Also known as Atol (Feer/Fir in Bardes area) and Vonn. Godshem literally means “Sweet”. It is a Goan sweet also called Rice Cake / Pudding. It’s Goan traditional sweet that evokes the ‘drooling’ effect after every bite. It’s a great preparation to be laid out for celebrations, It includes preparation with various of ingredients like rice, coconut milk, dal, fresh turmeric leaves and the aroma in whole house and I m speechless, nut, jaggery/sugar & ghee. It’s sweetness is derived from the unique pyramid shaped of Goan jaggery.
- 1 Cup Rice (Red Indian Rice / Matta Rice)
- 1/4 Cup Chana Dal
- 1 1/4 Cup – Grated coconut/coconut milk.
- 1 triangle Goa Jaggery grated / 250 gram. (as required)
- 2 Fresh Turmeric Leave
- 1 tbsp. Cardamon powder.
- Salt A pinch
Soak the Rice and Dal overnight, and the next day take a deep pot to add the rice, chana dal, salt along with coconut milk and cook on a slow flame, till it becomes soft.
Once the rice and dal cook and softened add the jaggery and fresh turmeric leave, then stir it, check the sweetness if required more can add more jaggery, now add the cardamom, and check the salt, & make sure it does not stick to the bottom of the pot, stir it until it is thickened and close the flame.
Take a plate grease with some ghee and pour the godshem / rice cake over and make smooth and flatten and let it cool completely. Then cut into desired pieces & relish with black tea.
You can also make this godshem also like liquid as well.
If you are in india do use the fresh turmeric leave and see the aroma in the whole house I m speechless.
Can also relish this godshem chilled or normal as well., can kept in a refrigerator for 3 to 4 day (but ma home vanish in no time).
(Needs Grammar Edit – GB)