The Goa Portuguesa Cookbook

Deepa Suhas Awchat



Years of research and dedication to Doan and Portuguese cuisine and reflected in this book which will be evident from the first recipe you try. Welcome to a truly Goan experience-Enjoy!

What will you learn from this book

  • Cultural Fusion: The book likely explores the unique blend of Goan and Portuguese culinary traditions, reflecting the historical and cultural influences of Portuguese colonization on Goan cuisine.

  • Traditional Recipes: Expect to find a wide range of traditional Goan dishes, such as seafood curries (like Goan fish curry or prawn balchão), pork vindaloo, sorpotel, and vegetarian specialties like xacuti.

  • Ingredients: The cookbook may highlight key ingredients used in Goan cooking, including coconut, spices such as turmeric, cumin, and mustard seeds, as well as local produce and seafood.

  • Cooking Techniques: It might delve into traditional cooking techniques specific to Goan cuisine, such as the use of vinegar and marination methods in Portuguese-influenced dishes.

  • Regional Variations: Goan cuisine varies by region, so the cookbook may cover dishes from different parts of Goa, each with its own flavors and cooking styles.

  • Culinary Traditions: Look for insights into Goan culinary customs and traditions, including festive foods prepared during religious and cultural celebrations like Christmas, Easter, and Hindu festivals.

  • Historical Context: Expect some background on the historical context of Goan cuisine, including how Portuguese ingredients and cooking methods integrated with local Goan traditions over the centuries.

  • Modern Adaptations: The cookbook might also include modern adaptations of traditional recipes, catering to contemporary tastes and dietary preferences.

  • Accompaniments: Information on side dishes, bread (like poi or sannas), and desserts (like bebinca or dodol) that complement Goan meals.

  • Culinary Tips: Tips on ingredient sourcing, cooking techniques, and serving suggestions to help readers recreate authentic Goan dishes at home.

Language English
ISBN-10 8179914828
ISBN-13 9788179914823
No of pages 128
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Popular Prakashan
Published Date 01 Jun 2009

About Author

Author : Deepa Suhas Awchat

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