16 Jan 2011

Caldo and Bolinihas de Queijo....A Goan Special

           This special dish is a wedding special. Infact no wedding buffet or wedding celebration is complete without this soup on the menu. We all know that the goan cuisine has a heavy influence of the Portugese and this dish is no exception. It is prepared in the same traditional fashion till date.

         This soup is so simple yet so delicious. When I went through the recipe I was not sure how the dish would turn up as the ingredients are few and simple. To my surprise the soup was very tasty. It was mild yet with the salty taste of the cheese hitting your palatte now and then...it was wonderful.

For the Caldo:
Chicken [boneless] : 100gms.
Water : 500ml.
Chicken stock cubes : 2.
Milk: 150ml.
Corn flour: 2 tsp.
Cheddar cheese [grated]: 4-5 tbsp.
Salt : to taste.
Pepper : to taste.

1. Chop the chicken into bit size pieces.
2.Boil the water with the stock cubes.
3.Add the chicken pieces and simmer for 10-12 mins.
4.Add the milk and simmer for 3-4 mins.
5.Dilute the cornflour in 2 tbsp of water and add to the simmering soup.

6.Simmer for 5 mins and put off the flame.
7.Add salt and pepper as per your taste.
8.Serve hot in individual bowls topped with a tbsp of grated cheddar cheese along with Bolinhas de Queijo.

Bolinhas de Queijo.

This chewy floury balls are the prefect accompaniment for the soup. These are easy to prepare and keep well for 4-5 days if stored in an air-tight container.

All purpose flour: 100 gms.
Melted butter: 2 tbsp.
Salt:1/2 tsp.
Oil: required for frying.

1.Mix the flour, butter and salt with a little water to form a smooth dough.
2.Cover with a damp cloth and rest for 1-2 hrs.
3.Make marble sized balls and fry in hot oil until golden on all sides.

Note: I used 2 cubes of Knorr chicken stock cubes for the stock and medium cheddar cheese variety for the tangy cheesy taste.

Entry for the event "Flavours of Goa" and event started by Nayna and guest hosted by Denny .

My blogging buddies: Priya Suresh , Priya Vaasu , Sirvalli , Usha , Veena , PJ , Soumya , Monika , Azeema , Ayeesha , Jay , Gayathri ....simply yummy dishes that are a feast for the eyes too...


Scribbled by Reva.


Simplyfood said...

Beautiful clicks and wonderful recipes perfect for this event.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful

Uma said...

i love Goan Cuisine.. thanks for sharing these!
Thanks for increasing the font size..

Swathi said...

Delicious combo, These are beautiful Goan dishes.

Swathi said...

Delicious combo these beautiful Goan dishes.

Soumya said...

wow...amazing clicks dear...can't take my eyes from those delicious dishes....drooling here....

Usha said...

beautiful pictures and a delicious soup!

aipi said...

Looks colorful and delicious..very new to me! Your presentation is GORGEOUS!!

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vandana rajesh said...

Beautiful pics. A very tempting combo. First time here you have a very nice space indeed.

Priya Suresh said...

Both looks absolutely inviting, feel like grabbing that bowl of yummy soup and finishing rite now..

Pushpa said...

Beautifully presented and delicious goan dishes.

Raks said...

Wow I love the balls very much and the recipe sounds very yummy too! Perfect combo for the cheesy soup!

Srivalli said...

Hey that looks great!

Reva said...

thankyou friends...I am humbled by your kind words...

Meena Thennaapan said...

simply superb

KrithisKitchen said...

So elegant presentation..

calicut hotels said...

Looks colourful...delicious dishes
your blog is really great..I like your style of writing..its really nice..!

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