Here Are 5 Dishes That Are Way Goan Than You Think

by Yashasvi Shaktawat 781

Move over Pork Vindaloo as we pick out 5 best dishes that are way more Goan than you thought. Gorge on these delicacies that will make you reminisce Goa like never before. And, if you haven’t tried these already, then they must be on top of your list when you visit Goa next time around.

1. Bebinca

Bebinca is widely known as the queen of all Goan desserts. It’s made out of simple ingredients like eggs, maida or refined flour, coconut milk, sugar, nutmeg and ghee. This Goan delicacy is complex yet an unique dessert, made of 7-8 layers which involves about four hours of the cooking process as each layer is baked separately.

Also read: Spend A Lazy Weekend At This Beautiful Goan Homestay

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2. Sorpotel

If you’re a meat lover and fond of spicy food at the same time, this Portuguese dish made of Pork , marinated in vinegar sauce and chillies will transport your to heaven. Goan Sorpotel is usually made with pork but can also be replaced by mutton, chicken or beef.

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3. Chicken Cafreal

This Portuguese originated dish is extremely spicy where the chicken is marinated overnight in coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, lime juice along with dry spices. To elevate the freshness of the dish, a  dash of vinegar, tamarind pulp or lemon juice is added at the end.

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4. Chewy Pao

Goans are known for eating Pao or bread for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack in between! Goa has three main varieties of Goan bread– Chewy Pao (cube), the crisp undo (round) and poie (whole wheat pockets). You can try the undo bread which can be had with hot tea.

Also read: Egg Factor In Bengaluru Is Serving Goat Brains In Omelette & Grilled Fish

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5. Goan Nevri

A sweet delicacy, known as ‘Karanji’, which looks like empanadas, are made of flour and stuffed with a mixture of grated coconut, sugar, cardamom and almonds.

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