There are many factors that made Goa evolve from a humble coastal tourist location to the 'Rome of the East'. Goa is where the east meets the west. Being a Portuguese colony for several centuries, Goa witnessed various ethnic groups sowing seeds in its soil and hence, possesses a diverse culture. The cuisine of Goa also bears this diversity.
The culinary traditions of this coastal state are highly inspired from that of the Occident. Just the way a delicious curry is made using various spices and ingredients, Goan cuisine is a melting pot of various culinary traditions.
Goan prawns curry
Spicy and tangy, the Goan prawns curry blends beautifully with the sweetness of the coconut milk, making it an irresistible treat. It is a must try dish from the coastal land.
It is a sumptuous dessert layered with egg yolk and coconut milk. This rich Portuguese dish is served as a delicacy during weddings feasts and Christmas celebrations in Goa. In the olden days, bebinca was made in a 'dhond’, a huge earthenware pot, and was cooked slowly over wooden fire with coal on the lid of the vessel.
This fiery hot pork curry is synonymous with Goan cuisine. Pork pieces are marinated with a spicy mix overnight before cooking the vindaloo. Like pickle, Vindaloo can be kept for many days without refrigeration.
In the breezy Goan times, the Beef Assado would make for a great dish to savor. On a vacation? All the more perfect!
The Serradura is essentially a Portuguese dessert that is made using simple ingredients with no elaborate procedures. The Goan kitchens adopted the dish, making it one of the most sought after dishes in the tourist state.