Goan Tavasali Recipe

If you are looking for a savoury and unique cake recipe, then you should try this easy cake recipe. Tavasali or Cucumber Cake is steamed or baked which makes it a healthy breakfast. You can also enjoy it as snacks. Kids and adults love its delicious flavours. It is very authentic dish in Goa and is made during shravan (Saavan) season commonly. It is also very simple to make. Just follow this step by step easy Goan Tavasali recipe and enjoy it with your friends and family.

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How to make Goan Tavasali

  • Step 1 Prepare the cucumber and coconut batter

    To prepare this easy recipe, wash and peel the cucumber. Take a large bowl and finely grate the peeled cucumber in it. In a mixing bowl, add cucumber, Rava (semolina), Dalia, salt, crushed groundnut or peanut, grated coconut and jaggery. Mix well using your hands and now add cardamom powder and ghee. Mix once again and keep covered for 10 minutes

    • Step 2 Boil water and grease the idli mould

      Put a big vessel or idli cooker on medium flame and boil water in it. Keep the idli stand in the vessel and take care of the mould or flat vessel. Apply some ghee to coat the vessel and add the cucumber batter in the mould.

Snowball Cookies Recipe
Winter season brings one of the happiest festivals of the year, that is Christmas. Right from decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts to baking cakes and hosting parties, Christmas brings happy vibe to the gloomy winter season. If you are someone who loves baking homemade goodies during Christmas, then this super easy recipe is perfect for you. Snowball Cookies are the specialty of Goa during Xmas. These cookies are prepared using just 4-5 ingredients and will be ready in less than 30 minutes. Be it kids or adults, everyone will love these Snowball Cookies for sure. These Snowball Cookies are not only flavourful but also beautiful to look at because of their snowy-white appearance. Once baked, Snowball Cookies are coated with powdered sugar, which makes them look snow-clad. If you are hosting a Christmas party at home, then don’t forget to include this special cookie on your menu

How to make Snowball Cookies

  • Step 1 Mix the ingredients

    Add butter and sugar to a bowl. Mix it well until a creamy mixture is formed. Now add flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt to the butter-sugar mixture. Keep folding it until well combined.

  • Step 2 Refrigerate it

    Once a soft dough is formed, cover it and keep it in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • Step 3 Make small balls

    Now pinch out small balls from the dough, roll them between your hands to form a smooth ball and place it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  • Step 4 Bake, garnish and serve

    Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius. Once baked, garnish them with powdered sugar or icing of your choice.