Goa, the sunny city is famous for its relaxing beaches and late-night parties. The city has a unique and diverse culture that is clearly reflected in the Goan cuisine. The city offers a wide variety of fresh and spicy seafood that is worth trying when you are in the city. The mouthwatering dishes are accompanied by refreshing local drinks that will definitely lift up your spirits. Here is a list of some of the most famous Goan dishes that you must try when you are in the city.
Goan Fish Curry :
Also, known as Xitti Kodi, the fish curry is part of every Goans diet. The dish is known to be quite spicy, mango is also added to the dish in order to give it a tangy flavour and a bit of coconut to mellow down the flavours of the fish. The main ingredients used to cook the fish is Pomfret, however, kingfisher can also be used to cook the dish and it is served along with some rice.
The dish is a perfect example that showcases the influence of the Portuguese on the Goan cooking style. The main ingredients used to cook the dish include onions, potatoes, coconuts and other spices. Kashmiri chillies are also used to give the dish its unique flavour and colour.
Chicken Cafreal :
It is a famous Portuguese fried chicken dish cooked in almost every Goan house. The dish is cooked with a lot of green herbs and spices. Vinegar and rum are also added to the recipe to give it a tangy flavour. The dish has a unique green colour and is exceptionally tender. One can also purchase the Cafreal Chicken masala being sold in the markets.
The name of the dish includes a combination of two Portuguese words Vin and Ahlo. In Portuguese Vin refers to vinegar and Ahlo means potato. The main ingredients of the dish are pork, onion, garlic and other spices. The dish is stored overnight and is fried before being served the next day.
It’s only right to talk about a sweet dish after having discussed so many spicy non-veg dishes. Bebinca is the Goan version of pancakes, the multi-layered cake includes milk, coconut, sugar, eggs and flour. Each layer is baked in the oven and is served along with caramelized sugar.
Goa has something for everyone and especially for the foodies out there. So, next time when you are in the city and are looking for the best place to stay in Goa, then book your stay at Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, one of the best resorts in Goa.