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          Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences the lobster_newGoans had to endure during the centuries. The staplefood in Goa is fish, both among the Hindus as well as the Catholics. On other fronts however, there is a vast difference in the foods of these two communities, the main reason being that the Christians also eat beef and pork which are taboo in most Hindu households. While Hindu Goan food does not seem to have picked up any Portuguese influence, the Christian food has been influenced not only by the Portuguese, but also by its overseas settlments. However, it has not been a oneway transfer. An example is canjade galinha, which is a type of chicken broth with rice and chicken pieces, and is originally a Goan recipe. Another is arroz doce, which is a Portuguese adaptation of pais or kheer (sweetened rice) found in India.

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Beef Chilly Fry

Beef Chilly Fry Introduction : A quick and easy recipe   Ingredients : 1/2 kg beef cubed (whichever you use for stewing) 2 tsp salt 6 large onions 8 peppercorns 1 inch piece ginger 6 cloves garlic 1 buch corriander leaves 1 bunch mint leaves 6 green chillies salt to …

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Pork Vindaloo

Pork Vindaloo Introduction : An alternative recipe can be found at: http://www.goacom.com/cuisine/recipes/meat/vindaloo.html   Ingredients : 1kg Pork, cubed 4 onions, finely sliced 15 cloves garlic 2 inch piece ginger 20 dried red Kashmiri chillies 1 tsp cummin seeds 1/2 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp ground turmeric 6 green chillies, de-seeded and …

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Semolina (Rava) Fried Prawns

Semolina (Rava) Fried Prawns Introduction : This dish makes an excellent appetizer   Ingredients : 15-20 large prawns 1 tbsp ginger minced 1 tbsp garlic minced 2-3 green chillies chopped fine 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper 1 tbsp lime juice 1 cup flour 1-2 eggs 250 gms breadcrumbs 250 gms …

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Potato Curry – Goan version

Potato Curry – Goan version Introduction : Coconut is a feature of Goan curries   Ingredients : 1 large coconut, scraped 2 tbsp. coconut grated coarsely 2 green chillies 2 red chillies 4 flakes garlic peeled 1 large potato boiled 1 cup mixed boiled vegetables 2 tomatoes, boiled, pureed, strained …

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Karela (Bitter Gourd) – Stirfried

Karela (Bitter Gourd) – Stirfried Introduction : Bitter gourd, or popularly known as Karela in India, has escellent, digestional properties. It is a storehouse of home remedies for many common ailments.   Ingredients : 4 medium gourds, debittered, boiled 1 onion finely slivered 2 tamarind pieces, fingersized, chopped fine. 1 …

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Okra Fry

Okra Fry Introduction : A quick and easy dish to prepare   Ingredients : 2 tablespoon(s) oil 4 big green chillies slit or as per taste 1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped ginger 4 medium onions finely sliced ½ teaspoon(s) turmeric powder 500 grams (about 20 oz.) okra washed, pat dried and …

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Moong Dal Usli (Lentil curry)

Moong Dal Usli (Lentil curry) Introduction : An easy recipe from the Konkan region   Ingredients : 2 tablespoons coconut oil or any oil 1 teaspoon(s) mustard seeds 1 dry red chilli(es) broken into bits 1 teaspoon(s) ginger finely chopped or grated 2 green chilli(es) slit ½ teaspoon(s) asafoetida powder …

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Fish Recheiado (fried fish with red masala filling)

Fish Recheiado (fried fish with red masala filling) Introduction : For an alternate recipe go to: http://www.goacom.com/cuisine/recipes/seafood/fishrecheiado.html   Ingredients : 4 mackerels, washed,cleaned and de-boned (Known as 'Banganda' in Konkani) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lime, juice of 1 tablespoon malt vinegar 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh …

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Goan Lamb Xacutti

Goan Lamb Xacutti Introduction : This fabulously tasty Xacutti (pronounced as sha- kooti)is a specialty of the Goan kitchen. The spice mixture, or masala might look daunting, but even if you didnt have all the spices, you can still make a very good masala. If you really want to cheat …

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Sorpotel II

Sorpotel II Introduction : Further to yesterday's recipe – here is another variation   Ingredients : 1kg pork 1/4kg pigs liver 3 green chillies, finely chopped 2 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped 20 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 15 dried red Kashmiri chillies 1 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp cummin …

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