The Konkani people usually have beautiful, smooth, glowing skin. The secret lies in the copious use of coconuts and vegetables in their diet. Did you know that rinsing one’s face with a teaspoonful of coconut water three or four times a day can rid one of pimples and acne? Massaging your body once daily with coconut water can give you smooth, healthy skin. Coconuts help the body keep its immune system in peak condition. Traditionally, the sick and the convalescents were administered tender coconut water for a quicker recovery and rejuvenation. Just imagine the benefits of cooking an array of vegetables in coconut milk and the joy of enjoying delicious valval!
This mild Konkani soup (or should I call it curry?) is the favorite dish of children and adults alike and is served invariably at every marriage feast on banana leaf plates. Enjoy!