Goan Forminhas

A charming and elegant appetizer that’s a hidden gem in the treasure trove of Goan culinary delights. In a crispy pastry shell, the filling of boiled fish with onions and tomatoes offers a burst of flavor with every bite. Forminha, which means 'small form' or 'shape' in Portuguese, is a beloved snack at Goan parties and celebrations and embodies the spirit of Goa – a place known for its warm hospitality, vibrant culture, and delicious food. And you can have fun with the presentation as you arrange them elegantly on platters, making them a true feast for the eyes.

"Flavourful fish in crispy tarts"
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serving Size 5
  • ½ Cup Maida
  • 3 tbspGhee
  • Salt to taste
  • 50 gms Boiled Fish    
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Onion        
  • 30 gms Mayonnaise 
  • Coriander
  • Knead the dough using maida, water, and salt, and roll it to a thin sheet. Cut out and place them in the moulds. Bake them at 180 C for 8-10 minutes.
  • For the filling, mash the boiled fish and add the mayonnaise, chopped onions, and tomatoes. Season the filling. Remove the formed dough and fill it with the fish filling.
  • Garnish it with coriander sprig. Serve at room temperature.

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