How to make Khatkhata -

A Goan speciality – a medley of vegetables cooked with toovar dal and coconut masala. A Goan speciality – a medley of vegetables cooked with toovar dal and coconut masala. A Konkani recipe of mixed vegetables with coconut and lentils (tur dal). A varied mix of fresh veggies like pumpkin, green beans, drumsticks along with corn cob make this coconut curry a relish.

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Corn corb (भुट्टा )

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Nadur Bamchunth Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart Five Spice Tofu Vratwale Aloo


Khatkhata Recipe Card


Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Khatkhata Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) cooked 1 cup

  • Corn corb cut into 2 inch pieces 1

  • Carrot roughly chopped ½

  • Tendli ends cut 8-10

  • French beans cut into pieces 8-10

  • Pumpkin cubed ½ cup

  • Colocassia (arbi) peeled and cubed 2-3

  • Raw banana peeled and cubed 1

  • Yam cubed ½ cup

  • Sweet potato peeled and cubed 1

  • Fresh coconut grated ½ cup

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon

  • Triphal 7-8

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut oil to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add dal, corn pieces, carrot, tendli, French beans and mix well. Add ½ cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add pumpkin, colocasia, raw bananas, yam and sweet potato and mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Grind together coconut and tamarind pulp into a fine paste with water as required.

Step 4

Discard seeds of triphal and soak in water for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5

Add ground paste to the pan and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Add jaggery and triphal and mix well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Drizzle coconut oil on top and serve hot.

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