Varied, delicious and spicy – Goa’s coastal cuisine is world famous. Seafood curries, vegetable stews, coconut based desserts – Goan cuisine has something for everyone. While a trip down south may temporarily satisfy the taste buds, what can one do when those cravings for sol kadi and chicken cafreal don’t let up?
Traditional style Goan food is easy to prepare. Make sure your pantry is well stocked with coconut milk, coconut oil, garlic, chilli peppers, spices, lentils, gourds and vinegar and you are all set to try your hand at traditional Goan fare.
Before I share some of my favourite recipes with you, it’s good to note that while Goan cuisine has been heavily influenced by a Portuguese style of cooking, there is also a very distinctive Goan Hindu cooking tradition. In both traditions, there are scrumptious vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, superb curries, local varieties of idli and dosa, and a little something for the sweet tooth.
For the quick and easy recipes for Chicken Cafreal, Khutkhute, Sol Kadi, Gur Kheer, hog over to: