Goan

Famous for it's distinctive cuisine. Some examples of dishes are the pork vindaloo, spicy sorpotel and the popular Goan fish curry with rice. Goa's tasty coconut and fish based dishes draw in people from all over the world.

Goan food is simple, but most of it is chili hot and spicy. Rice, fish, and coconut are the basic items of a typical Goan dish. Delicacies made from these 3 items can be expected in almost every Goan meal. Crazy about seafood, the Goans find fantastic prawns, lobsters, crabs and pomfrets along the coastline and use them to make a variety of soups, salads, pickles, curries, and fries. Another essential ingredient in Goan cooking is coconut milk made by grating the white flesh of a coconut and soaking it in a cup of warm water.

Goa is not particularly known for its vegetarian dishes. While Hindus like lamb and chicken, Christians prefer pork. However, both prefer fish and seafood to any other meat.

For those with a sweet tooth, Goan cuisine offers the famous bebinca. The extract of coconut milk is added to flour, sugar, and other appetizing ingredients are used to make this delicacy. Other sweets are jaggery flavored fudge called dodol made from palmsap jaggery, rice flour and coconut; the crispy delicate rose-a-coque that are flower-like waffles and can be eaten alone or drenched with cream or honey; the curled and sugared kulkuls spiraled around the tines of forks and deep-fried as Christmas goodies and Easter eggs known as ovos da pascoa.

To wash down the food they drink the locally brewed feni. In the beginning they probably distilled it from the fermented sap of the coconut flowerstalk, but later they made it from the fruit of the cashew tree which was brought over by the Portugues. Though other forms of liquor are available across the state, the Goans are very emotional about their feni.



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