Food To Try In Goa

Ros Omlette

Ros omelette, also known as ras omelette is a snack and street food in Goan cuisine . Ros means "gravy" in Konkani. It is a spicy gravy of either chicken, which is often similar to xacuti which is commonly seen in the Goan Catholic style of cooking. If it is not a xacuti then it is probably a spicy gravy consisting of onions, curry leaves, black mustard seeds, scraped coconut and spices mostly prepared by Goan Hindus.

The omelette contains eggs, herbs, finely chopped green chili peppers, onions (or shallots), finely chopped fresh green coriander and salt, with many variations. The ros is cooked separately. The hot ros is poured over the freshly fried omelette and served with Goan bread. Ros omelette is traditionally sold by food carts lined across the various towns of Goa. These carts start dispensing the same early evenings and continue to serve them after midnight. Ros omelette is best served with chopped onions and a dash of lime juice sprinkled on top of the completed dish.

Chicken Cafereal

A spicy preparation made using chicken, which is cooked in a thick gravy comprising Portuguese spices, onions, cinnamon, green chilli and coriander. It tastes quite similar to the Portuguese Peri Peri, and is widely consumed as a starter in Goa.

Chicken Xacuti

Xacuti or Xacutti is a curry prepared in Goa, India, with complex spicing, including white poppy seeds, sliced or grated coconut and large dried red chilies. It is usually prepared with chicken or lamb. It is also known as chacuti in Portuguese. The gravy typically used local spices like black pepper (meerya), chilli, turmeric, onion, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, etc. The hero was a mildly roasted coconut kernel which is finely grated and lightly toasted. For every celebration this is a must have in most of the households.

Puri Bhaji

Puri bhaji (sometimes spelled poori bhaji) is a dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent, of puri (deep-fried rounds of flour) and aloo (potato) bhaji (a spiced potato dish which may be dry or curried). It is a traditional breakfast dish in North India. Many Goan households prefer puri bhaji and other traditional dishes over cereals for breakfast. It is also served at special or ceremonial functions as part of ceremonial rituals along with other vegetarian food.
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