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Goa Special Food

Posted on: May 11, 2011

The cuisine of Goa is an extraordinary amalgamation of Portuguese and local sensibilities, mainly those of the Saraswat Hindus. The lengthy period of Portuguese rule, besides that of the Muslim and Hindu kingdoms, has left an ineradicable influence on the novel approach of Goan cooking and this has led to an interesting mix of tasty and spicy cuisine.

The staple diet of Goa is fish curry and rice. Unlike the rest of India, most Hindus in Goa eat fish. In the monsoons, when no fresh fish is available, most Goans have very long faces.The other favorite dish is pork, although chicken is a close second. In Goa like many other places in the world, alcohol, for some, is a major problem. The main cause of which is FENI. This is the local drink in Goa, made from either coconut sap or cashew fruit.

Few of the famous Goan Cuisine preparations are Feni, Bebinca, Xacutti, Ambottik, Fish Caldine, Prawns taipei, Sprouted moong ussal. Goan food is simple but most of it is chili hot, spicy, and pungent.

Goans prepare different foods for different occasions – daily consumption, festive (religious and non-religious) occasions, food for the gods, rituals, ancestors, and according to the season. Food for daily consumption consists of rice, curry, fish/vegetables and pickles depending on the economic status. Goans are basically non-vegetarian. Fish is an important item of their diet. But Hindus, unlike their Christian counterparts, are usually vegetarian and do not consume fish and meat (chicken and mutton) during religious festivals.


1 Response to "Goa Special Food"

Goa is beautiful and coolest place in India and most plentiful in foodstuffs. Beaches, blue skies and more palm trees than you could ever imagine. It’s a place where days are added to your memories with lots of fun, adventure and relax.

The highly professional team of travel and tourism Get set Goa promises to deliver the same and is a hallmark of memorable reminisces as its motto reveals.

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