Monday, July 16, 2012

Bikkanda song(spicy jackseed masala)..a seasonal konkani delicacy

I am here with one more dish which is our family favourite konkani seasonal dish with jackseed.We call it Bikkanda song... Song is a type of dish  in konkani ,which is a spicy dish.In this we use only chilly and tamarind along with coriander and methi for the masala.

Jack seed-2cups
Dry red chillies-8-9
Tamarind-1 big lemon sized ball
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Salt to taste
coconut oil or any veg oil-2tbsp


  • Remove the outer layer of jackseed and then thinly slice all seeds.
  • Now roast chillies with a tsp of coconut oil and keep aside.
  • Same pan roast coriander when its turns to light brown add fenugreek and fry for a second and switch off the gas.
  • Now grind roasted chillies,coriander and fenugreek along with tamarind to smooth paste.
  • In a shallow frying pan add oil and fry onion till they turns to light pink color.
  • Now add sliced jackseeds and salt to taste.Mix it well and add the ground masala and a cup of water.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook on a low flame till jackseed becomes soft and tender.
  • Now open the lid and cook until the dish is semi dry.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal


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