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Vinegar does its work quietly, subtly enhancing the flavours of Goan dishes. Meet Maria Carvalho from Margao who makes authentic toddy and pineapple vinegar in her home. Goan cuisine is pretty much incomplete without vinegar to add that sour flavour that is so famously associated with its food. Vinegar has been around longer than we realize. In Goa, vinegar made from toddy is most popular and Goan food bereft of this important ingredient makes it incomplete. One can usually procure this chef's secret helper in the market place where the women sell it in conspicuous looking, used alcohol bottles. When…
Fish Recheado - This dish is another Portuguese influenced dish. Recheado means stuffing in Portuguese. For this dish, a whole fish is slit down in the side and is stuffed with a spicy red paste made of red chillies, tamarind, peppercorns, cumin, garlic and vinegar. It is then shallow fried. The dish is usually made with mackerel or pomfret. This dish is also very popular in Goa.
Prawn Balchao - Balchao is another popular dish in Goa. It was brought to Goa by the Portuguese. Even fish can be made in this style. Balchao is actually a cooking technique which is similar to pickling. In this technique the fish or prawn is cooked in a deep red tangy sauce, spices and oil. The dish once prepared is stored in bottles and is eaten as an accompaniment.
Goa is very famous for its exquisite cuisine. Goan cuisine is an interesting blend of varied influences because of the long ruling period of the Portuguese, Hindu rulers and Muslim rulers. You have lots of shacks and restaurants in Goa that serve great dishes. The cuisine in Goa mainly comprises of meat such as Pork, Beef and Chicken. Seafood is also very famous in Goa. Popular fishes available here are pomfret, mackerel, tuna, shark and doumer. You can also find some amazing, prawns, shrimps, crabs and lobsters here. All of it is cooked in spices and coconut milk, giving a…
Goa is very famous for its exquisite cuisine. Goan cuisine is an interesting blend of varied influences because of the long ruling period of the Portuguese, Hindu rulers and Muslim rulers. You have lots of shacks and restaurants in Goa that serve great dishes. The cuisine in Goa mainly comprises of meat such as Pork, Beef and Chicken. Seafood is also very famous in Goa. Popular fishes available here are pomfret, mackerel, tuna, shark and doumer. You can also find some amazing prawns, shrimps, crabs and lobsters here. All of it is cooked in spices and coconut milk, giving a…
Goa Food – It’s all about Flavors and Taste.Whether you're a fan of shoreline shacks, riverside restaurants, tree house tables or candlelit cliff-top dining, Goa has a really eclectic variety of places to put your beach tote down and get your fingers greasy. The Goan identity is rooted, among other things, in deep enjoyment of food and drink.The basic components of Goan cooking are, not surprisingly, local products. The claim that every part of the coconut is used for something is not an idle one. Coconut oil, milk and grated coconut flesh flavor many dishes, while toddy, the sap from…