Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bibbe Upkari Recipe - Godambi Palya - Awesome Konkani Tender cashewnut Side dish Recipe

This is my all time favorite upkari - the other one being "Tendli - Bibbe Upkari". Konkani love for bibbe or cashews are of epic proportions - "baile jalari vikkun bibbo khata" as my grampa used to say.

In this upkari recipe, tender cashewnuts or "Bibbe" as called in Konkani, are used. Bibbe are available only for a very short duration - sometime before summer starts. This can also be substituted by mature cashew nuts by soaking it in water overnight - but connoisseurs swear by the tender cashew nuts.
Bibbe or tender cashew nutsBibbe Upkari

Serves - 5-6
Preparation - 15 minutes

* 250 numbers - Bibbe (tender cashew nuts)
* 2 tsps - coconut gratings
* 1 tsp - powdered sugar
* 2 - red chillies - for seasoning
* 3 tsp - cooking oil of choice - for seasoning
* 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds - for seasoning

  1. Soak the Bibbe (cashewnuts) in water overnight - in a little water.
  2. Peel the Bibbe (if it has a skin) and gently halve it in the naturally available parting in the center
  3. Heat a pan - add a few spoons of water and the cashews - cover with a lid and cook for about 8-10 minues - until cooked.
  4. In a seperate small pan - heat oil - add the seasoning items - when mustard starts to splutter  - remove this from flame and add to the cooked bibbe
  5. Add the coconut gratings and salt to taste.
  6. Bibbe Upkari is ready... enjoy!
a. Tendli - Bibbe Upkari is prepared in exactly same way - cook the (gently smashed) tendli along with the cashews.
b. Some people are allergic to cashew nuts - always ask your guests. Though I've never met a Konk who is allergic to cashews.


  1. i got tender cashews toaday. saw them first time. looks great .will try it out right away

  2. Can we add 'badam" (almond) to this bebbe upkari by steaming the almond to make it soft ? would it heneance the taste?


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