Tag Archives: Cuisine

Indo-Mexican collaboration. Always feels good to be reminded of my home, Goa, in the unlikeliest of places. Seen this evening in downtown Santa Barbara, California. And yes, that’s a bear.   Speaking of Indo-Mexican, a photo I took some years ago in Mountain View, of a Mexican mami whipping out a dosa. (Note: In India, […]

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What Goans live for. Goa‘s poet laureate, the late Bakibab Borkar said it best1: Please Sir, God of Death Don’t make it my turn today, not today There’s fish curry for dinner. ([1] Great Goans by Mario Cabral e Sa and Lourdes Bravo Da Costa, N.N.A.P. Publications, 1991.) The Goan term for fish curry is […]

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In one short verse, the great Goan poet Bakibab Borkar (1910-1984) captured the essence of what it means to be Goan1: Please Sir, God of Death Don’t make it my turn today, not today There’s fish curry for dinner. [1] Great Goans by Mario Cabral e Sa and Lourdes Bravo Da Costa, N.N.A.P. Publications, 1991. […]

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Shiro is the classic Goan dish made with semolina, milk, sugar, and ghee. Variations on the theme are found elsewhere in India but the shiro made in Goa has its own distinct signature. When fresh banana pulp is added on special occasions, ingestion of shiro becomes a sublime religious experience. It can be consumed as […]

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