Christmas Recipe: Pinaca

This is a Goan sweet dish prepared during Christmas. It is very tasty and easy to make.


Ingredients for Pinaca:


  • Brown rice 2cup
  • Goan coconut jaggery 3pc
  • Fennel seeds 1tsp
  • Black pepper 1tsp
  • Ginger powder 1tsp
  • Grated coconut 1cup

Method to make Pinaca:


  • In a pan, roast the brown rice till it turns golden and then grind it into a fine powder.
  • Set aside the remaining ingredients.
  • Grind the Fennel into a fine powder.
  • Put the jaggery in the microwave for 30 seconds so that it softens.
  • Mix the jaggery, grated coconut, fennel, powder, black pepper, and ginger powder. Then add rice flour to the mixture and mix well.
  • Check the texture of the mix if the mixture is a coarse grind it again.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture and roll and lightly dust with rice flour.


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