Goan Vegetable Curry

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Monday, April 07, 2014

Goa, always brings me the Movie Khamoshi to my mind!!! Oh i so love the movie and the songs.Kavitha Krishnamoorthy voice in Gaathe the pehle akhele,aaj gaayega sara jahan, love it totally,the lyrics and the tune both!!! 
Goa, located along India's west coast along the Arabian Sea. Seafood, coconut milk, rice, and local spices are main ingredients of Goan cuisine. The area is located in a tropical climate, which means that spices and flavors are intense. The Goan cuisine is also influenced by Portuguese cuisine, so you might find lots of cross-over dishes here.
A Goan meal is incomplete without Fish. Naturally located along the coast, fish is their staple food. So, if you eat fish, you must definitely checkout Goan cuisine for some awesome fish recipes. Now, that i m a complete Ghass-Phoos(Filmy slang of Vegetarian, meaning grass-eater), i made a goa vegetable curry. I first made Mugachi Gaathi(green gram in coconut gravy) but the pictures aren't that good, so i m here with another not so ok picture, trust me,will do justice to this recipe, will try post a decent picture soon as possible.

Source : Divine taste
4 cups assorted vegetables(I used French beans, carrots, capsicums, potatoes, cauliflower)
2 tsp salt or to taste

To Roast & grind
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp peppercorns
2 or 3 dry red chillies
2 cup fresh coconut, grated
a small marble-sized tamarind
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves 
1/2 tsp asafetida powder

  • In a small pan/kadai, put in the coriander seeds, cumin seeds m peppercorns and red chilies. Dry roast until the coriander seeds turn golden brown and the spices begin to emit their aromatic flavurs, about 3 to 4 minutes.Take care not to burn the spices.
  • In a blender or food processor, put in the coconut, tamarind, ginger, turmeric, the roasted spices and 3/4 cup water and grind to a fine paste.
  • In a saucepan, take the assorted vegetable and add water to immerse the veggies, cover and cook till done, about 10 to 12 minutes. Add cauliflower after the carrot and beans are half cooked, to prevent them from turning mushy.
  • After the vegetables are cooked, add salt and the ground paste and bring to a boil. You could add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more water if you want a thinner gravy. I washed the grinder and added that water to this.
  • In a small wok or saucepan, heat the oil over a medium flame, add in the mustard seeds and when they pop, put in the red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida powder, mix once and pour this into the vegetable curry. Give it a good mix and serve hot with rice, rotis or parathas. I served it with rice for my kiddo's lunch and with roti's for my hubby's dinner.

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  1. delicious curry!!! well presented....and I also love the Khamoshi songs!!!

  2. Give me that bowl, i can happily have it with some rice.. am sure this curry is definitely a fingerlicking curry.

  3. Looks delicious. Turned out really nice.

  4. Goan curry looks so delicious and like the way you presented it.

  5. I love thats song too priya such an lovely write up and soup looks very inviting :) Very tempting with veggies :)

  6. curry looks good. like the masala combination.. if these pictures are not good what will you say about mine!! I am scared to think..

  7. New & a healthy curry...............looks yummy.

  8. Lovely write up...Curry looks so creamy and delicious.

  9. Looks creamy and tempting, Priya.

  10. that is so funny that you mention that movie. I have a friend of mine who is a Bollywood fanatic and knows I have lots of Bollywood movies her Mom just moved to US from Dominican Republic and has been introducing her Mom to Bollywood and she asked me if I had this movie to show her Mom. I hadn't watched it in a long time and then she reminded me how nice this movie is and here you go mentioning it again :)

  11. Guess many of us to relate goa and the movie..:) such a flavoursome curry..

  12. Loved the movie clipping too.This is a great curry Priya. i just needs some pav to go with it.the flavours are lovely.

  13. That spice paste sounds so spicy and delicious. Curry looks yumm!!

  14. The curry looks real yumm! I also love the movie and that is so cute that you bought a clipping to the post :)

  15. Lovely curry.. Looks very tasty.

  16. This must me yummy along with some rotis. Will try this out soon.

  17. Goan curry looks absolutely delicious !


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