Rajani Bhat – bringing you the joy of vegetarian cooking

An Insurance Agent, a Travel Agent, a tutor for maths and science, assisting her husband in managing the gift shop, “ Goa Shopping Centre”. You would think that this is more than a handful to keep anyone tied up for the day. However Rajani Bhat thinks otherwise. She does all this and still finds the time and energy to pursue …

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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 – 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 – 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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Studying the salt of her land – Flory Pereira

Can you imagine a meal without salt? Salt is perhaps the most ancient of the food additives in the history of human culinary evolution. Living in the coastal belt with an ocean full of salty water detracts from its value, whereas in tribal communities in the hinterland, salt is a prized commodity that fetches high value in barter transactions. With …

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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 – 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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Vineella and Basavaraj – Keep the hunger pangs of the destitute at bay

It is heartening that even in this predominantly “I – Me – Myself” world there are still some good Samaritans who take it upon themselves to do something to alleviate the sufferings of fellow human beings. Vineela Diana and Basavaraj Katti, the young husband-wife duo are doing just this within their own modest capability. They have made it their mission …

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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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Fishking brings quality seafood to the neighbourhood

No more visits’ to the crowded fish market – no messy bags with fish – no wastage due to scaling and cleaning – Export quality and hygiene standards – all this at Fish King at Anand Towers, Airport Road near Chicalim Junction. The products are sourced from reputed export processing units that maintain highest standards of cold chain management and …

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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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Nature’s Pride at Khollant

Nestled amidst swaying palms, with a little stream flowing by, birds chirping in the bushes and fields around the place – truly a location that Mother Nature would be proud of. The restaurant Nature’s Pride at Khollant is an ideal getaway for a relaxed dining experience in the lap of nature. The decor and ambience complement the surroundings. This spacious …

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Free cappuccino for Vasco Watch readers at Ruta’s World Café

Ruta’s World Cafe offers Vasco Watch readers a Free cappuccino along with a regular order. To avail of this offer carry along a copy of our Special 14th Anniversary Issue(published on 29/08/2013) . It will certainly be a satisfying experience that will make you go back for more. Elegant, cosy ambience and a menu that’s in a class of its …

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More memories from my childhood by Zoe Rodrigues

The rains this year have been heavier than in the recent past, more like how it used to rain when I was a child. As I travelled on the Vasco-Panjim route recently, it was delightful and very pleasing to the eye to see the greenery all around. Hills covered with wild shrubs, long trailing green creepers everywhere, a patch of …

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The magic of 14

Anniversaries are a time of reflection on the days gone by and celebration of the enrichment gained through more experiences. Every year forward has been another significant rung in the ladder of our climb upwards. Our endeavours to be that catalyst coalescing neighbourhood activities for wholesome benefit has been unrelenting. Garbage or Garba, Antarctic Research or Anganwadi, Gourmet cuisine or …

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Stalled?

Stalled is a word that is gaining notoriety both at the national and local level. Starting from the top – the Parliament seems to specialise in being stalled. The issues that cause the disruption in the proceedings have been diverse and convoluted. But somewhere at the core of it all seems to be either corruption, vested interest or lack of …

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Fresh, Hot Appams?

Yes – it’s available right here in our neighbourhood at Snacks Corner This is a simple story of diligence and hard work. All to keep the home and hearth warm. Rajan Nanu came to Goa in 1970 in search of employment. He initially worked as a helper / assistant for a welder earning a princely sum of Rs.3/- per day. …

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