A rubble dump gets transformed by the Fernandes’

  This is just a small patch in front of Maria and Augusto Fernandes’ home in Sada. It was an unsightly clutter of rubble and other rubbish till very recently. Their son, Terrance one day decided to do something about it. Their daughter’s upcoming wedding was an added incentive to act on that piece of space. So Terrance set to …

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Cook Express – Mysore Pak by Jayashree Jairam

Ingredients  1 cup      ……………..  Besan (sieved) 2 cups      ……………..  Ghee 2 cups      ……………..  Sugar 1/2 cup      ……………..  Water   Method Put 1/2 cup ghee in a kadai. Add besan and fry over slow flame. Stir and remove any lumps until a nice aroma. Remove fried besan from flame. In another vessel add 2 cups sugar 1/2 …

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Cook Express – Momos by Bhavna Tamang Lacerda

[su_label type=”important”]PROFESSIONAL HALT[/su_label] Bhawana Tamang Lacerda is a graduate in Hospitality and Tourism and has a Management degree from the International Institute of Advance Studies (IIAS), Kolkata. She has worked with the Radisson group in Goa and also had a stint in Kuwait. For this “Professional Cook Express Halt” she shows the women of our neighbourhood how to make mouth watering …

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Cook Express – Alur Dum and Rasogullos by Jharna Gosh

Jharna Ghosh of our neighbourhood demonstrated the classic Luchi Alur Dum & Rasogullos . Jharna comes from the 24 Parganas District of West Bengal which is world famous for Sunderbans, the mangrove forests and the Royal Bengal Tigers. Jharna enjoys cooking,travelling and Rabindra Sangeet. [su_slider source=”media: 2067,2068,2069,2070,2071,2072,2073,2074,2075,2076,2077,2078,2079,2080,2081,2082,2083,2084,2085,2086,2087,2088,2089,2090″ link=”lightbox” title=”no” pages=”no”] Luchir Allur Dum Ingredients   1kg Baby Potatoes 2 large …

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Cook Express – Gujarati Delights by Isha and Heta Lakhani

[su_slider source=”media: 2030,2029,2028,2027,2026,2025,2024,2023,2022,2021,2020″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Palak Thepla • 2 bundles Palak (spinach) • 2 cups Wheat Flour • 2tsp Turmeric Powder • 2tsp Red Chilli Powder • 2tsp Coriander Powder • 1tsp Jeera Powder • 1tsp Hing • Salt to taste • 8-10 cloves Garlic Grated • Oil Method: Wash n finely chop Palak. Add all masalas and Palak to …

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Cook Express – Sizzlers II by Isha Lakhani

Isha Lakhani of our neighbourhood is a cooking enthusiast. She  demonstrated the all time favourite Sizzlers in Italian and a unique Desi Punjabi Style. [su_slider source=”media: 2019,2018,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007,2006,2005,2004″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Sizzler – Punjabi style Chana kebabs Ingredients: Red / Black Chana Potatoes Bread Crumbs Red Chilli Paste Garlic Paste Ginger Paste Chat Masala Salt   Method: Soak the Chana overnight. Boil it …

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Cook Express – Naan & Biyan Bhaji by Dr. Flory Pereira

Vasco Watch had carried an article on Flory Pereira and her thesis connected with salt pans of Goa. While salt is the ingredient of her academic pursuits, let her show you the other spices that she dabbles in, while in the kitchen. Who does not get tempted with Garlic Naans and Goa’s very own famous mouth watering cashew Curry ! [su_slider source=”media: 2002,2001,2000,1999,1997,1994,1993″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Naans Ingredients …

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Josh Express – The Amphibian Orchestra & The Snake Dance

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Cook Express – Sizzlers by Isha Lakhani

[su_slider source=”media: 1918,1917,1916,1915,1914,1913,1912,1911,1910,1909,1908,1907,1906,1905,1904,1903,1902,1901,1900,1899,1898,1897,1896,1895,1894,1893,1892,1891,1890,1889,1888,1887″ link=”lightbox” title=”no”] Sizzler – Chinese style Golden fried baby corn Ingredients: Baby Corn 3tbsp Cornflour / Maida 1tsp Rice Flour Salt Pepper Powder Pinch of Yellow Food Colour Method: Parboil the baby corn. Take 3tbsp of cornflour or maida. Add 1tsp of rice flour. Salt and pepper to taste and yellow food colour. Add water to this …

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Cook Express – Vegetable and Egg Chop by Mahua Char

Mahua Char is passionate about Rabindra Sangeet and is a talented singer too. She is a qualified musician who holds a post graduate degree in Music from Rabindra Bharathi, Kolkata. She shared some typical Bengali recipes with the women of our neighbourhood on 6th June 2014. [su_carousel source=”media: 1992,1990,1988,1987,1986,1985,1984,1983,1982,1981,1980,1979,1978,1977,1976,1975,1974,1973,1972,1971,1970″ link=”lightbox” height=”300″ items=”1″ title=”no”] Vegetable chop Ingredients 1 medium size Potato boiled and mashed …

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Cook Express – Sambhalpur Special by Parwati Sahu

Parwati Sahu has been part of our neighbourhood for the past 12 years. She hails from the culturally rich Sambhalpur district of Orissa. She has an interest in cooking and regularly watches the Food and cuisine shows on TV. Parwati boarded the Cook Express on 23 May 2014 to share some traditional typical Sambhalpuri recipes – Purowada and a sweet …

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Cook Express – Mocktails by Donsavio Lacerda

We had a Don in Bartending boarding the Cook Express. Donsavio Lacerda will teach you the ropes of making creamy, fizzy and other thirst quenching mocktails. Just what the doctor ordered for this hot summer. Donsavio has had a passion for training people in the food & beverage arena and has conducted several workshops as a freelance trainer. He has in …

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Cook Express – Chinese Cuisine by Hotel La Paz Gardens

Hotel La Paz Gardens gave the Cook Express a green signal. La Paz, as it is known to everyone in the neighbourhood, has a loyal clientele who swear by their Chinese restaurant – Sweet ‘n’ Sour. Chef Rakesh Kumar takes you through the paces in making some special Chinese cuisine . A soup, a chicken recipe and a veggie dish …

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Cook Express – Spicy Kolhapuri Misal Pav & Batata Vada by Kavita Gupte

Ms Kavita Gupte of our neighbourhood is a person of many talents and interests. She has a passion for craft making, rangolis of various types, embroidery and cooking. If you missed her class on 10th April 2014 get the recipe from below and make spicy Kolhapuri style Misal Pavs and Batata Wadas . [su_carousel source=”media: 1603,1604,1605,1606,1607,1608,1609,1610,1611,1612,1613,1614,1615,1616,1617,1618,1620,1621,1622,1623,1624,1625,1626,1627,1628,1629,1630,1631,1632,1633,1634,1635,1636,1637,1638,1639″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″]RECIPE COMING …

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Cook Express – Pesarattu with Chettinad Chutney by Jayashree Jairam

[su_carousel source=”media: 1601,1600,1599,1598,1597,1596,1595,1594,1593,1592,1591,1590,1589,1588,1587,1586,1585,1584,1583,1582,1581,1580,1579,1578,1577,1576,1575,1574,1573,1572″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no” autoplay=”3000″] Check out this unique South Indian easy to make-can’t go wrong “Pesarattu” that is from the dosa family . The Chettinad chutney is a must learn recipe that has a special ingredient that makes it different. This was demonstrated on 10th April 2014 by Jayashree Jairam who is also a Bharatanatyam dancer and …

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Cook Express – KAI MURUKKUS by Lakshmi Iyer

Whose mouth does not water when the word Murrukku(Chakkli) is uttered! Did you know that making Kai Murrukkus is an art? But if you have the correct dough and nimble fingers you can master the art just like Lakshmi Iyer an ex banker from our neighbourhood, a Murrukku specialist. Lakshmi demonstrated the delicious crunchy murukkus in the traditional as well …

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Cook Express – TENDER COCONUT SOUFFLÉ by Divya & Dhanwanti Furtado

As a part of Cook Express, a Vasco Watch Community Initiative, the Mother and Daughter Duo Dhanwanti  Furtado and Divya Furtado demonstrated how to make the unique and scrumptious Tender Coconut Soufflé. [su_carousel source=”media: 1497,1496,1495,1494,1493,1492,1491,1490,1489,1488,1487,1486,1485,1484,1483,1482,1481,1480,1479,1478,1477,1476,1475,1474,1473,1472,1471″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no”]   Tender Coconut Soufflé Ingredients 10 Tender Coconuts 2 Tins Milkmaid Gelatin – 2 packets (1ltr) Pasteurised Milk Sugar if required Method …

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Cook Express – BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE by Sunaira Peris

As a part of Cook Express, a Vasco Watch Community Initiative, “Little Chef” Sunaira Peris, a Class IX Student of Navy Children School demonstrated a lipsmackingly delicious Blueberry Cheesecake. She was assisted by Ms. Sarita Peris, her mother. So, grab the ingredients needed and make one yourself! [su_carousel source=”media: 1469,1468,1467,1466,1465,1464,1463,1462,1461,1460,1459,1458,1457,1456,1455,1454,1453,1452,1451,1450,1449,1448,1447,1446,1445,1444,1443,1442,1441,1440,1439″ link=”lightbox” width=”640″ height=”200″ title=”no”] Ingredients for The base 3 small packets …

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Cook Express – NONMBU ADAI by Hema Sundaram

Hema Sundaram is an ex banker who has won many an award for her culinary skills. Her main interest is in traditional recipes. Hema says , ‘ I want to preserve yesterday’s recipes today for tomorrows generation”. Hema taught the participants a traditional dish called Nonmbu Adai – the sweet and the savoury version with rice flour, lentils and jaggery. …

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Cook Express – BREADS & BAKING by Rita Shinde

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Mar 8th, the Vasco Watch brings the Cook Express to the women of our neighbourhood. Cook Express will be an ongoing cooking class programme that aims to involve women of our neighbourhood who will share their passion for cooking with people of the neighbourhood. The cooking instructors will be people from all …

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It is time to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower!

The Vasco Clock Tower is one of the last few heritage structures remaining in our Port Town. The Vasco Watch had earlier appealed to the citizens to voice their support for a petition to the MMC to take necessary action to restore this heritage structure. The Goa Heritage Action Group has now also written to the MMC to initiate action …

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Rim Jhim 2013 Celebrations

  The rains are still here. Reluctant to give way to the onset of drier days. It has been a wonderful monsoon and we celebrated Rim Jhim 2013- Songs, Verse, Art, Dance, Stories all revelling in the joys of rain. Peacocks and sketches by the students of Govt. High School, Mangor, brightened up the walls. An evening of neighbourhood camaraderie. …

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Is time running out to save Vasco’s Heritage Clock Tower?

The clock tower atop the old Municipal Market is perhaps one of the few remaining heritage structures remaining in Vasco town. The efforts of the Goa Heritage Action Group to get the MMC to seriously take up the restoration and preservation of this structure has not yet borne fruit. Vasco Watch will petition the MMC to take up the restoration …

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Panchagavya workshop organised by Goa Kitchen Garden Group

  The Panchyagavya workshop organised for the citizens of the neighbourhood by the Goakitchen garden group drew an enthusiastic response. The 27 participants were shown the technique of making Panchagavya (organic soil and plant health booster) and how to use EM solution as an insect repellent by resource person Mr. Miguel Braganza.  If you are interested in joining the Goa …

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Peace Cranes from Goa sent to Hiroshima

In collaboration with the local area newspaper- Vasco Watch, Origami Artist Shivaram coordinated the origami Peace of Paper Project with various schools, institutions and citizens groups in Goa and taught them to fold the Traditional Japanese Origami Crane. The story of the little girl Sadako was narrated and the significance of the ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Park on Aug …

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