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 :)

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Doce De Grao Goan – Bengal Gram Sweet
 
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Serves: 30 to 36 pieces
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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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