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Goan Recipes - Tried and tested by us! From Goa, India - Indian Spices

No one knows when we started using herbs and spices to enhance the taste of our food but around 3,000 BC the ancient Harrapan civilisation in india and China were using and trading spices.

Goa has a great history with simple tasty food.

As we try the recipes we have collected we will add them to the list of Goan Recipes.

Bombay Aloo (potatoes)

Indian Herbs, Spices and Condiments:

Adrak  - Ginger
Aamchur or Amchoor powder - Mango powder
Achar - Pickle
Ajmud - Celery or Radhuni seeds
Ajmoda - Parsley
Ajwain - Carom seeds
Amla - Indian gooseberry
Anardana - Pomegranate seeds
Badi Elaichi - Black Cardamom
Badam - Almonds
Choti Elaichi - Green Cardamom
Chakra Phool - Star anise
Chironji / Charoli - Buchanania - a type of nut like a cashew
Camiki  - Mango extract
Dalchini - Cinnamon
Deggi Mirch - Red Chilly powder (non spicy)
Dhania - Coriander seed
Dhania powder - Coriander powder
Elaichi - Cardamom
Garam Masala - Spice mixture
Gulab Jal - Rosewater
Gur - Unrefined sugar from sugarcane and date palm
Haldi - Turmeric
Hara dhaniya - Coriander
Harad or Hime - Cherry plum
Hari Mirch - Green chili
Haritaki – Harre - Terminalia chebula
Hara miri miri - Coriander powder
Hing - (Giant) Fennel - Asafoetida
Imli - Tamarind
Jaggery - unrefined sugar from sugarcane and date palm
Jaiphal - Nutmeg
Javitri - Mace
Jeera - Cumin seeds
Jethimadh - Licorice powder
Kachra - Capers
Kadipatta - Curry Tree AKA Sweet Neem leaf
Kaju - Cashewnuts
Kala Namak or Sanchal - Black salt
Kali Mirch - Black peppercorn
Kalonji - Nigella seeds
Kasoori Methi - Dried fenugreek leaf
Katira Gum or Gond Katira - Tragacanth Gum
Kebab Cheeni - Allspice
Kesar - Saffron
Kesar miri miri - Saffron pulp
Khajur - Dates
Kokum - Mangosteen Garcinia indica
Khus Khus - Poppy seed
Kudampuli - Gambooge Garcinia cambogia
Lahsun - Garlic
Lal Mirchi - Red chili
Lal Mirchi powder - Red chili powder
Lavang - Cloves
Marathi Moggu
Methi leaves - Fenugreek leaf
Methi / Menthulu seeds - Fenugreek seeds
Sarson Tel - Mustard oil
Naaga Keshar
Namak - Salt
Nimbu - Lemon
Nimbu - Lime
Pudina - Mint
Pyaz or Kanda - Onion
Osmanli (onion peelings)
Kali Mirchi - Black Pepper
Panch Phoron
Phathar ke phool - Black Stone Flower
Pilli Mirchi - Yellow Pepper
pudina (mint)
Safed Mirchi - White Pepper
Rai - Black mustard seed
Rai Kuria - cracked mustard seeds
Ratin jot - Alkanet root
Saji na phool - Citric acid
Sarson - Mustard seeds
Saunf / Sanchal - Fennel seeds
Shahi Jeera - Black cumin seeds
Shitu - Llima seed skin
Sirka - Vinegar
Soa sag - Dill
Sonth - Dried ginger powder
Suwa or Shopa  - Aniseed
Taj - Cinnamon
Tartri - Citric acid
Tej Patta - Malabar leaf Malabathrum
Thippali / Kabab-chini - Java peppercorns
Til - Sesame seed
Tulsi - Holy Basil Ocimum tenuiflorum
Urad dal - Split Matpe or Beluga Beans
Vanilla - Vanilla Vanilla (genus)
Zaafraan - Saffron



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Indian Herbs, Spices and Condiments

Kudampuli - Gambooge Garcinia cambogia - Indian Herbs, Spices and Condiments
Kudampuli - Gambooge Garcinia cambogia

Hing - (Giant) Fennel - Asafoetida -  Indian Herbs, Spices and Condiments
Hing - (Giant) Fennel - Asafoetida


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