Food in Goa: Given that Goa is located on the west coast of India near the Arabian Sea, its dishes are famous for their spices and flavors. The two main dishes in Goa are rice and fish curry. Most dishes call for coconut, rice, fish, pork, beef and local spices like kokum. Main ingredients in Goan cuisine are fish and seafood such as shark, tuna, pomfret and mackerel. Goa was a Portuguese colony until 1961. As a result, Portuguese cuisine had a major influence there.
Every Goan eats Goan fish curry, also known as ziti kodi, as part of their daily diet, making it a popular Goan dish. Goan fish curry with coconut is very spicy. Using raw mango adds extra acidity to the dish. The main ingredients of the dish are a large pomfret and raw mango. You can also use kingfish instead of pompano. This Goan food is also served with rice.
Kefrel Chicken is a mouth-watering dish with its green color and spicy taste. Chicken seasoning is prepared by grinding green chilies, herbs and various spices together. Then the chicken is mixed with this spice and cooked. A side dish is not required to be served with this Goan dish, but a salad can be.
Vin comes from the word vinegar, while “ahlo” is the Portuguese word for garlic. According to some, the original name of this Goan dish was vindaloo, but people came to call it vindaloo because it contains aloo (aloo means potato). This dish includes pork, onion, garlic, black pepper, vinegar and other spices. Chillies and other spices are used to make the masala, which is then mixed with the meat and vinegar. Store this mixture overnight. Then onions and other herbs are added to the food.
The main ingredients in Chicken Zukoti are red Kashmiri chillies and poppy seeds. This is another famous Goan dish with Portuguese influence. Chicken, potatoes, onions, coconut, chilies and other spices are the main ingredients in Goan curries. Kashmiri chilies are especially used because they add intense flavor and color to food. It is one of the most favorite foods of Goa.
Ambot Tuck is a Goan cuisine with Portuguese influence. “Ambot” indicates sourness, and “tick” indicates heat. The food is spiced with Kashmiri red chilies, and made sour with kokum (garcinia indica). Chopped shark fish mixed with spices, onions and tomatoes.
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