Rhomesecrets Recipe: Lagna Shaak (konkani/ Karwari Recipe)
This dish is from Karwar a city from coastal Konkan region, in Karnataka. It is prepared on Wedding day. Although Konkani people are basically non vegetarians. During weddings this vegetarian dish is cooked in homemade masala that is normally used for non vegetarian cooking as a substitute to satisfy taste buds of veg & non-veg food lovers.
I watched my granny cook it during marriage or festivals. During those days a marriage in village would be a collective celebrations and would take place in the courtyard of house. All the expert elderly ladies would be Head Chefs and others would cook under their guidance. Food cooked on chulha in big utensils would give a smoked taste. This dish brings back those lovely memories of unity and togetherness. Now the villages bear deserted look as majority of them have gone to cities for jobs. Marriage or festivals in village bring them together and this special delicacy is cooked.
I am so glad to have the opportunity to cook this at Renaissance Mumbai