One of the famous dishes in Goa, vegetarian dishes in Goa is Khatkhate.
It’s fusion of vegetables that are cooked and served in the typical masala in Goa. Khatkhate is a typical Saraswat Bharamin Community preparation served at pujas, weddings etc.
The preparation involves using veggies like radish, turnip, pumpkin, sweet potato, potatoes, corn; drumsticks in coconut gravy (use what you can lay your hands on). Soy as coconut is called and mind you Goans when they say “Soy” they mean freshly grated coconut. The ingredient that you need to get used to is triphal or tephal or Sichuan pepper which has a unique taste and lends an aroma and taste that you need to get used too.
You either love Khatkhate or hate it.
- Ammade che Karam
How can I say I live in Goa and forget about Ammado or Ammade?
How can I say ammado and forget about “Ammade che karam”! The delicious sweet and sour delicacy? I had mentioned the sour fruit called Ammado and also written about. You can read more about it here and here.
Karam or chutney as it is called is a major requirement for Diwali or Deepavali festivities in Goa.
But before that let me tell you something about the Narkasur effigy made here and burnt in the morning the next day.
Diwali for us meant making dry stuff like chakalis, shankarpali, chivda, ladoos etc. but here in Goa there are different varieties made from poha, yes the regular beaten rice they are called fov here. Have you had rasatele fov, batat fov, thikse fov, dahi fov, god fov to name a few, and then there is chanya cho ras and chutney.
Chutney is Amado chutney.
Ammade che Karam
To make chutney the basic ingredient is of course ammado. There is no replacement for it. So I suggest if you come to Goa or even Karwar etc try this local dish out. It’s delicious.
This is my Blogging Marathon entry for the month long Marathon under the theme” Traditional”!