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25 October, 2011

Cal de Verde

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We are supposed to go to Catholic wedding today night.
 In Goa a Catholic wedding is called”KaJar” there are nuptials in the church and then a reception in hall. There is  lot of music, dance and food.  Since food will be served late and the kids will be stuffing themselves with soft drinks and snacks served earlier  I wanted  the kids to eat something filling and hot.
You guessed it we had soup! And this is my entry for BM Day #3 Group2!

Goa was ruled by the Portuguese form the year 1505 to 1961. Naturally they have left quite an impression on the Konkani the local language, architecture and food. We have one soup that is quite well known “Cal de Verde”! Meaning Soup of Greens in Portuguese.
 To make this soup you will need
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 onion chopped fine
4 big or 5 medium sized potatoes, peeled & grated
1 veg. maggi cube (optional)
7-8 leaves of palak/spinach, cut in thin strips
1 small grated carrot (optional)
¼ cup grated cheese
1/2 tsp pepper freshly ground
1 tblspn finely diced red and yellow capsicum (optional)
2 green chilies (optional)
1 tsp Oil (or butter)
Method:
1.      In a thick bottomed pan heat the oil and add fry the garlic till crisp.
2.      Add the onion and fry till translucent.
3.      Add 4 -5 cups of   water and bring to a boil.
4.      Add the grated potato. At this point I switched off the gas and dipped the immersion mixer and blended the soup till it was quite smooth.
5.      Boil well.
6.      Just before serving add the palak/spinach, carrot, capsicum, green chilies and grated cheese.
7.      Swirl and serve hot. Today we are having it just plain but you can serve it with toast or garlic bread or   cheese toast.
P.S. All that are marked optional are my additions you can make do without them but are recommended.
Enjoy!!
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0 thoughts on : Cal de Verde

  • October 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Super comforting and filling soup.

  • October 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Very interesting one..thanks for the entry!

  • October 25, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Very healthy and yumm Soup.Luv it.
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  • October 25, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    very comforting indeed!

  • October 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Wow..that's such a refreshing soup..

    Happy Deewali to you and family !

  • October 25, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Lokks yum and just in time too.. before the cold and snow gets to us, this will be good after shovelling inches of snow.
    Love Ash.

  • October 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Just realized you live in Goa when I saw this post. R you konkani too? Love this soup

  • October 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    simply yummy and delicious!…healthy and filling too!

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