Goa: Seven Goan foodies got together to celebrate Goa’s Liberation Day in a unique way – with food! With an aim to make people on the internet aware of the various Goan dishes, they celebrated all through the month of December, with 19 dishes – one Goan recipe a day. There are dishes like prawns balchao and alle belle by Shrishti Prabhudesai, sorpotel and mandos by Ruben Rodrigues, bebinca and dos by Kevi Pinto, kelphulachi bhaji and kalwa tonak by Saawni Pai Raiker, dhavi bhaji and kalputi by Tanisi Kakodkar, vaayngyache bhart and chicken xacuti by Ruchi Kamat and kelyacho halwo and sungtachi kismoor by Ankita Raiturkar, among many other local dishes.
“We have collaborated to showcase the rich and diverse foods of Goa and their authentic preparations. The idea was to take Goan cuisine to the world thereby generating interest in the lesser-known traditional dishes. There are plenty of dishes we all love and are made with locally grown produce which helps elevate the flavours and deserve due credit,” says Shrishti.
“Taking the opportunity of the 59th Liberation Day this year, we thought it was the apt time to conduct the activity,” says Ankita. Ruben adds, “We started posting a dish a day from December 1 and by the 19th you will get to see 19 dishes under the hashtag #foodieliberationgoa.” “The response to the activity has been very satisfying with other bloggers cooking authentic Goan food and using the hashtag to share their creations too. It makes us happy that we have been able to share a piece of Goa with our followers,” says Saawni.