10 DELICIOUS FOODS TO TRY IN GOA
When in Goa, do try these mouth watering delicacies before you hit the bed for an afternoon siesta. This is truly the Goan way to enjoy a Susegaad Day! Below is a list of Traditional Goan foods enjoyed by travellers visiting Goa over the years, along with suggestions of restaurants that serve
the most authentic version of the same.
Goan Prawn Curry Rice
Goan Prawn curry is a spicy and sour coconut based curry best eaten with the local boiled rice or plain rice, fried fish and kismoor. This curry is a must try.
Restaurants to try – Brancos Panjim, Mum’s Kitchen Panjim, Martin’s Corner Betalbatim, Casa Sarita ITC Cansaulim
Vindaloo is a hot and spicy dish prepared with vinegar and the traditional meat of pork due to the Portuguese influence on the area. Restaurants to try – Longuinhos Bar & Restaurant Margao
MUTTON X ACUTI
The gravy typically used local spices like black pepper, chilli, turmeric, onion, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, etc. The hero was a mildly roasted coconut kernel which is finely grated and lightly toasted. Xacuti or Xacutti is a curry prepared with complex spicing, including white poppy seeds, sliced or grated coconut and large dried red chilies. It is usually prepared with chicken or lamb. It is also known as chacuti in Portuguese.
This is a Goan masala sweet, spicy and tangy prepared from chillies, garlic, JAGGERY, sugar, roasted onion, tamarind and spices. The pomfret is stuffed with this masala and coated with semolina, breadcrumbs or just fried plain.
The meaning of Ambot is sour and tik is spicy in portugese and here comes another portugese influenced delicious dish from Goa, made with fish that has less bones like the shark. This curry is best eaten with plain rice.
Cafreal is a spicy chicken preparation consumed widely in the Indian state of Goa. The preparation originated from the Portuguese colonies in the African continent. … Chicken Cafreal is always made from whole chicken legs, flavoured with the spices and herbs mentioned and then shallow fried.
Prawn Balchao is a fiery dish from Goa (in coastal western India) which is almost like a pickle. Do as the Goans do and serve it with hot plain boiled rice.
Ros omelette, also known as ras omelette, is a snack and street food in Goan cuisine. Ros means “gravy” in Konkani. It is a spicy gravy of either chicken or chickpeas, which is often similar to xacuti . The hot ros is poured over the freshly fried omelette and served with Goan bread.
Ros omelette is traditionally sold by food carts lined across the various towns of Goa. These carts start dispensing the same early evenings and continue to serve them after midnight
Goan Red Rice is an exquisite tasting rice from the coastal state of Goa, specially milled to leave distinctive red streaks that give it its name.
Its unique firm texture and slightly nutty grains make it ideal with coconut milk based curries.