Monday, 4 March 2013


Here is the Goan recipe for the day 2 of BM. Today its going to be a real busy day for me as I will be going out to pick up wall paintings & some other decorative stuff for our new home. So I decided to make these in the morning itself while my son is asleep. I was really looking for something easy & healthy in Goan. I was happy to see that this recipe dint call for butter or more ghee. I have added only 1 Tbsp Ghee:) I really loved making these as they were very easy. Since I was so impatient to wait for this dough to rest for 8 hours, I made some within an hour. I still have some more dough resting in the fridge & I plan to bake them later in the evening.

Ingredients :

1 cup grated Fresh Coconut
1cup Rawa (Semolina)
1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp. Ghee (Clarified Butter)
3 tbsps. Maida (Refined Flour)
1 level tsp. Baking Powder
3 Eggs
1/2 Tspn cardamom powder
A pinch of Salt
½ cup Water for the Sugar Syrup
¼ cup Water for grinding the scraped Coconut

  1. First, grind the freshly grated coconut with ¼ cup of water in a mixer to a paste. Keep aside to be used later.
  2. Dissolve sugar in a large Pan& prepare a thick sugar syrup by heating sugar on a low flame with ½ cup of water. This will take about 5 mins
  3. Add dry roasted rawa (semolina) to the syrup & stir well.
  4. To this, then add the coconut paste, salt, cardamom powder & ghee. Stir well to combine.
  5. Cook till well blended & thick. Take if off the heat & let it cool completely.
  6. Now according to actual recipe, every one had mentioned to rest this in the fridge for 8 hours. & than add in the egg yoks & beaten egg white at the end. But I rested it in the freezer for an hour.
  7. Add in the egg yolks, Flour, baking powder & mix this well.
  8. Now make small balls or any shape you want. You might need some flour to roll them into shape as these will be a lill sticky.
  9. Finally Bake these at 200 degree for about 20 mins.
  • I have never tasted Bolinhas, so dont know how it should actually taste. But this one tasted very nice. It was crisp out & a lill soft inside.It was a mix of cookies & cake
  • I came accross Hildas blog while researching for Goan recipes. She has an amazing space & you must go there to get the actual traditinal way to make these. click here to check her site
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  1. Bolinhas looks very prefect for evening snacks,i dont bother to grab some and munch rite now.

  2. Lovely recipe. Can these be made eggless?

  3. Good luck with your shopping for your house :). Bolinhas look great. I love how you have styled it (on top of an inverted cup), beautiful click!

  4. I can see why couldn't wait for 8 hours for them to rest!!! They look awesome!!! Do tell us how the rested dough tasted!!! :)

  5. I made these few months back. Yours look so nice and golden.

  6. These are perfect for tea time snack. Do we need to check for sugar syrup consistency.

  7. This is such a new recipe to me and looks so good. Loved the picture

  8. very new recipe to me too ! I loved the picture with the upside down coffee mug :-) What a clever Idea :)

  9. Very pretty click and the recipe sounds update us on what happened with the dough that's still resting..:)

  10. lovely the recipe too

  11. Very interesting cookies. The procedure is also very new to me. Looks good...

  12. Good one! Hey I like how placed the cookies on an inverted cup!

  13. Wonderful evening snack. Love the presentation too

  14. oh the cute picture with the bolinhas on inverted cup - so cute!!!
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  15. very different cookie recipe. Never made or eaten a cookie like this before. Would love to try this and also love your captures. Very inviting!

  16. Probably I never try them because of the eggs but the cookies and presentation are lovely. :)

  17. Very interesting Goan cookies.. They look yumm!!


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