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.


17 Responses to Sorak

  1. Newton September 27, 2012 at 7:39 am #

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

  2. Anonymous September 27, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    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. Vanilla-mama September 27, 2012 at 7:39 am #

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

  4. Clyde December 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    More than welcome Akshay!

  5. Clyde December 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Yes Angela, I added it to the Ingredients 🙂

  6. Clyde December 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Hey Newton,


    Thanks 🙂

    • June Reccani October 31, 2018 at 4:24 am #

      Just tried out your recipe and it turned out great. I have been enjoying this goan cuisine for sometime now, replicating most of your dishes. My mum is a goan too and she loves these dishes as they have turned out to be very authentic in taste and look. Thank you Clyde for these quick and easy delicious recipes. I hope many more people will enjoy the true taste of GOA.
      All the very best.

  7. Punk Angel March 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    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.. 🙁

  8. Davion Mascarenhas June 10, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    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!!!

  9. Marilyn Mascarenhas May 7, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    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 ��

  10. Clyde May 7, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Glad to have helped Davion 🙂

  11. Clyde May 7, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    Thanks for the appreciation Marilyn helps bring a warm smile to our faces 🙂

  12. Sharon Mendonza September 1, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    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.

  13. keith January 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm #

    hi,l tried this and it turned out great. i find that lightly frying the ingreaditents for the blend masala enhances the flavour before blending

  14. John May 21, 2019 at 8:47 am #

    Thanks a lot for this recipe. I am gonna try it today.

  15. Steve Fernandes August 25, 2019 at 1:56 am #

    This is a best site I ever found on net regarding goan food . The really needs my salute. Keep up the good work. Some alterations are needed while preparing food . But other then that it’s simply perfect.

  16. Shalom October 2, 2020 at 11:22 pm #

    Hi – can I add pomfret to this?

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