| Goa Cuisines
Goa Cuisines is a perfect blend of influences of
two separate traditions relating to Hinduism and Christianity.
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With its many flavors and taste Goan Cuisine has won
accolades world over. Goa not only mean the famous fish.
Curry and rice which is the staple diet of the people
here but here you will find many recipes in the Goa
Food which are gourmet delights.
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There have been varied influences on the food pattern
of the land with Portuguese rule and also Hindu and
Muslim rule over the land.
Thus all these have gone
in to making Goan style of cooking a unique blend of
curries and spices. Goan Cuisines are particularly spicy as well has a pungent flavor.
Regular diet includes seafood with
use of coconut in varied proportions. Not only that
due to its proximity to Kerala and Maharashtra judicious
use of spices is an integral feature.
The seafood is
widely used in daily meal preparations as well as for
creating a gourmet delight, Ambot-tik , which is prepared with fish or meat.
In the village
areas you will still find food cooked in clay pots on
firewood, in fact the smoky flavor is very much liked
by the people here.
You will get wide variety of non-vegetarian items , like prawn, chicken, sausages, mutton The Portuguese influence in Goan cooking can be seen in dishes like as
Racheiado, in which a whole fish is slit and stuffed with red sauce
Caldeirada , mildly flavored fish cooked in stew
Cabidela Balchao is a unique method of cooking either fish or prawns in a dark red and tangy sauce.As this sauce has preservative qualities , balchao can be cooked in advance and reheated up to four days after preparation
Don't miss while you are at Goa, Sorpotel which is one of the most famous meat dishes. It is prepared from pork, liver, heart and kidney, all of which are cubed and cooked in a thick and very spicy sauce .
Goan Cuisines does not exactly have
much choice for the vegetarian, but sometimes the cooking
styles like xacuti, caldinha etc.
are used in the preparation of vegetables. However,
there mergolho , which is made from
pumpkin and papaya and breadfruit curry .
Most famous sweetmeat in Goa is Bebinco , which
is layers of coconut pancakes. Dodol is
another famous Goan sweet, made with rice flour, coconut
milk, molasses and cashew nuts , its eaten during Christmas
While if we talk of drinks then Feni tops the list , the coconut and palm Feni is known as Toddy.
There is another
variant which is Cashew Feni. One must
mention the all time favorite Pork Vindaloo while describing Cuisine in Goa . Relished by most of the people , this is hot
and spicy braised pork stew.
Goa Cuisines tours lets you get the taste of Goa in its cuisines . South India Tour Travel promises you won't be disappointed.