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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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Green Mango Chutney

Ingredients: 2 large green mangoes, peeled 1/2 cup grated coconut 4 green chillies/peppers de-seeded 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp sugar 10 mint leaves Fresh small sprig coriander Juice of 1 lemon Salt to taste Method: Put all the ingredients in a blender/grinder after cutting the mangoes …

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Yoghurt Salad (Raita)

Ingredients: 250 gms cucumbers thinly sliced Salt to taste 200 gms yoghurt 2 spring onions thinly sliced 3 green chillies seeded and finely cut Coriander leaves to garnish Method: Place the cucumber slices in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave to drain for 30 minutes. Dry thoroughly. Mix with …

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Black Forest Cake

Ingredients: 6 eggs 130 gms white flour sieved thrice 20 gms cocoa 250 gms ground sugar For filling and decoration: 50 gms cherries 3 tbsp rum or kirsh 250 gms whipped cream 100 gms chocolate – grated, pieces or curls Method: Separate egg yolks from the egg whites. Beat the …

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Mango Fruit Leather

Serves : 5 Ingredients 2     raw mangoes 1/4   teaspoon   salt 1/4   teaspoon   black pepper powder Instructions 1.   Peel the mangoes and cut them into pieces. Grind into a fine paste. Then add salt and black pepper and pulse one more time so that it mixes well. 2.   Use a baking …

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FILHOS

Ingredients: Wheat flour 200 gms, coconut milk 100 ml, water 50 ml, jaggery 50gms, bananas (ripe) 2, egg 1 no, cardamom powder a pinch, salt to taste, grated coconut 25 gms. Method: Mix all the above ingredients (except the bananas) in a bowl till you get a smooth batter. Mash …

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Stuffed Baked Chicken

BY JENOSHKA SABINA DE SOUZA Ingredients: 1.5kg whole broiler (with skin), Salt to taste, 1 teaspoon butter, 1 teaspoon sour lime, 100 ml olive oil, 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste, 150 grams bacon (optional) Or 150 grams Goan sausages (optional), 2 medium sized potatoes – cut into cubes, 2 medium …

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Rasgulla

Ingredients 3/4     gallon milk 1     juice of small lemon 7   cup   water 2   cup   sugar 1/4   teaspoon   corn flour 1/2   tablespoon   maida/ all purpose flour 1     pinch baking powder 3/4   teaspoon   rose essence Procedure: 1.   Bring 3/4 gallon of milk to a boil. Once it comes to a boil add …

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Goan Fish Cutlets

Serves : 4 Ingredients 2     cans tuna 1     onion (chopped fine) 1   teaspoon   ginger/garlic paste 1-2     chilies 1   teaspoon   coriander powder 1/2   teaspoon   turmeric powder 2   teaspoon   parsley flakes or small bunch cilantro 1     slice bread (crust removed) cut into cubes 1   tablespoon   lime juice 1     egg 1/2   cup   semolina …

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Aambyaanche Sasav

Serves : 4 Ingredients 1     raw mango 1     almost ripe mango 2   teaspoon   mustard seeds 4   tablespoon   jaggery 1   teaspoon   salt 6     dry red chilies 3/4   cup   freshly grated coconut 1   pinch   aesafetida 1   teaspoon   oil Instructions Peel and cut mangoes into small pieces and keep aside. (The traditional Goan …

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