I've made an Indian Goan sweet called Doce de grao for quite a few years. It has its roots in the Goan Portuguese heritage. It is like a fudge, made with chana dal (grao), coconuts, sugar etc. Since I dont know any Portuguese myself, I was wondering what "doce" means and if it refers to some method of preparation, as in, are there "doces" made with other ingredients.
Also, does such a dish exist in Portuguese cuisine?