Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Goan Special Khatkhate Recipe For Chovoth


Welcome to the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 in Goa! Get ready to indulge in the traditional Goan dish, Khatkhate, for Chovoth.


Khatkhate is a delicious mixed vegetable stew made with a variety of vegetables, lentils, and coconut milk. It is a must-have dish during the Chovoth festival.


The key to a perfect Khatkhate is the use of fresh and seasonal vegetables. So head to the local market and pick out your favorites for this special occasion.


Start by chopping all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. You can use a mix of pumpkin, yam, raw banana, drumsticks, and any other vegetables of your choice.


In a pot, cook the lentils with some water until they are soft. Then add the chopped vegetables and let them cook for a few minutes.


Next, add some grated coconut, tamarind paste, and a pinch of jaggery for a hint of sweetness. Let the flavors blend together for a few minutes.


Now it's time to add the star ingredient - the Goan spice mix, also known as 'bafat powder'. This gives the Khatkhate its unique and delicious flavor.


Let the Khatkhate simmer for a few more minutes until all the vegetables are cooked and the flavors have infused together.


Serve the Khatkhate hot with some steamed rice or sannas (Goan rice cakes). The combination of the spicy stew and the soft rice is simply irresistible.


Enjoy this Goan special Khatkhate with your loved ones and celebrate the joyous occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. May Lord Ganesha bless you with happiness and prosperity. Happy Chovoth!