Friday, 16 December 2016

Goan Doce /Doce De Grao

In Portuguese Doce means Sweet and Grao means grain/seed/bean . Doce is prepared in various ceremonies in Goa.Its part of Kuswar and is popular sweet dish prepared during Christmas. Goan Doce is a Diamond or square shape sweet dish prepared by using Chana ( split Bengal Gram),fresh coconut,sugar and Ghee. Its involves very less ingredients but requires lots of patience and energy while cooking.Its involves little similar process as Dodol . Its not only Christmas you get to eat Doce but its available in markets through out the year along withe Bibinca and Dodol. So lets begin with these sweet soft Doce in small batch.

Servings 60 pcs
Total Preparation Time : 6 hours
Cooking Time : 11/2 Hours

250 Gram Split Bengal Gram/Chana Dal
2 Coconut scrapped (take only white scrapped)
500 Gram of Granulated Sugar
1 Table spoon Ghee
1 Tsp Cardamom powder
1 Tsp Ghee for greasing

  1. Soak the Chana Dal for 3-4 hours.Then pressure cook until boil well and ground into fine paste as below.
  2. Take the scrapped coconut and grind into fine paste.
  3. In Deep pan add ground Chana dal,ground coconut ,sugar and start to cook.Soon you will see sugar melting and all mixture will turn into light yellow colour.
  4. After cooking for around 30 to 40 min add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.while it cook keep stirring.
  5. Soon you will realise the stirring is harder and that indicates that doce mixture is into proper consistency.
  6. cook until the mixture leaves the sides and bottom of pan and will form like dough.
  7. Then on the clean kitchen slap apply ghee and pour the hot mixture and quickly spread well on surface with rolling pin.Take a fork and make these lines design jut on top lightly.
  8. Cut into diamond shape or square shape and allow it dry overnight.
  9. Once dried store in Air tight container.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Smileys Recipe

Smiles tried making in house on demand of my smiley lover son. Simple snack made from potatoes which can be prepared and preserved in refrigerator for later use.Its also a quick snack when unexpected guest arrives.So lets begin with Home Made Smiles .
Prepares around 20-25 smiles
Total Preparation Time : 1 hour
Cooking time : 10 min

6 Potatoes boiled and grated
1 small cup of grated cheese
2 table spoon of corn starch(flour)
1/2 tsp pepper crushed
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 Tsp Garlic paste/powder
salt as per taste
oil for frying
1 straw to make eyes for smiles
1 small sharp edge spoon to make smile for the smiles
Cling Cover 
Rolling Pin
round cutter


1)In a large bowl add grated potatoes,cheese,corn starch,pepper,garlic paste or powder and oregano.Mix all well to a dough.should be smooth and little firm so you can roll it well.

2)Then take two cling cover,in between place a ball of potato dough and roll into thick roundel. 
3)Cut into small round with the help of cutter,then make eyes with help of straw and mouth with spoon.Dust a plate with corn starch and place the smiles.
4)Place the same smiles into the refrigerator for about 45 min and then deep fry .Serve hot with sauce.
5)For future use place the smiles in the zip pouch and use as and when required.