Doce De Grao, Doce De Grao Goan, Doce De Grao Goa, Doce De Grao Recipe, Doce De Grao Goan Recipe:Christmas is nearby so this is special Goan christmas sweets (kuswar) called Doce De Grao Goan - Bengal Gram Sweet. The texture of Doce De Grao Goan is like a fudge! Doce De Grao Goan is a popular dessert across Goa and is made almost throughout the year. Doce De Grao Goan is a portuguese name Doce means the method of preparation with other ingredients. Doce De Grao consists of split bengal gram and fresh grated coconut. Also I am making all the christmas sweets in advance coz I am gearing up for an important event coming soon.

Doce De Grao Goan – Bengal Gram Sweet

by maria updated January 13, 2014

Christmas is nearby so this is special Goan christmas sweets (kuswar) called Doce De Grao Goan – Bengal Gram Sweet. The texture of Doce De Grao Goan is like a fudge! Doce De Grao Goan is a popular dessert across Goa and is made almost throughout the year. Doce De Grao Goan is a portuguese name Doce means the method of preparation with other ingredients. Doce De Grao consists of split bengal gram and fresh grated coconut. Also I am making all the christmas sweets in advance coz I am gearing up for an important event coming soon.

Doce De Grao Goan

There are lot of variations to make Doce De Grao however I have used a healthy version of it. The best part is I haven’t used sugar. So you can call this dessert as sugar free dessert. As the Doce De Grao is a tempting sweet so its better to take care of sugar. So if you using organic raw sugar Or palm jaggery you don’t have to worry much about calories.

Doce De Grao Goan

Even in Mumbai near churches there are stalls who sell Doce De Grao. But when you make this at home the texture and taste is much better. Also it gives you freedom to modify the dish and make as per your preference.

Doce De Grao Goan

But a warning you have to be very patient to make this recipe. So make when you have time on hands. It takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins to make this sweet.

Doce De Grao Goan

Let me not further bore you! Quickly share this recipe with you guys.

Total Time: 20 mins pressure cook+10 mins to make paste+ 1 hour to prepare sweet=1 hr 30 mins

Yields: 30 to 36 pieces also may wary on size and shape

Ingredients:

  1. 150 gms split bengal gram
  2. 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  3. 5 to 6 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) / coconut oil
  4. 1 cup coconut milk
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1.5 cup grated jaggery/palm jaggery Or 2 cups brown sugar/sugar
  7. 1.5 t/s fresh cardamom powder
  8. a pinch of salt
  9. cashews for decoration (optional)

Method:

Pressure cook the chana dal until 5 whistles Or boil chana dal in water until tender.

Doce De Grao Goan

Combine freshly grated coconut and chana dal with all the coconut milk. Grind into a processor until smooth paste is formed. I don’t have pic for this one.Take a heavy bottomed wide mouthed sauce pan. Add ghee and place on low heat.

Doce De Grao Goan

Add jaggery/sugar and water. Cook for 4 to 5 mins.

Doce De Grao Goan

Pour the ground paste. Keep stirring continuously with a spatula/ spoon else it might burn at the bottom.

Doce De Grao Goan

It’s time to add cardamom powder and salt.

Doce De Grao Goan

Continue stirring the mixture unless the water evaporates and starts leaving the edges of the pan.

Doce De Grao Goan

The mixture will thicken at this point switch off the gas. Spread the mixture on a greased plate/dish. Allow the mixture to cool down. Cut into diamond shapes. Garnish with cashewnuts Or almond flakes.

Doce De Grao Goan

Tip:

  • Ensure the heat is on low mode else your mixture will get burnt.
  • Be patient while doing this.
  • Also preferably use a wide mouthed saucepan which will give you better and faster results.

Enjoy Doce De Grao Goan!

Thankyou for stopping by have a great weekend :)

The printable version below:

Doce De Grao Goan – Bengal Gram Sweet

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

30 to 36 pieces

Doce De Grao Goan – Bengal Gram Sweet

Ingredients

  • 150 gms split bengal gram
  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 5 to 6 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) / coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 cup grated jaggery/palm jaggery Or 2 cups brown sugar/sugar
  • 1.5 t/s fresh cardamom powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • cashews for decoration (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook the chana dal until 5 whistles Or boil chana dal in water until tender.
  2. Combine freshly grated coconut and chana dal with all the coconut milk. Grind into a processor until smooth paste is formed. I don't have pic for this one.Take a heavy bottomed wide mouthed sauce pan. Add ghee and place on low heat.
  3. Add jaggery/sugar and water. Cook for 4 to 5 mins.
  4. Pour the ground paste. Keep stirring continuously with a spatula/ spoon else it might burn at the bottom.
  5. It's time to add cardamom powder.
  6. Continue stirring the mixture unless the water evaporates and starts leaving the edges of the pan.
  7. The mixture will thicken at this point switch off the gas. Spread the mixture on a greased plate/dish. Allow the mixture to cool down. Cut into diamond shapes. Garnish with cashewnuts Or almond flakes.
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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

rachel October 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

good yummy

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Madhu October 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

My grandmother often made this and called it chanyachya daalichi kaapa . They were sold in the Mount Mary Fair at Bandra . I had these only when she was alive and was searching for this recipe . Thank you so much for giving it ……….I will be making these soon .

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maria October 15, 2012 at 3:04 am

Madhu I also have eaten a lot of Doce from Mt Mary Bandra and St Michael Church Mahim. You are welcome dear :)

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sunita July 25, 2012 at 4:36 am

Hi Maria

I want to make this, just wanted to confirm that the split bengal gram is Chana Dal or is it different kind of dal.
Take Care

Sunita

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maria July 25, 2012 at 5:47 am

It’s chana dal Sunita :)

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Sarah January 6, 2012 at 3:47 am

A beautiful representation Maria. Thank you so much for the recipe! Will make it soon and let you know how it turns out.

PS: Can you tell me where I can find organic Palm Sugar? Mostly the gur/jaggery in markets is all made with cane sugar. I travel to Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore for work so can buy it at these places.

Thanks a lot.

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maria January 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

Thanks Sarah! give me some time will get information on it and let you know soon…till than take care :)

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maria January 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Hey Sarah,

Sorry for the delay the information I got for you is Cane sugar and Palm Sugar is available in Crawford Market, Godrej Natures Basket and some internet dealers. Hope this helps you. I had got it from one of my friend returning from abroad.

Thanks,
Maria

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Karen December 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hi,

Can i make it with gram flour? Instead of using gram?

Thanks in advance for your reply,

Karen

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maria December 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Hi Karen,

I have never tried with gram flour but the effect and flavor of fresh gram will be much better than using gram flour. I would recommend whole gram instead of gram flour.

Thanks,
Maria

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Xavier November 16, 2011 at 5:06 am

Gotta try this for Xmas. I really regret not pestering my late mum for her goan recipes. Kudos to you for starting and continuously adding recipes to this blog.

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maria November 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

Hey Xavier,

Thanks a ton! ha ha too bad you want to disturb your mom yet I am sorry to hear about her. Thanks buddy :)

Love,
Maria

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Tina@flourtrader November 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

This does look tasty, you have won me over with the picture! The fact that you described as like fudge and it has coconut and cardamon in it is the second plus. The third is the preparation process which is a little bit easier than making fudge. Thanks for sharing this one!

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maria November 14, 2011 at 3:55 am

Hey Tina, Thanks a ton do try this for sure and lemme know how is the coconut+gramflour fudge turned out to be?

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dassana@vegrecipesofindia.com November 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

the sweet looks amazing… it looks soft and i am sure it would be tasting great.

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maria November 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Yeah Dassana it is soft and fudgy… Do try them home!

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