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Bebinca com gelado.jpg
Bebinca with ice cream
Alternative name(s) Bibik
Type Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Goa
Main ingredient(s) Flour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), coconut milk, egg yolk
Goan bebinca in Lisbon, Portugal

Bebinca, also known as bibik or bebinka, is a type of pudding and a traditional Goan dessert. Traditional Bebinca has 16 layers, but you can make as many as you like. The ingredients include plain flour, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), egg yolk, coconut milk and almond slivers to garnish. [1] [2]

The dessert has to be baked in layers and traditionally has 7 layers. The dessert is very common in Goan cuisine. In Portugal and Mozambique, it is also a common dessert in Goan restaurants. Bebinca is served warm with cold ice cream.[3] It is also easily available to carry and preserve for a long time or eaten fresh.

Bebinca was also adopted as a typhoon name in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, contributed by Macau.[4]

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  1. ^ Banerji, Chitrita (2010). Eating India: Exploring the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 1408820544. 
  2. ^ Petrina Verma Sarkar. "Bebinca (layered Goan pudding)". Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bebinca - Culinary Encylopedia". Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tropical Storm Bebinca lessens threat to Philippines, veers north toward Japan". 10/4/2006. Retrieved January 6, 2011.