oa is known for its amazing beaches and a good vibe, and this western India also offers a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese influences which reflects in their art, architecture and cuisine. Goa is known for its climate also and the tropical climate has influenced the food of Goa.
Goan food is intense in flavours and spices. Mostly they use coconuts, Rice, fish, meat and local spices like kokum. Goa was a Portuguese colony and hence the food is mostly influenced by Portuguese style.
Don’t miss these dishes
Goan fish curry
Fish curry is the staple dish for goan people. This fish curry is made with various spices and coconut. Moreover, they add raw mango to give tangy taste and is served with boiled rice.
Shark Ambot Tik
This dish is made with Portuguese influenced Ambot means sour and tik means spicy only red chillies are used as spice and kokum to make the dish sour. shark fish is diced and served with tomato and onions.
Soro is a Konkani word which means alcohol. Pork and beef or mutton liver are used for this dish. Onions, garlic and the masala prepared are added along with other spices and herbs and is one of the most famous dish to be served as breakfast.
Goan chana ross
Goan Chana Ross is a vegan dish made with dried white peas. In this, the curry is made up of grated coconuts and red chillies and some herbs and served with rice or as a starter with a fine glass of wine
This dish is again a Portuguese style made of poppy seeds and red chillies. it mainly consists of onions, potatoes, chicken, coconut and spices. This is one of the most popular Goan Food.
Onion Rawa fry
This onion semolina fry is a Goan recipe. As the name suggests it is made up of white onions cut in medium size and dipped in Rawa base and then get fried. They are really delicious and is served with chutney .
Goan Pork Vindaloo
This dish was previously called Vindahlo but because of the use of potatoes, people started calling it Vindaloo (aloo means potatoes). The dish consists of pork, onions, chillies, garlic along with Vinegar and other spices.
Sorak is a very simple vegetarian curry made specially in the season of monsoon. It is consist of onion and tomato with spicy masala and is served with steaming rice or dry fish .
This dish is made by dry prawn with coconut, onion and tomato as the main ingredient with various spicy tangy masala with herbs. And coconut milk is added to give flavour and texture. It is served best with hot rice and pickle.
Patolea is a sweet dish that may also be consumed along with tea or coffee . For this dish, Goan red rice is used with tamarind leaves . with a filling of coconut, Goan jaggery, and cardamom stuffed inside the leaves and the leaves are then folded or wrapped and steamed for 20 minutes.
Bebinca is the most loved dessert of goa. It is multilayered cake made up of coconut milk, eggs, sugar and flour. It is more like of pancake but with different style and is served with ice cream.
It is a goan vegetable stew with the combination of toor dal and chana dal with vegetables and coconut paste with red chillies. And is served with rice .
This dish similar to Chicken Xacuti. But the claws of the crab need to be carefully removed and the crabs are then to be boiled before proceeding. Eggs can be added to the curry to make it thicker.
Sannas are the form of idlis. These idlis taste different from normal one, as these idlis have a sweet coconut flavour and are made up of Goan rice. It is commonly served with all dishes.
Perad is a Christmas delicacy. Made up Guava pulp which is cooked with sugar and ghee and form smooth and glossy texture. The mixture is then cooled and cut to pieces. Perad is also called “Guava Cheese”.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and run to Goa and try these delicious dishes.