Sunday, April 26, 2015


Kalputti is dish made of head of mackerels, When you happen to get lots and lots of mackerels. We in konkani call head of any fish as sheshadi. They say in nearly every house hold of GSB, if you eat the brain of mackerels your brain become very sharp and you get a very good memory. Sheshadi's of mackerels are very tasty not all fish head is tasty.

My ingredients :

Fish head  -- 6-7. ( Mackerels )
Onions     -- 2 medium sized finely chopped.
Green chillies --2  finely chopped  or more.
Coconut fresh grated -- 2tbsp.
Coconut oil  --2 tbsp ( we have a habit of using coconut oil, u can use vegetable oil).
Amsul --1.
salt as per taste.

Heat oil in wok, add onions with 1/2 tsp of salt saute till light brown. Now add green chillies saute for another minute. Add fish head do not stir much. To this add 1/2 cup of water adjust for salt. Let it cook till all the water evaporated. Now add grated coconut and amsul.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thali peet or mombari ani thikat

Mombari in konkani is something like thali peet, which is made using semolina. We saraswats have this for breakfast. Here we go with the recipe

Semolina             : 2 cups ( or more depending on number of people).
Onions                 : 1 medium sized finely chopped.
Green chillies        : 2-3 finely chopped.
Coriander leaves  : 2 tbsp finely chopped.
Tomatoes             : 1 small finely chopped.
Salt as per taste

Dry mix semolina, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves, and salt . Now add water and mix so no lumps are formed. Add water so it gets dosa batter consistency.

Now heat a flat griddle or nonstick pan. Apply 1-2 tsp of oil. Take a big spoon of batter. Pour it on the griddle. As soon as you pour it, quickly spread the batter in a circular manner to get round mombari. Fry for 2 minutes or color turns to light brown. Pour some oil on the top and edges, flip the mombari and fry for another 2  minutes on medium flame.

For Thikat

Tamrind pulp : 1tsp ( or more if u like tangy).
Red chillie powder  :  3 tsp.
Sunflower oil : 1 tbsp
Garlic  :  1 pod ( remove skin of each cloves and pod it )
Salt as per taste.
In a bowl add all above ingredients and mix well. This is served with mombari and hot chai.