A coastal state in India that has a diverse and unique cuisine that is heavily influenced by its Portuguese colonial history and the coastal location. Here are some popular food items that you can try:
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The food and cheap alcohol also add to the appeal of India’s smallest state. Here are some of the must eat foods when in the state.
Goa Ros omlette –
The chicken curry with omlette served with bread is a breakfast special while in the state. The local delicacy is available at most small outlets across the state. This is a must eat. A popular breakfast item it consists of an omelette served with bread and spicy chicken or beef curry.
This spicy prawn pickle is prepared by marinating prawns in a thick and tangy sauce made with a blend of Goan spices, vinegar, and red chilies.
Goan Pork Vindaloo:
A fiery and tangy curry made with pork, vinegar, and a mix of spices including red chilies, garlic, and ginger. It is traditionally served with rice or bread.
Goan Fish Curry:
This is a quintessential Goan dish made with a tangy and spicy coconut-based curry, traditionally prepared with local fish like pomfret, kingfish, or mackerel.
Patal bhaji –
A coconut curry with chana or pulses and potatoes is an authentic vegetarian breakfast. Even non-vegetarians will love this dish served with bread or puris.
Beef dishes –
The state is a haven for beef lovers for different types of beef dishes. The roast, beef rolls, beef curry, etc are all authentically made.
Pork dishes –
Another must eat while in the state are pork roast, Goan sausages, pork chilly, ham, bacon, etc. The preparation of pork is very tasty.
The traditional Goan bread is probably the reason why Goans get their famous “paowala” nickname. The bread looks like a round loaf and is eaten with curry, jam, butter or even the Goan sausages. This bread now to keep up with the modern times even comes in multi-grain variety. The famous sound of the breadman’s horn as he gets bread across the villages resounds. Even local bakeries across the state sell poie.
Being a coastal state, the fish dishes in the state are a must eat. The fish thalis are very economical and the perfect meal. The Goan fish thali is the speciality of the place. Also a seafood the squids in the state are very tasty. Oysters, mussels and lobsters are also very well made and tasty. These fish are rarely found elsewhere.
English breakfast –
A regularly found in the state are the English breakfast are eggs, baked beans, bacon, ham, sausages, cereal, etc are served for the many foreigners who visit the state.
A flavorful and aromatic curry made with chicken, mutton, or prawns. It is prepared with a blend of roasted spices, coconut, and tamarind pulp.
These spicy sausages are a popular meat preparation in Goa. They are made with pork, spices, vinegar, and marinated for a few days before being cooked.
The multiple layer dessert is a delicacy served with ice cream or plain. A highlight dish, this is a suggested after meal dish. A rich and layered dessert made with coconut milk, eggs, and flour. It has a distinct taste and is often served during festive occasions.
A must eat dessert in the state, this baked dish which is Portuguese in nature is similar to a custard and is very tasty.
The local fish, beef and prawn cutlets are very tasty and a must eat when in the state. The road side village stalls sell these along with choris pao, burgers, pattice, etc.
A delicacy made with chicken marinated in a mix of cilantro, vinegar, spices, and green chilies. It is then pan-fried or grilled to perfection.
A spicy and tangy pork dish cooked with a blend of spices, vinegar, and pig’s blood. It is usually served with sannas (Goan-style rice cakes) or bread.
These are just a few of the delicious dishes that you can try. The state offers a wide range of cuisine that caters to various tastes and preferences, making it a paradise for food lovers.