Goa India's smallest state but extremely popular among European and Australian tourists. Goa was four hundred years under Portuguese colonialism. Portuguese influences can be clearly seen in the food here. Goans are full of life and energy, they are happy people. Goan food is rich and spicy. The Hindus in Goa are mostly Konkanis while Christians and Catholics are simply Goans. Ingredients majorly used in Goa are Kokum, Jaggery, and Tamarind. Konkanis mainly use less heat, tamarind and Kokum for souring and jaggery for sweetening, while Christians or Catholics use more Kokum and local spices. Few famous dishes from Goa are Xacuti, Konkani fish curry, Balchão and Vindaloo.
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