Xec Xec Curry

Ingredients


  • 3 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cubed potatoes
  • 1 kilogram Chicken ( chicken thigh cubed) or Fish ( mackerel cutlets or snapper fillets)
  • 4 tablespoons XEC XEC PASTE
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Optional: 1-2 green chilies de-seeded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup yoghurt or coconut milk

Method


Heat oil in saucepan. Add sliced onions and fry until golden brown.

Add Xec Xec Curry Paste and (optional) coriander leaves. Mix well and fry gently on low heat, stirring to prevent sticking. If necessary, sprinkle a little water.

When mixture looks “glazed” and has an appetizing aroma, add chicken, prawn** or fish** pieces and fry until brown, stirring occasionally.

Add water – enough to cover meat – and cook on low heat covered until meat is nearly tender.

Add potatoes and simmer on low heat until cooked. If more gravy required, add hot water, mix well and simmer briefly.

De-seeded chillies and 150ml Coconut milk may be added

Add salt if required

Simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Serve with rice or chapatis.

** When cooking prawns or fish curry, add these last and simmer until cooked through.

Xec Xec of Chicken Pilaf

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees,

Strain the Chicken Xec Xec curry and set aside gravy and solids separately.

Fry one diced onion in heavy based pot.

Add 4 cups washed basmati rice and solids from curry and stir.

Add measured gravy and boiling water to make total liquid up to 6 cups and 1 tablespoon salt and stir.

Bring up to heat. When bubbles surface cover with foil and tight fitting lid and place in oven.

Set timer for 30 minutes. Do not open oven for the duration.

Check rice after 30 mins by placing fork through and checking grains are cooked through. Be careful to avoid steam burns.

Place lid back on and leave covered for at least 15 minutes on bench top.

Serving Suggestions


Serve with Goan Cuisine Tomato Kasaundi and a dice of tomato, cucumber and red onion.

Variations:

Excellent for vegetable curry (Eggplant, zucchini, carrot, cauliflower, green beans, peas, potato and sweet potato.

For Xec Xec chicken pilaf use 3 cups rice and 1 cup red lentils washed until water runs clear.

Xacuti Curry

Ingredients


  • 3 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cubed potatoes
  • 1 kilogram Meat, Chicken or Seafood (beef brisket/lamb forequarter chops/cubed chicken thigh/mackerel cutlets/ shelled deveined prawns)
  • 4 tablespoons XACUTI PASTE (use less for fish)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Optional: 1-2 green chilies de-seeded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup yoghurt or coconut milk

Method


Heat oil in saucepan. Add sliced onions and fry until golden brown.

Add Xacuti Paste and (optional) coriander leaves. Mix well and fry gently on low heat, stirring to prevent sticking. If necessary, sprinkle a little water.

When mixture looks “glazed” and has an appetizing aroma, add meat, chicken, prawn** or fish** pieces and fry until brown, stirring occasionally.

Add water – enough to cover meat – and cook on low heat covered until meat is nearly tender.

Add potatoes and simmer on low heat until cooked. If more gravy required, add hot water, mix well and simmer briefly.

De-seeded chillies and 150ml Coconut milk may be added

Add salt if required

Simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice or chapatis.

** When cooking prawn or fish curry, add these last and simmer until cooked through.

Xacuti Lamb or Chicken Pilaf

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees,

strain the above and set aside gravy and solids separately.

Fry one diced onion in heavy based pot.

Add 4 cups washed basmati rice and solids from curry and stir.

Add measured gravy and boiling water to make total liquid up to 6 cups and 1 tablespoon salt and stir.

Bring up to heat. When bubbles surface cover with foil and tight fitting lid and place in oven.

Set timer for 30 minutes. Do not open oven for the duration.

Check rice after 30 mins by placing fork through and checking grains are cooked through. Be careful to avoid steam burns.

Place lid back on and leave covered for at least 15 minutes on bench top.

Serving Suggestions


Serve with Goan Cuisine Pineapple Achar and Green Chilli Yoghurt (1 cup yoghurt blitzed with 1 tablespoon Goan Cuisine Green Chilli Jam).

Variations:

Add 1 can kidney beans

Add 2 cups cut green beans

Vindalho Curry

Ingredients


  • 3 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cubed potatoes
  • 1 kilogram Meat, Chicken or Fish
  • 4 tablespoons VINDALHO CURRY PASTE (use less for fish)
  • Optional: 1-2 green chilies de-seeded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander

Method


Heat oil in saucepan. Add sliced onions and fry until golden brown.

Add Vindalho Curry Paste and (optional) coriander leaves. Mix well and fry gently on low heat, stirring to prevent sticking. If necessary, sprinkle a little water.

When mixture looks “glazed” and has an appetizing aroma, add meat, chicken, prawn** or fish** pieces and fry until brown, stirring occasionally.

Add water – enough to cover meat – and cook on low heat covered until meat is nearly tender.

Add potatoes and simmer on low heat until cooked. If more gravy required, add hot water, mix well and simmer briefly.

De-seeded chillies may be added

Add salt if required.

Simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Serving Suggestions


Serve with rice or chapatis.

Serve with and Goan Cuisine Spicy Mango Chutney or Carrot Mescut.

** When cooking prawn or fish curry, add these last and simmer until cooked through.

Variations:

Add sweet potatoes or turnips.

Recommended

cuts of meat for Vindalho: Chuck steak, brisket, lamb forequarter chops, half and half pork belly and shoulder, half and half pork soft bone and pork shoulder, boneless rolled leg of lamb (for slow cooker).

Baffad Curry

Ingredients


  • 3 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cubed potatoes
  • 1 kilogram Meat, Chicken or Fish
  • 4 tablespoons BAFFAD PASTE (use less for fish)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Optional: 1-2 green chilies de-seeded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup yoghurt or coconut milk

Method


Heat oil in saucepan. Add sliced onions and fry until golden brown.

Add Baffad Paste and (optional) coriander leaves. Mix well and fry gently on low heat, stirring to prevent sticking. If necessary, sprinkle a little water.

When mixture looks “glazed” and has an appetizing aroma, add meat, chicken, prawn** or fish** pieces and fry until brown, stirring occasionally.

Add water – enough to cover meat – and cook on low heat covered until meat is nearly tender.

Add potatoes and simmer on low heat until cooked. If more gravy required, add hot water, mix well and simmer briefly.

De-seeded chillies and 150ml Coconut milk may be added

Add salt if required.

Simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Serve with steamed rice or chapatis.

** When cooking prawn or fish curry, add these last and simmer until cooked through.

Baffad Lamb or Chicken Pilaf

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees,

strain the above and set aside gravy and solids separately.

Fry one diced onion in heavy based pot.

Add 4 cups washed basmati rice and solids from curry and stir.

Add measured gravy and boiling water to make total liquid up to 6 cups and 1 tablespoon salt and stir.

Bring up to heat. When bubbles surface cover with foil and tight fitting lid and place in oven.

Set timer for 30 minutes. Do not open oven for the duration.

Check rice after 30 mins by placing fork through and checking grains are cooked through. Be careful to avoid steam burns.

Place lid back on and leave covered for at least 15 minutes on bench top.

Serving Suggestions


Serve with mint yoghurt and Goan Cuisine Cucumber Achar.

Variations:

  • Add 2 cups diced zucchini or eggplant
  • Add 1 diced fresh fennel bulb

Tandoori Marinade

Ingredients


  • 1 kg red meat, poultry or seafood of your choice (Chicken/Lamb/Pork /Prawns)
  • 3 tablespoons Goan Cuisine Tandoori Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Yoghurt
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Method


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add the chicken/lamb/pork/prawns and refrigerate covered overnight or minimum 30 minutes.

Oven-roast in single layer or cook on bbq hotplate or grill.

  • Chicken boneless/skinless thighs can be cut into bite sized pieces and threaded on skewers.
  • French trimmed lamb cutlets are ideal. After marinating lamb chops wrap bone in foil
  • Devein prawns and leave tail on
  • Chicken wings scored through and baked
  • Chicken Marylands scored and baked
  • Quails halved and baked skin side up
  • Duck Breasts skin on sealed off folded through marinade and baked

Serving Suggestions


Serve with steamed vegetables or green salad, and Goan Cuisine Spicy Mango Chutney or Green Chilli Jam. Boil potatoes separately, peel and toss in leftover marinade in bowl, then bake till golden-brown.

Jeerem Meerem Chicken Lamb or Fish (Goan Green Curry)

Ingredients


  • 3 large onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 cubed (300 gram) potatoes
  • 1 kilogram Lamb, Chicken or Fish
  • 3-4 heaped tablespoons Jeerem Meerem Curry Paste
  • Optional: 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Optional: 1-2 green chilies de-seeded
  • Optional: 1/2 cup yoghurt or coconut milk

Method


Heat oil in saucepan. Add sliced onions and fry until golden brown.

Add Jeerem Meerem Paste and (optional) coriander leaves. Mix well and fry gently on low heat, stirring to prevent sticking. If necessary, sprinkle a little water.

When mixture looks “glazed” and has an appetizing aroma, add meat, chicken, prawn** or fish** pieces and fry until brown, stirring occasionally.

Add water – enough to cover meat – and cook on low heat covered until meat is nearly tender.

Add potatoes and simmer on low heat until cooked. If more gravy required, add hot water, mix well and simmer briefly.

De-seeded chillies and 150ml Coconut milk may be added

Add salt if required

Simmer on low for another 5 minutes.

Serve on a bed of steamed rice or with chapatis.
** When cooking prawn or fish curry, add these last and simmer until cooked through.

Jeerem Meerem Lamb or Chicken Pilaf

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees,

strain the above and set aside gravy and solids separately.

Fry one diced onion in heavy based pot.

Add 4 cups washed basmati rice and solids from curry and stir.

Add measured gravy and boiling water to make total liquid up to 6 cups and 1 tablespoon salt and stir.

Bring up to heat. When bubbles surface cover with foil and tight fitting lid and place in oven.

Set timer for 30 minutes. Do not open oven for the duration.

Serving Suggestions

Serving Suggestions


Serve with mint yoghurt and Goan Cuisine Lime Pickle.

Variations:

  • Add 2 cups green peas or 1 can chick peas
  • Add 1 cup diced paneer at end of cooking time

Fish Burgers

Filling One

Grilled white Fish 120gm portion

Butter Lettuce

Tomato Sliced

Goan Cuisine Green Chilli Jam mayo ( 250 gm good quality mayonnaise blended with 4 tablespoon Green Chilli Jam)

Filling Two

Grilled Salmon 120 gm portion

Sunflower sprouts

Grape tomatoes

Chilli and Lime Mayonnaise ( 4 tablespoons Goan Cuisine Chilli and Lime Sambal blended  with good quality mayonnaise)

Filling Three

Grilled squid/octopus

Cos lettuce

Cucumber ribbons

Spring Onion julienne

Goan Cuisine Cucumber Achar