The cuisine of Goa is so unique in many ways. It still traces its humble Indian (Hindu origins), and highly influenced by Portuguese style. About four hundred years of Portuguese colonization and prolonged Mughal (Islam) rule has changed the cuisine in an incredible fashion. So, here you go…my humble take on the touch of our spices with Portuguese methods of cooking.
- Steamed Rice
- Fried King Fish
- Crab Curry
- Chicken Cafreal (Goan Green Chicken Curry)
- Prawn Balchao (Shrimps Pickle)
- Bhindi Bhaaji
- Mixed Vegetable Salad
- Dose de Grao ( Lentil’s Burfi)
Note The actual Portuguese touch comes from their heavy usage of garlic, white wine and vinegar. Otherwise…its pretty much quite Indian style in using many fresh herbs, spices, coconuts and lots of sea food items.