By Nmami Agarwal     07-Jun 2018


Pad thai recipe is the epitome of a combination of simple ingredients resulting in a delectable frenzy of flavours. It is fresh, exotic, and juicy that takes no time to prepare. It is a perfect blend of the mouth-watering taste of seafood along with the earthy tones of vegetables. This recipe offers a healthy dosage of proteins and carbohydrates. The addition of veggies makes it crunchy and rich in antioxidants making it a perfect meal.

Calories: 290-310 kcal


  •  60 grams pad thai rice noodles
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 grams bean sprouts
  • 5 grams peas


  •  1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  •  2 cups water
  •  1 tablespoon sriracha
  •  1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  •  5 chopped white mushrooms
  •  1 teaspoon sea salt
  •  1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce


  • 1/3 carrot, julienned
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
  •  ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts
  •  3 teaspoons minced cilantro
  •  Lime wedges, for serving

Cook noodles according to the given packaged instructions in boiling water, Keep an eye to the fact that the noodles doesn;t get overcooked and mushy. Now carefully drain the water and keep it aside.

Toss in the ingredients required for the pad thai sauce in a bowl and whisk them together.

In a wok, heat some coconut oil over medium heat. Add in chopped garlic, and cook until aromatic, for a period of 30-60 seconds. Stir in the noodles and sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, occasionally flipping the noodles while you fry them. Add the peas and the bean sprouts, continuing to cook for 1 minute.

Transfer the cooked noodles into two bowls and top with julienned green onions, roasted peanuts, green onions, carrots, red peppers and cilantro.
Garnish your dish with a few lime wedges. You can also prepare some extra sauce and serve with your noodles, if you like it to be saucy.
Do try this recipe for a fulfilling meal and give your everyday life a delicious twist.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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