alle - losaNi

alle means ginger and losaNi is garlic in konkani. I dont know the origin of this recipe nor have I eaten this anywhere else other than my home. I grew up knowing this as one of my father’s comfort food. This is a very easy to make affair and is simply lots of cut ginger and garlic fried in ghee and seasoned with black pepper and salt. When this is mixed with steaming hot rice and eaten, it is heavenly and very satisfying not to mention the health benefits of all the ingredients. It is especially good in winters.



  • Chopped garlic - 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped ginger - 2 tablespoons
  • Ghee (clarified butter) - 2 tablespoons
  • Green chillies (optional) - 1
  • Crushed Black pepper - half teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the ghee in a thick bottomed pan and fry all the ingredienst (except salt and pepper) on a low-medium flame.
  • Keep frying till it starts to change color. Add salt and pepper and it is ready to be served.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes.