Bimblanche Sasav – Goan Style

Bimblanche Sasav (Bimbla Raita) is a very simple sweet and sour condiment goes well with Indian Vegetarian lunch. Bimbla, is a fruit of a tree called cucumber tree or tree sorrel. This is a tasty vegetable is also included in recipes like pickles and salads.

Bimblanche Sasav (Bimbla Raita) is served as a side dish along with pav, or phulka and steamed rice.

Bimblanche Sasav – Goan Style

Bimblanche Sasav – Goan Style

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Veg SaladCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 6 Bimbla (Bilimbi)

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh coconut, grated

  • 2 Green Chilies

  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

  • 20 Grams Jaggery

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking oil

  • Salt, to taste


  • Take washed bimbla in a medium saucepan and add about a cup of water. Boil on high heat till they soften up. Do not throw away water, since you can use it for grinding later.
  • Toast coconut in a kadai with a bit of oil on low heat till it is slightly browned. Turn off the flame and transfer to a separate plate for it to cool.
  • In the same pan, a bit of oil and fry green chilies for a few seconds and keep aside. Roast mustard seeds in the same pan and keep aside.
  • Take toasted coconut, green chilies and mustard seeds in the mixer grinder along with jaggery and salt. Add a little water we used for boiling bimbla and grind everything for about a minute. Refrain from adding more water since we need the consistency of the raita to be very thick like coconut chutney.
  • Now add in boiled bimbla and grind for few seconds till it is nicely mixed and mushy.
  • Serve goan style bimblanche sasav with pav, and steamed rice.

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