They say, a culture is defined by its food. So it no surprise that a cuisine that
takes birth among the sun-kissed beaches and beautiful tropical shores brings
with it, the perfect way to celebrate life! Yes – this is an ode to the very
popular and an all-time favorite – Goan cuisine!
The jewel in the crown of India’s western coast, Goa enjoys a beautiful tropical
climate all year round and the sparkling sunny soul of the state reflects in its
food preparations. Just like Goa, its food is all about soothing, revitalizing and
nourishing the senses and bringing about perfect balance of body and mind
The Portuguese brought with them chili peppers, potatoes, tomatoes,
pineapples, guavas, and cashews to Goa. The locals incorporated these exotic
ingredients with the local produce of rice, coconut, spices and seafood to
create unique recipes that went on to become the distinct Goan cuisine.
Though the names like Sorpotel, Xacuti, Vindaloo, Cafreal, Rechado or Bebinca
might sound twisted to the tongue, Goan food is as sorted as the life of its
people – modest, carefree, easy-going and revolving around the sun-n- sands.
Feel like taking the next flight out? An alluring thought alright! But visiting the
most desired destination in India may not be possible every time. So at Jewel,
our ‘fairy Godmother’ chefs charm you with their ‘magic wand’ spatulas,
bringing Goa to your table instead! Dig into their absolute staple – the Goan
fish curry, made just like the Goan homes. Delicate and flaky fillets of fish or fresh prawns
simmer in a flavorful, mildly spiced curry of tomato, onions and spices that gets
its tanginess from the tamarind and the heat from the chili peppers. Mixed
with steaming hot rice, this combination is an instant transfer to the tranquil
beaches of Goa – where heavens lie at your feet!
Plan your mini beach vacation today! Call us for reservations!