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Doce de grão (Goan Chonya Doce)

Namita Tiwari
180 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Doce de grão (Goan Chonya Doce) RECIPE

Doce de grão is a popular Goan sweet. It is prepared during Christmas, festivities, celebrations and special occasions like marriage. It is a soft fudgy sweet with lovely flavors of coconut and cardamom. It is a healthy sweet that can be made in advance, stored and savoured as and when you like it.

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Christmas
  • Goa
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 250 grams chana dal (split bengal gram)
  2. 200 grams desiccated coconut
  3. 450 grams granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  5. 1 and 1/2 tablespoon ghee
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Clean the chana dal and soak it in water for 3 to 4 hours. After this time, drain and keep aside.
  2. Add just enough water to cover the dal and pressure cook till its tender. Then let it cool to a room temperature.
  3. Grind the dal into a fine, smooth and thick paste.
  4. Transfer this paste into a thick bottom steel wok. Add the coconut, sugar and salt and cook on a medium heat.
  5. Keep stirring continuously. The mixture will be thin initially but as it cooks, it will start thickening. The mixture will bubble and splutter. A ladle with long handle will be convenient for stirring.
  6. The mixture will keep thickening and requires constant and vigorous stirring till it leaves the sides of the wok. Soon it will become quite dry and come together as a ball. Add the ghee and powdered cardamom and give it a good final stir.
  7. Grease a big size tray or a part of kitchen counter. Empty the mixture and roll it out into one inch thick rectangle with a greased rolling pin. Cut into diamond shapes while warm.
  8. Serve when it is cold.

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Ezlinda De Souza
Ezlinda De Souza   Dec-17-2017

Love it

soni rathore
soni rathore   Mar-29-2016

looks delicious. ...

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