Thursday, 6 January 2011

Goan Recipes

Goan Recipes

Feijoada : Red Beans with Pork

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 11:02 AM PST

feijoada masala ingredients
Feijoada is famous enough to have a wiki entry that states, Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical Portuguese dish, also typical in Brazil, Angola and other former Portuguese colonies.

So yet again we have a Goan delicacy that has been handed down to us from the Portuguese, lets cook up some Goan Feijoada.

If you recollect that we had put up a simple recipe called Salted Pork up earlier. Our Feijoada utilizes the salted pork before its ready, so basically you can have two dishes on your table when you make Feijoada. The other option is to use goa sausages and beans to make an even easier Feijoada.

Feijoada Masala Ingredients:

4 Tables Spoons Coconut
1/2 Teaspoon Jeera
1/4 Teaspoon Methi Seeds
1 Table spoons Coriander Seeds
4 - 5 Flakes Garlic
2 Leveled Teaspoons Poppy Seeds or Khus Khus
4 - 5 Pepper Corns
4 - 5 Cloves
Small Ball of Tamarind

Feijoada Main Ingredients:

250 Grams Red Beans (Osanay from Goa, the beans have to be soaked overnight)

Ingredients used for Salted Pork:

500 Grams Pork
2 Onions
4 Kashmiri Chillies
4 Kokam can be cut into tiny pieces

Firstly go to through the Salted Pork recipe and cook it till the pork looks like what it is in the picture below and then keep it aside.
semi cooked salted pork
Here are the Osanay (pronounced as Osahndeh) beans, soaked overnight.
soak osanay red beans in water overnight
Let's just drain out the water and rinse the beans thoroughly.
rinse the beans
Add the beans to your pressure cooker.
add beans to the pressure cooker
Add less water here if you plan on using coconut milk, if your adding water can add a little extra but remember your pressure cookers limitation.
add water and salt to the beans
Add salt to taste, this can be as per your need but not much you have plenty of time later.

Set your cooker on the fire, get on your pan and begin to fry the Feijoada spices to make the masala. Remember when you are frying, start with one ingredient at a time, put the oil first then the chillies and then the next and so on, you can skip the tamarind and garlic.
fry feijoada spices
When thats done, add a spot of water and put it in a blender. Your beans should be done and you have your masala ready as well.
open the lid and let the beans cool
You can add the fejioada masala to the beans in a vessel your going to cook in.
add feijoada masala to the beans
In the next step you can add coconut milk instead of water to give it an even richer taste, we added water as the feijoada masala has coconut in it as well.
add water or coconut milk
Now its time to add the salted pork, this is when you remove it, before it turns reddish brown due to the kokam and heat.
add salted pork to the feijoada
Mix the pork pieces, in the curry, make sure you don't put the Kokams in the feijoada curry.
mix the pork pieces in the curry
Bring the Feijoada to a boil and let it simmer till done.
bring the feijoada to boil
Check the meat pieces and add salt to taste, enjoy your feijoada with rice or pois!
ready to eat feijoada

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