Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe

Goan specialty made with bimbla - a cucumber resembling vegetable

Pooja Nadkarni
Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe
143 ratings.

Bimbla Raita also known as Bimbla Sasav in Goa is a very simple sweet and sour condiment goes well with Indian Vegetarian lunch. This can be enjoyed as an Indian dip too. Main ingredient in this recipe is called Bimbla, which is a fruit of a tree called cucumber tree or tree sorrel. This is a tasty vegetable that is also eaten raw in Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Goa, as well as included in recipes like pickles and salads.

Serve Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe as a side dish along with Feijoada Recipe (Spicy Goan Black Eyed Peas Stew), pav, or phulka and steamed rice.

If you like this recipe, try more recipes like

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  2. Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Recipe (Cauliflower Yogurt Salad)
  3. Palak Raita Recipe (Spinach Yogurt Salad)


Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Tadka Pan (Seasoning Pan)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

5 M

Total in

15 M


4 Servings


  • 6 Bimbla (Bilimbi)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 20 Grams Jaggery
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe

  1. To begin making Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe, 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.

  2. 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.

  3. In the same pan, a bit of oil and fry green chillies for a few seconds and keep aside. Roast mustard seeds in the same pan and keep aside. 

  4. Take toasted coconut, green chillies 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. 

  5. Now add in boiled bimbla and grind for few seconds till it is nicely mixed and mushy.

  6. Serve Goan Style Bimblanche Sasav Recipe as a side dish along with Feijoada Recipe (Spicy Goan Black Eyed Peas Stew), pav, and steamed rice.

Last Modified On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 16:06
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