You'll love the exotic flavors of India as you enjoy this Veg Sorak Curry, rich with fragrant spices, brought to by Helene of Masala Herb.
I hope you enjoy this Authentic Indian Veg Sorak Curry Recipe that my friend Masala Herb has shared.
I am Helene, 24 years old, originally from Austria/France, residing with my husband at the moment in Goa, India.
What actually inspired me in my cooking are all the fabulous spices and herbs in this world. To me, they are the stars of all the ingredients because of the various ways one can use them. Without them, food would taste so boring and plain!
Living in India taught me so much about food and the way it is prepared. I had a serious problem at the beginning with the spice blend bombs in food dishes; I just couldn’t enjoy Indian food! With time I discovered that one should never say no and that even my tastes could lead to craving a good homemade curry.
Especially Goan food culture intrigued me at the beginning. Goa is a small coastal state in India which used to be a Portuguese colony and later a Hippie paradise. The European influenced the local food scene by importing ingredients such as Cashews and by using Vinegar in their cooking. The dish’s flavors are smoother and not that pungent hot as other Indian recipes are. It was the perfect start of newfound food love. Interestingly many foreigners around here agree!
That’s why I came to the conclusion of sharing a traditional Goan Veg Curry with you all. The world needs to know how beautiful Indian food culture is! In Konkani (Goan language) it is called Sorak and it is mostly served in the dark monsoon months when it is storming and raining buckets outside. Usually, Goan Curries are known to include fresh fish, but the rains make it impossible for the fisherman to go out into the sea, so fish is scarce in that particular time of the year. That’s how the Veg Sorak gained popularity, locals love it including me!
You can serve this Curry with either rice or chapattis (Indian flatbread). When served with chapatti it is cooked with less liquid, so that you can spoon it up easier. For that reason, I am sharing both versions with you all, so that no confusion arises. If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like this Palek Paneer Recipe.
I made a new friend while clicking the pics for the curry and chapattis. AR. Rahman was playing and the white paradise bird seemed to like the music because he was hanging around for an hour at least. None of us has ever seen such a gorgeous bird before!