Favorite Curry @ home.
Teflam is ma all time favorite specially prepared curry with coconut is prepared with a spiceberry teflam as called in konkani. Goan people are very much fond of teflam curry even v can use fish specially macreal goes very well alone with dis curry.
Teflam is grown in Goa and our neighbor has a plantation and also available in local goan market. Fresh ones have stronger smell and taste than the dried once.
Fresh teflam are dried, stored and can be used even for a year. The husk is used and seed is discarded of dried teflam.
This is superhit curry @ ma home and love enjoyed more when we grind dis massala on granite stone.
I usually bring ma Teflam stock from goa when i go for holidays before i go to goa my mum dry them and keep ready coz at last moment I alwys forget many things but how can i forget dis magical ingredient. “Teflam”
Category : Goan Cuisine
Coconut grated: 1/2 (medium sized)
Red chillies: 5 (goan red chillies), 2 (bedgi chillies)
(goan red chillies can be replaced by any other spicy chillies)
Dry coriander: 1 tbspn
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tspn
ginger: 1/2 inch
Tamarind pulp: 1 tbspn
Black peppercorns: 2-3
Green chillies: 2
Dried Teflam: 15 (10 if teflams are fresh)
salt to taste.
Grind all the ingredients except green chillies and teflam to a fine paste with little water.
Slit the green chillies vertically, wet teflam and pound a bit.
Add water to the ground masala to make the curry of desired consistency (neither too thick nor too thin).
Add the green chillies. Cook on a medium flame for 10 mins.
Serve with rice.