Goan Fish Curry
Another delicacy of Goa that never fails to amaze is the Chicken Cafreal. A delicious recipe that is prepared with marinating chicken overnight in cafreal, a green paste made from spices. This dish is a gift of the Portuguese influence on Goan cuisine. A trip to Goa is incomplete without this lip-smacking preparation. For chicken lovers, it is heaven. Taste the flavour of cafreal oozed into the chicken. Don’t miss out on one of the best traditional dishes of Goa.
Goan Pork Vindaloo
When in Goa, feast on the delightful Pork Vindaloo that will make you pump with satisfaction. The dish gets its name from ‘vin’, that is short for vinegar and ‘ahlo’, which means garlic in Portuguese. The prominence of potato in Indian dishes transformed the word ahlo into aloo, hence the name Vindaloo. The dish is made from spices and vinegar mixed with pork, onions, chilies and other ingredients.
Chicken Xacuti is the fusion of Kashmiri chilies with chicken that results in an irresistible dish that is part of most Goan households. So much so, that it has even made its way into festivities as a delicacy. Coconut is also a dominant ingredient of this dish and adds a beautiful flavour. This is a popular food in Goa and definitely a must have for tourists.
This spicy and tangy Konkani delicacy uses shark meat because of its relatively large body and a single bone. The name of this dish comes from ‘ambot’, which means sour and ‘tik’, which means spicy. Coconut, which is used in most of the Goan food, is not used here at all. What is interesting about Ambot tik is, its even tastier the next day. Enjoy this preparation for breakfast the next day and you will not be disappointed.