|Goa at A Glance
The beaches of Goa are the highlights of travel in this state, making
Goa the premier beach vacation destination.
The people of Goa love to sing and dance. Songs and dance are part
of every Goan's life.
One of the best destination in India. Goa presents an ideal profile
to tourism in india.
Cusines of Goa
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to Goa tend to think that food and drink in Goa means the famous fish,
curry, rice and feni package. And for most Goans these are indeed the
three basic necessities of life -- fish, curry and rice. They combine
to make a heavenly daily meal for the average Goan. But Goan cuisine,
like the land itself, has many flavours and tastes with its vast treasure
trove of culinary delicacies.
Seafood such as prawns, lobsters, crabs, pomfrets, clams, ladyfish, mussels,
and oysters are used to make a variety of curries, fries, soups and pickles.
Besides fresh seafood, dried and salted fish dishes are also highly prized
It is a daily preparation that accompanies boiled rice. There is a whole
host of them: Fish curry, chicken curry, meat curry and plain coconut
curry. The taste and flavour of Goan curries are improved with the addition
of red chilly and the milk of the coconut kernel.
FENI -a liquor distilled either from the cashew or the coconut palm. It
is drunk by all and sundry- poor and rich - and is one of the local produces
much appreciated by foreigners. There is also a milder variety called
It is a daily item of food even in the most modest household. In season,
mullets. crabs, oysters, shrimps and other varieties are supplied by the
rivers which, being close to the sea, are of salty water, while the sea
pours out its abundance of sardines, mackerels, mussels, lobsters, etc.
which the markets display daily on their stalls.
We have the pineapple, the melon, the banana, the pawpaw, the custard
apple etc., but surpassing them all is the MANGO- a variety of them- but
the sweetest, the most luscious and the most ravishing in taste, are the
ALPHONSO, the FERNANDINA and the MALCORADA, and without exaggeration,
the best in the world.
There are lots of them -some for common days while some are reserved for
weddings and feast-days. Christmas and the Ganesh Festival are occasions
when they are prepared in all their varieties. Being the land where coconut
is abundant it is not surprising that in quite a good number of these
sweets coconut milk is used. However, the queen of the delicacies is the
BEBINCA. It is made of eggs, pure ghee, flour, coconut milk and sugar.
Other Goan pastries would include Doce, Cokad, Dodol, Bolinhas and Jia
Rice is an important item of our diet. You will find it at every table
and almost at every meal. We eat it with delicious fish or meat curry,
or in the form of PULAO, and many other ways. A leavened and steamed bread
called SANA, another a round pastry called ODDO, the steamed South Indian
DOSSA and IDDLI, a great number of sweet dishes made with rice and jaggery
etc. are some of the regional preparations of Goa.
This is a must when visiting Goa. It is a curry made of chicken, or lamb
or pigeon and sometimes of turtle-dove. It is pungent, spicy and delicious.
It is generally eaten with the local wheat or rice bread and (for men)
preferably washed down with feni. One can taste it in almost any local
Along with a cup of tea or coffee, one usually takes snacks -potato-bhaji
and puris, or dossa, or iddli-sambar, or patties of meat or vegetables,
or Indian sweets.
|Goa at A Glance
Goa Offers unforgottable experiences for accommodations. variety
of Five Star,Four Star, Deluxe, & luxury hotels makes this place
unbeleveable to stay.
Spending your holidays in Goa is the another world class experiences
in traveling. Goa is a worth visit place in india.
Taj & other five Star Hotels in Goa offers various seasonal
holiday packages time to time.
Goa is famous for fantastic sunny & sandy Beaches. Take a tours
to goa and explore everything it has.
Goa experiences a lovely & relaxing climate. Just the type needed
for you to chill out and have some fun.
Church building was one of the main occupations of the early Portuguese
and in fact one of Vasco da Gama's main missions for finding the
sea route to India.
Goa is the home of the famous Vindaloo, originally an extra-hot
and sour pork curry, but now made with a variety of meat and fish.