Bacalhau – Signature Dish of Goa

Bacalhau or cod is a traditional Portuguese national food. It is made of Bacalhau (Cod) that has been salted and dried to preserve it. Bacalhau is not easily available in Goa, although very select stores in Goa make it available for Goan. Bacalhau is imported to Goa from Portugal.

Bacalhau – Signature Dish of Goa

Bacalhau – Signature Dish of Goa

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Non Veg, Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • dried Cod fish 250g

  • Onions 3

  • Garlic 5 cloves

  • Potatoes 3

  • Tomatoes 3

  • Green Peppers 3

  • Hard-boiled eggs 3

  • Oil 50g


  • Soak the cod overnight in cold water. Drain the cod, put it in a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer very gently for 15 minutes.
  • Drain, keep the cod aside and reserve the water. When cool, carefully remove all the bones and flake the cod.
  • Slice the onions, tomatoes and green peppers. Chop the garlic.
  • Cut potatoes into small cubes and parboil.
  • Heat cocking oil in a pan, add onions and fry over a low heat till soft. Add garlic and fry for another minute. Add the tomatoes, green peppers and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cod and stir gently. Mix in all the ingredients evenly and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add diced hard-boiled eggs and serve

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