Goa is known for a variety of things, including its wonderful seafood cuisines. If you're planning to visit this amazing city, you must know what all you should try there. We've put together a list of dishes that you must taste during your visit to Goa.
1. Prawns Xeque Xeque
Prawns Xeque Xeque is an exotic prawn dish with a unique flavour. Made with excellent juicy prawns in a sumptuous curry, it has mildly spiced yet bold and strong flavours. This delicious seafood meal is made with fresh prawns, coconut milk, tomatoes, chilies, onions, ginger, garlic, and other spices. It is generally eaten with sannas, poee, or dosa.
2. Goan Fish Curry
Goan Fish Curry is the most well-known and popular dish from the state of Goa. The most common fishes used in this cuisine are haddock and tilapia, which are mixed with coconut milk, chilies, and a range of fiery Indian spices. Traditional Goan curry is made with fish that is cooked in a sauce with raw mango pieces. Indulge in delicious Goan fish curry that will well satisfy your seafood cravings.
3. Goan Pork Vindaloo
Goan Pork Vindaloo is a delicious dish that you must have at least once, when in the city. It is prepared in a spicy Indian curry that is influenced by Portuguese cuisine. It has a spicy, tangy finger-licking taste that you can't miss.
Try this delicious dish at least once which will make your eyes water because of its spiciness. It also has some unique flavours and is cooked using fresh local prawns and a vinegar-based curry. This is a particularly multi-cultural cuisine as the Portuguese brought the influence of China back to Goa on their way back to Europe. This spicy seafood from Goa is almost like a pickle. It is usually served with hot, plain boiled rice.
5. Goan Chicken Xacuti
Chicken Xacuti is a lip smacking Goan style chicken dish. It is made by roasting freshly grated coconut and it brings together a variety of spices in a delectable chicken curry. Goan chicken xacuti is a delicious dish that goes well with idli, dosa, and roti. However, it goes especially well with goan pao bread.
6. Goan Sorak Curry
The Goan Sorak Curry is a sweet, spicy, tangy, and tasty vegetarian curry that is usually served during the monsoon season. Goan Sorak is a red curry cooked with coconut, kokum, and a vibrant spice paste created with a variety of Indian spices. It goes well with Goan boiling rice or steamed rice, as well as pickles. Try this tasty curry during the monsoon in Goa and give yourself a flavourful treat.
7. Chicken Cafreal
Chicken Cafreal is a super tasty meal with a flavour you can never forget. This chicken dish originated in a Portuguese colony and hence a Portuguese name. Chicken Cafreal is tender chicken cooked in tangy and spicy thick green coloured gravy made of coriander leaves, spices and much more. The Idea of chicken cafreal dish was inspired by the Mozambique culture and got introduced to Goa eventually.
These are the foods you must have if you want to enjoy the complete Goa experience. Have you ever tried any of these recipes? Which meal piqued your interest the most? Please let us know on our Facebook page.
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