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Introduction Parsis’s Food

The Persians fled from Iran when the Arabs invaded it during the 17th century. They finally settled along the West Coast of India and bought along with them their exotic cuisine.

About Parsis’s Food

‘Parsis’ or ‘parsees’ are descendants of Zoroastrians who fled Iran during the Arab invasion in the 17th century.They love to spend hours cooking before a big ceremony and prepare dishes that are absolutely mind-blowing.

Parsis’s Community

They believe in  Zoroastrians one God, called Ahura Mazda. Parsi are followers of Zoroastrianism in India. According to Parsi tradition, a group of Iranian Zoroastrians emigrated from Persia to escape religious persecution by the Muslim majority after the Arab conquest.

Parsis are marrying outside the community. Parsi woman marrying a nonparsi is allowed to enter the fire temple and participate in religious activities. Before December 2017, a Parsi women who marries a nonParsi man was automatically considered to have converted to the religion of her husband.

Parsis are commonly seen speaking either Gujarati or English. But their native language is AvestanZoroastrianism was founded by Prophet Zoroaster in ancient Iran about 3,500 years ago. The Avesta is the primary collection of religious texts of Zoroastrianism.

They live chiefly in Mumbai and in a few towns and villages mostly to the north of Mumbai, but also at Karachi (Pakistan) and Bengaluru (Karnataka, India). The vast majority of Persians practice Shīʿite Islam. Before the Muslim conquest of Persia in the 7th century ce, most Persians followed Zoroastrianism, based on the teachings of the ancient prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra), who lived during the first half of the 1st millennium bce.

As of 2019, it has been estimated that there are 100,000 to 200,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, with around 60,000 Parsis in India and 1,400 in Pakistan.

Parsi cuisine is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice. It involves simple yet diverse ingredients that in theory seem a bit odd but make complete sense on a plate.

Influence On The Parsi Cusine

Over the years, their food, like their people, has imbibed Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Iranian and British influences. Let’s know everything about Parsi food that will make you want to feast on the Parsi new year that falls on 17th August 2019. This Navroze knows what’s special about the community’s food.

Popular Parsi dishes include:

  • Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer)

  • Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice)
  • Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

  • Sali Murghi (Spicy chicken with fine fried matchstick potatoes)
  • Saas ni Machhi (Yellow rice with pomfret fish fillets in white sauce)
  • Kolmi no Patio (Shrimp in spicy tomato curry)
  • Jardaloo Sali Boti (Boneless mutton in an onion and tomato sauce with apricots and fried matchstick potatoes)
  • Khichri (rice with toor daal or moong daal)
  • Tamota ni Ras Chaval (mutton cutlets with white rice and tomato sauce)

Also popular among Parsis, but less so elsewhere, are the typical Parsi edda (egg) dishes, which include akuri (scrambled eggs with spices) and the pora (“Parsi” omelet). Also, vegetables like okra, tomato, potato, and others are often cooked with eggs on top.

Snacks

Popular parsi snacks include bhakhra (deep fried sweet dough), batasa (tea biscuits), dar ni pori (sweetened lentils stuffed in a light pastry), doodh na puff (milk froth) and khaman na ladva (dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut).

Lunch

The basic feature of a Parsi lunch is rice, eaten with lentils or a curry. Curry is made with coconut and ras without, with curry usually being thicker than ras. Dinner would be a meat dish, often accompanied by potatoes or another vegetable curry. Kachumbar (a sharp onion-cucumber salad) accompanies most meals.

Desserts

Common desserts include sev (vermicelli), ravo (sweet semolina pudding)

and malido (a nutty fudge). Also popular are faluda and kulfi, both of

which are adoptions from the cuisines of the Irani and Persian-speaking

communities. Wedding feasts traditionally include Lagan nu Custard.

Popular Parsi dishes include:

Chicken Farcha (Fried chicken appetizer) Dhansak (Lamb, mutton, goat, chicken or vegetables in a mixed lentil or toor daal gravy served with brown rice) Patra ni Machhi (Fish – Pomfret or Surmai stuffed heavily with green coconut chutney and wrapped in a banana leaf – steam cooked.)

Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Mumbai

  • Kyani and co ( Marine Lines)
  • Piccadilly (Colaba
  • Britannia & Co
  • Cafe Military
  • Yazdani Restaurant & Bakery
  • Jimmy Boy In Mumbai
  • Sassanian Boulangerie
  • K Rustom (South Mumbai

Famous Parsis’s Cafe’s & Restaurant In Delhi

  • Rustom’s Parsi Bhonu
  • Soda Bottle opener wala
  • Parsi Anjuman
  • Monkey Bar
  • Cafe lotta

Conclusion

 Parsi cuisine also has influenced just like its parent, or Persian, cuisine. Modern-day Parsi cuisine was especially shaped during the British rule of India.  Parsis love eggs, potatoes, and meat.

Almost all the vegetable dishes made from okra, tomatoes, or potatoes will have eggs on top.

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Introduction about Goa

Today I will share with you a very interesting and happening place in India, that is Goa. Ruled by Portuguese in the past, this region is famous for the fusion of European and Indian culture and beauty.

Goa is one of the most important tourist spots in the country because of its beauty and culture.

Goa is one of those wonderful places in the world where everyone wants to travel. With beautiful beaches, adventurous activities, waterfalls, and finger-licking good food, Goa has it all!

About Goa

Goa was a former state of the Portuguese Empire. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Its majority and the official language are Konkani. Goa is a state on the southwestern coast of India within the region known as the Konkan, and geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is its largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter.

Goa state is divided into two district North Goa & South Goa

The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Each district is administered by a district collector, appointed by the Indian government.

North Goa

Panaji is the headquarters of North Goa district and is also the capital of Goa. North Goa is further divided into three subdivisions – Panaji, Mapusa, and Bicholim; and five talukas (subdistricts) – Tiswadi/Ilhas de Goa (Panaji), Bardez (Mapusa), Pernem, Bicholim, and Sattari (Valpoi).

South Goa

Margao is the headquarters of South Goa district.

South Goa is further divided into five subdivisions – Ponda, Mormugao-Vasco, Margao, Quepem, and Dharbandora; and seven talukas – Ponda, Mormugao, Salcete (Margao), Quepem, and Canacona (Chaudi), Sanguem, and Dharbandora. (Ponda taluka was shifted from North Goa to South Goa in January 2015).

Goa’s major cities include Panaji, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa, Ponda, Bicholim, and Valpoi.

Flora and fauna

Goa is also known for its coconut cultivation. The coconut tree has been reclassified by the government as a palm (like grass), enabling farmers and real estate developers to clear land with fewer restrictions.

Rice is the main food crop, and pulses (legume), Ragi (Finger Millet), and other food crops are also grown. Main cash crops are coconut, cashew nut, areca nut, sugarcane, and fruits like pineapple, mango, and banana

Foxes, wild boar, and migratory birds are found in the jungles of Goa. The avifauna (bird species) includes kingfisher, myna, nd parrot. Numerous types of fish are also caught off the coast of Goa and in its rivers. Crab, lobster, shrimp, jellyfish, oysters, and catfish are the basis of the marine fishery. Goa also has a high snake population.

Goa has many National Parks

Very few people know that Goa has many famous “National Parks”, including the renowned Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on the island of Chorão. Other wildlife sanctuaries include the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Madei Wildlife anctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary.

Places to visit in Goa in 3 days

North Goa

Baga Beach, Fort Aguada, Reis Magos Fort, Anjuna Beach, Deltin Royale Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Mahalakshmi Temple, Houses of Goa Museum, Mapusa Market.

South Goa

Colva Beach, Cabo de Rama Fort, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Population of Goa

A native of Goa is called a Goan. Goa has a population of 1.459 million residents as of 2011, better source needed making it India’s fourth-smallest (after Sikkim, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh).

Why do foreigners visit Goa?

Another reason for the foreign tourists visiting Goa is because it is very reasonable here compared to other states, thus we see thousands of tourists having a good time of their life in GoaForeigners relate Goa to the exotic place of Hawaii, although, the currency there is high compared to India.

Where do most foreigners stay in Goa?

Anjuna is the most popular place for backpackers. This is near the flea market and you can walk to the beach. It’s a good location so backpackers stay here a lot.

Language Of Goa

The Goa, Daman, and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used “for all or any of the official purposes”. Portuguese was the sole official language during Portuguese colonial rule. The government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi.

Whether all around the year

Goa features a tropical monsoon climate. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest, seeing daytime temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The state’s three seasons are the Southwest monsoon period (June –September), post-monsoon period (October – January), and fair weather period (February – May). Over 90% of the average annual rainfall (120 inches) is received during the monsoon season.

Tourism in Goa

In 2010, there were more than 2 million tourists reported to have visited Goa, about 1.2 million of whom were from abroad. As of 2013, Goa was a destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourists, particularly Britons and Russians, with limited means who wanted to party. The state was hopeful that changes could be made which would attract a more upscale demographic. Goa stands 6th in the Top 10 Nightlife cities in the world in National Geographic Travel. Notable nightclubs in Goa include Chronicle, Mambos, and Sinq. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Goa is water sports. Beaches like Baga and Calangute offer jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat rides, water scooter rides, and more. Patnem beach in Palolem stood third in CNN Travel’s Top 20 Beaches in Asia. Over 450 years of Portuguese rule and the influence of the Portuguese culture presents to visitors to Goa a cultural environment that is not found elsewhere in India. The state of Goa is famous for its excellent beaches, churches, and temples. The Bom Jesus Cathedral, Fort Aguada, and a new wax museum on Indian history, culture, and heritage in Old Goa are other tourism destinations.

Museums and science center

Goa has three important museums: the Goa State Museum, the Naval Aviation Museum, and the National Institute of Oceanography. The aviation museum is one of three in India (the others are in Delhi and Bengaluru). The Goa Science Centre is in Miramar, Panaji. The National Institute of Oceanography, India (NIO) is in Dona Paula. Museum of Goa is a privately owned contemporary art gallery in Pilerne Industrial Estate, near Calangute.

Dance and music

Traditional Goan art forms are Dekhnni, Fugdi, Corridinho, Mando, Dulpod,and Fado. Goan Catholics are fond of social gatherings and Tiatr (Teatro). As part of its  Portuguese history, music is an integral part of Goan homes. It is often said that “Goans are born with music and sport”. Western musical instruments like the piano, guitars and violins are widely used in most religious and social functions of the Catholics. Goa is also known as the origin of Goa trance.

Goa Cusine

Rice with fish curry (xit koddi in Konkani) is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices, and vinegar is used in Catholic cuisine, giving the food a unique flavor. Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by Portuguese cuisine. Famous Food:- Pork vindaloo, Crab Xec Xec, Prawn balchão, Sanna, 5. Goan red rice, 6. Chouris pão , 7. Poee, 8. Kingfish, 9. Feni, 10. Bebinca, 11. Drink kokum  Goan food may be divided into Goan Catholic and Goan Hindu cuisine with each showing very distinct tastes, characteristics, and cooking styles. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti, chouriço, and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma. Sannas, Hitt, are variants of idli, and Polle, Amboli, and Kailoleo are variants of dosa; all are native to Goa. A rich egg-based, multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favorite at Christmas. There are some places in Goa which are famous for Goa’s traditional & special cuisines. Ros omelet is one of the most popular snacks and street foods in Goa, it is traditionally sold on food carts on streets.

Famous Local alcoholic beverage

The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms. Urrak is another local liquor prepared from Cashew fruit. In fact, the bar culture is one of the unique aspects of the Goan villages where a local bar serves as a meeting point for villagers to unwind.[83] Goa also has a rich wine culture.

The Best Ways to Enjoy Goa Nightlife

Beach Shacks, Beach Parties, Night Club In Goa, Bar & Pubs Night Market, Night Cruise Parties, Go Karting Track Street Food In goa, Karaoke Bars, Late Night Bike rides Gamble at the no, 24/7 Coffee Shops.

In a hurry?  Here’s my top neighborhood for first-timers: Quick Tips – Where to Stay in Goa

First Time In Goa:- Tiswadi is the best place to stay if you’re visiting Goa for the first time. Home to the capital city, Panjim, Tiswadi is where you’ll find most of Goa’s cultural sights, the vibrant Latin Quarter, and charming Old Goa.
Places to visit:
  • Explore Old Goa, the state’s former capital that was once considered the ‘Rome of the East’
  • Take a short ferry ride to Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and spot several species of local birds
  • Dive deep into Goan history at the extensive and quirky Goa State Museum
ON A BUDGET:-  Salcete located south of Tiswadi is the district of Salcete. Quieter than the districts in northern Goa, Salcete is where you can find everything from a busy city to scenic vistas and unspoiled beaches.
NIGHTLIFE:-  Bardez Lively, charismatic and fun, Bardez is Goa’s most popular tourist destination. Home to Goa’s hottest clubs, busiest beaches, and infamous all-night trance parties, you won’t find a more exciting district in Goa.
COOLEST PLACE TO STAY:-  Pernem Goa’s most northern district, Pernem is ideal for travelers looking to enjoy stunning beaches, beautiful scenery, and indulge in a relaxing and luxurious holiday.
FOR FAMILIES:–  Canacona Goa’s most southerly district, Canacona is a calm and clean paradise ideal for families and travelers with young children.

How to reach Goa

How to reach Goa by Rail:- railways, it is quite easy to reach Goa as the major railway stations in Goa are located in Margao. The main railway station is known as Madgaon and Vasco-da-Gama. These railway stations are well linked with Mumbai and then other major parts of the country as well.

By Air:-The Dabolim Airport lies just 29 kilometers from the state’s capital, Panjim. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin, and Bangalore.

Conclusion

It’s no secret that Goa is a favorite beach destination in India. It has a laid-back lifestyle, hippie vibe, glorious scenic beaches, natural anquillity, beach sports, and awesome parties. It’s a great destination year-round, but visiting Goa during summer is quite a special experience.

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