Blogging Marathon# 26: Week 1/ Day 1
Theme: Goan Cuisine
Dish: Vegetarian Xacuti with Meatless Meatballs
Today we start Blogging Marathon# 26 and my theme for this week is “Goan Cuisine”. The only dish that I have tried from Goa is the Vegetable Vindaloo. So when I saw this theme, I decided to try more dishes from this cuisine.
When I think of Goa, I think of scenic blue seas, beautiful churches and lush greenery. All this from watching a ton of Indian movies because I’m fortunate to visit this paradise on earth yet. Hopefully one day we can make this trip. When I think of Goan cuisine, I think of seafood and meat, because
from movies like Saagar of the coast, the Portuguese colonization and the Christian population. But what I didn’t know that there are vegetarian dishes that are unique to konkani region.
The dishes I tried are actually made with meat and have fancy names. For the first day I made Xacuti which is usually made with chicken or lamb, but I used meatless meatballs to make it a vegetarian/ vegan dish. I wanted to make seitan but didn’t find the time, so opted for meatless meatballs I had in the fridge. Mixed vegetables can also be used instead.
I used Suma’s Xacuti masala recipe. It has 11 ingredients and once the masala powder is ready, curry itself takes no time to put together.