Goa the land of sun, sand and sea brings to you an exclusive Konkan cuisine which consist of natural spices found locally. Rice being the staple food is eaten widely by the locals in the state along with fish and curry. Goa opens you up to try some dishes which you never came across in life. Today we will be discussing few of the most mouthwatering dishes of Goa which is a must to try at your next visit to Goa.
Goan Fish Curry
The signature dish of Goa “Fish Curry Rice” is the most preferred combination that people of Goa prefer. Fish like Mackerel, King fish, Prawns and Pomfret are the major attraction to the tourists.
Make sure you order a fish thali next time you visit Goa.
Rechado means stuffed in Portuguese. It is a combination of spices ground with vinegar and stuffed in fish like Mackerels and fried. Served hot with lime and accompanied with salad.
Don’t miss a chance to grab this one.
Chicken Cafreal originated from the Portuguese colony and hence bears a Portuguese name to it. It is made by marinating chicken in hot spices and fried by using vinegar and rum till it turns tender.
Tantalize your taste buds with Green Gravy of Goa.
This dish is made in Christian households for feasts and special moments. Occasional events are incomplete without sorpotel. After the dish is made it takes 4 to 5 days to taste the best as it needs to be heated for 20 minutes every day. Served with Sannas for best taste.
Scrumptious dish of Goa.
Moongacho Gathi (curried green gram)
A traditional Goan dish made using green grams or moong sprouts. This gravy is prepared by using coconut gravy and few cashew nuts to add flavor. Mostly prepared on occasions such as Ganesh Chaturthi and other festive seasons. It tastes best when accompanied by puri.
The best festive meal.
Alle Belle or you can say the Goan version of pancakes is made of coconut jaggery, Maida and mixed with Cashew nuts. It is very easy to prepare and is had as an evening snack. Each soft bite melts in your mouth and takes you back to the root of Goan culture.
Don’t forget to enjoy the Goan pancake on your visit to Goa.
A coconut cake which is popular with the Goan Bread makers or the “Poder” as they are called locally. The cake is made for special occasional such as Christmas to celebrate the events with family and friends.
Don’t wait too long to get the coconut cake.