Tikshye Fov
October 20, 2015

Diwali is all about different types of flat rice in Goa. Tikshye Fov is a famous Goan sweet savory snack made during Diwali.

Cuisine Goan
Course Snacks
Serves 15
Method Slow-cook
Difficulty Hard
Cook Time 1   hour(s)
  • Cuisine Goan
  • Course Snacks
  • Serves 15
  • Method Slow-cook
  • Difficulty Hard
  • Cook Time 1   hour(s)
thick flat rice or fov
2/3   cup
roasted channa dal
1/2   cup
roasted and peeled peanuts
1/2   cup
sesame seeds
1/4   cup
dry desiccated coconut
1/2   cup
1/2   teaspoon
1/2   teaspoon
chikkiche godh or sticky jaggery
1/4   kilogram
methi or fenugreek seeds
1/4   teaspoon
black pepper corns
1/2   teaspoon
dry red chilies
green chilies
raw asafetida
5   grams
oil for frying
2   cup
lemon juice

1. Heat oil. Once hot add the flat rice and fry till puffed. Remove on a paper towel to soak extra oil.

2. In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil. Fry the dry red chilies. Next fry the black pepper corn, methi and raw asafetida or shankar chaap hing. If you don't get raw asafetida use powdered form.

3. With 1/4 cup water make into a fine paste. In a vessel heat 1 tablespoon oil and add the green chilies.

4. Fry till slightly brown. Reduce the flame to a simmer. Add in the chikki godh or sticky jaggery. Unfortunately you need this special kind of jaggery which you get in Goa to make this dish and it cannot be replaced with regular jaggery. Stir occasionally. Once all the jaggery has melted, add in the ground masala paste.

5. Add in turmeric and salt. Cook for around 20-30 minutes.

6. Make into a sticky paste. In a plate take some water and pour a few drops. The jaggery should form into a ball and not dissolve in the water. Add juice of half a lemon.

7. Add in the dry desiccated coconut. Cook for a few minutes. Add in the sesame seeds, roasted chana dal and roasted peanuts that have been peeled.

8. Add in the fried puffed rice as well.

9. Mix everything well. Let it cool and store in an air tight container. This will store for approximately one month.