Monday, April 7, 2014

Sorak - Goan Special

Goan , a seashore land situated in the West coast of India.Goa have a strong influence of both Portuguese and Indian culture together, this is very much reflected in their cuisine.The cuisine of Goa can be divided into two cuisine, one is the Goan Hindu cuisine which goes for lentils,vegetables etc, onion and garlic are not used much in this cuisine,also they use less spices and very little oil,while the other one  is Goan Catholic cuisine very much influenced by the Portuguese culture though this cuisine is a combination of Konkani,South Indian, Portuguese, British and Saraswat cuisines.Obviously the food culture of Goa is a happy union of both East and west India. Since Goa is blessed abundantly with coconut tress, they cook their food mostly with coconut thus the extensive use of coconut in their cuisine. Coconut oil and coconut mlk is very much used in their cuisine specially for making their non vegetarian dishes.

For my today's post for Goa, i chosed to cook this simple and fingerlicking curry from Goan Catholic cuisine which is cooked quite often during the monsoon season in Goa. This dish is quite easy to prepare but its tastes simply awesome when served along with rice or Goan famous Sannas, steamed cooked rice cakes. I cooked this Sorak from here, and we loved it with rice.If you want to make some spicy simple curry, just give a try to this bright, eye pleasing Sorak curry from Goan cuisine.


Recipe Source: Goan Food Recipes

For Masala:
4nos Kashmiri chillies
1/2cup Grated coconut
3nos Garlic cloves
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2tsp Coriander seeds
5nos Peppercorns
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1no Tamarind (blueberry sized)

Grind everything in a blender as fine paste with enough water, keep aside.


For Sorak:
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1no Green chilly (slit opened)
1/2cup Coconut milk
2nos Kokum
Oil
Salt

Heat enough oil, saute the chopped onions, cook until they turns transculent.

Add the tomatoes, cook until the veggies turns mushy.

Immediately add the grounded masala, fry for few minutes.

Add the coconut milk,water,salt and adjust the thickness of the gravy.

Cook everything for few minutes, finally add the slit opened green chilly,kokum to the sorak.

Stir and cook in simmer until the sorak turns slightly thick.

Serve warm with rice.


37 comments:

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... wat a colourful curry with Kokum. Yummy curry with freshly ground masala. Pass that Kadhai for my lunch.

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious n colorful curry!!!

Ranjani Raj said... Reply To This Comment

looks so delectable/...

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

the dish looks so good...and easy to prepare too...would try it soon

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

tats a wonderful dish with kokum..

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

serve with steamed rice and i am done for the day...this is awesome

Tanya Desigan said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. wat a color.. :)

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a lovely color.. will love to try this

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

love the color of the curry...

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummy curry.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely curry and with rice it would be definitely tatsty !

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

wow new to me bt sounds delicious

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this is new to me and I like the spices used in it ..must have tasted rel good..bookmarking

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful recipe.. love the color!!

Resna Nishad said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color. ..yummy curry...

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful curry n nice info too .Header n background looks fantastic akka wanted to mention it .

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a vibrant color... Must be so delicious...

Beulah Arun said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe! What a color!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

love your new blog appearance!!! and this Goan sorak is looking so beautiful and vibrant!!

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Such a simple gravy. Looks colorful and nice curry to serve with rice or with sanna

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Spicy and colorful. Goes well with rice.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow such an delicious recipe and am in love with kokum curries now :) love the color of the curry :) Fabulous post aks :)

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

lovely curry with rice.. looks so bright and inviting

Priya Ranjit said... Reply To This Comment

yummy curry aks :) looks super inviting

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very colourful looking curry. I think I will skip kokum and try this...

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! such a colorful curry ..Love it!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a delicious looking Goan dish. Love the color of the curry.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I can imagine how good this must taste poured over rice

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the new dish priya, love the colour!

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this is new to me too. Love the spices used. Will try it out soon. Thanks.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! What a vibrant color.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the vibrant color of the dish..sounds new to me.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What a stunning look dish!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What a stunning look dish!

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful dish looks tempting.

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Loving that ground masala!!!! the color looks so inviting!!! never cooked anything with kokum, must give it a try!!!

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks so vibrant and love those spies used!