If you ask 10 different people “Whats the famous food to eat in Goa?”.
I am sure seven out of ten will say ‘Goan Fish Curry Rice‘.
Today’s post is totally dedicated to Goan fish thali. I am warning you, if you are a foodie person then this post may make feel super hungry.
Scroll down on your own risk :P.
What is Thali??
A Thali is a complete meal served on a single plate. There are two main categories, vegetarian thali and non-vegetarian thali.
A thali contains salad, rice , curry, chapati (Indian bread), dessert. If its non veg thali then there are further options like chicken or fish thali. And in veg you will get minimum 1-2 options of vegetables.
In most of the areas of India, when you order thali, you can get unlimited servings of rice, curry, chapati.
What comes in a Goan Fish Thali??
No lets take a closer look to each item.
This Indian bread is thin and round in shape. Mostly two chapatis are served first but you can order more. You dont need to pay anything for more services.
Boiled Plain Rice
Goan fish curry tastes ridiculously delicious with boiled plain rice. All you have to do is take some curry and mix with rice and enjoy.
Some hotels serve rice when you order thali and some others serve when you finish chapati.
A simple salad, mixture of chopped onios + Tomotoms. Sometimes you may get only chopped onions and a slice of lemon.
Fish Curry (Kodi )
This is the heart and soul of goan fish thali. It is prepared with fried onions, chilies , coconut etc.
Little spicy in taste but mouth watering. It may contains some boiled fish in it.
A big fried fish comes in thali. Before ordering the goan fish thali, you can check with them which fish they going to serve. You can always ask if they have more fish options.
This is my favorite. My mother makes it so well.
This is a special coconut milk mixed with kokum juice and garnished with finely-chopped coriander. You can have it with your meal or drink it post meal.
Sour-sweet, tangy and a little pungent, sol kaddi is simply awesome to drink and great for digestion.
That pinkish liquid you can see in this thali?? Yes, thats Sol Kaddi.
Where Can You Get Goan Fish Thali?
When you are in goa, then you can get it almost everywhere. Make sure you do not hesitate to visit simple looking hotels, because based on my personal experience these simple goan hotels serve the most delicious authentic goan food.
How To Order Goan Fish Thali??
When you finally find a hotel to order goan food, first check what all options they have in fish thali.
For example a hotel may have options like prawns fish thali, pomfret fish thali , surmai fish thali etc. Depending upon the thali you order, you will get that specific fish in your thali in the form of boiled and fried.
..prawns fish thali comes with a small plate of deep fried prawns like this..super yummy..
Is Goan Fish Thali Sufficient as A Complete Meal??
Yes, 100%. Its a complete meal and you will fill so satisfied.
So now when you are planning to visit Goa?? I hope you will try Goan fish thali when you are in Goa.
Waiting for your reply.
So thats all for today everyone. As always stay happy and stay healthy. I will see you guys in my next Goa post.
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