Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Sorak is the simple curry known to be made during the monsoon season in Goa, the reasons were discussed in our earlier post on Samarachi Kodi.

Sorak Masala Ingredients:

sorak masala ingredients

6 Kasmiri Chillies knock of the seeds if necessary
1/2 a Ground Coconut
3 Garlic Flakes
½ Teaspoon Cumin seeds
2 Teaspoons Coriander seeds
4 - 5 Pepper corns
½ Teaspoon Haldi powder
A ball of tamarind

Other Ingredients:

other sorak ingredients

1 Slit Green Chilly
2-3 Kokam
1 Onion
1 Small tomato
1 Small Piece of Ginger

Chop the tomato, onions and ginger and put a pan with some oil on the fire.

Blend the masala ingredients, though the Kokam is in the picture, please note its not supposed to be ground.

Add a little water to help with the grinding

You can begin sauteing the onions.

When you see them gettin brown, add the tomatoes and stir a little.

Once your tomatoes and onions are sauted, you can add the masala .

Remember to stir fry the masala a little bit and then you can choose to add ether coconut milk or water.

Add a pinch of salt, slit one chilly, deseed if you don't want the spice and add it to the curry.

Add the kokam to the sorak

Stir and bring to a boil, and your Sorak is ready.

As usual, best enjoyed piping hot with rice, dry fish would the accompaniment from the good old days.

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  1. Is there coconut meat in the masala? I think I see it in the picture but not in the ingredients list. Thanks! Angela

    1. Yes Angela, I added it to the Ingredients :)

  2. Tried dis last sunday..... my mom jus luved it... Thanx 4 sum respite in 'Adhik Bhadrapad'.... :-)) Thanx a ton Clyd.... god bless.... Thanx to d chef....

    Navi Mumbai

  3. Lovely.. Please add Coconut in the list of ingredients.

  4. HI there,

    i would like to know if this recipe is an olden style of preapring the curry or new... i would like to know the olden style exctly i remember my granny used to boil the curry after fryin tomatoes and chilli and add the chopped onions later, more over i saw tat she used to salt the chopped oinions and keep aside b4 doing that... wateva she did it tasted awesome she past away while i was abroad no one really knows the recipe .. we tried alot but it dsn't really taste's the same.. :(

  5. I tried this a few days ago (first dish that I have ever cooked) and it was simply exquisite! Never been so please with myself. Thanks to you!!!

  6. I jus love the dishes u guys make. It's soo awesome. I try a new dish evrythin... i used to hate cooking.. i jus love it now.. Love to ur mom for the amazing food that she makes. Thanks a ton ��

    1. Thanks for the appreciation Marilyn helps bring a warm smile to our faces :)

  7. Great dish but I also think you have missed on the ginger which is not on the ingredients list..:)

    I love sorak and your receipe is amazing.


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