My mum would often make a Reichado masala. Reichado masala is a variation of the goan sorpotel masala. This masala is a big help for busy people which has a good balance of flavours.(versatile and handy) This masala is addictive specially if you ❤ spice, which most Goans do. Most Goan houses have their own version of reichado masala. I’m sharing my mum’s recipe:


  1. 9 red chillies (bedki and kashmir chillies mixed)
  2. 1 tsp cumin
  3. 1/2 a pod garlic (preferably Indian)
  4. 1″ ginger (preferably Indian)
  5. 9 cloves
  6. 1 1/2″ cinnamon sticks
  7. 7 peppercorns
  8. 1 small lemon size tamarind ball soaked in water.
  9. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1 tsp salt
  11. 1 tbs jaggery grated (Goan cane jaggery)
  12. 2 tbs oil
  13. 2 tbs. Vinegar (Goan toddy vinegar
  14. Water as required

Grind ingredients (1-7) in a mixer with enough water to make a nice masala paste for 2-3 times. Now add the soaked tamarind and grind again twice. Remove the ground masala into a bowl. Add a little water to the mixer, wash and remove in another bowl.

Now in a non-stick vessel add oil. Add the ground masala and fry. Add the turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add the masala water and cover and fry. Add jaggery and vinegar. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. The masala will become dark and thick. Switch off the gas. Let it cool. Remove and store in a clean bottle to use when required

Note: Photo edited on 27/01/2018


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