Suhas, my husband, has been the inspiration both behind the restaurant and this book. He decided to take on the challenge of opening a true-blue Goan restaurant in Mumbai, and I readily agreed to look after the kitchen and the menu planning
We had long felt that there were several myths about Goan food that needed to be dispelled: the first that all Goans eat is fish and pork, and that vegetables have no place on a Goan menu. The second is that all Goan food is too spicy and too vinegary. I feel we have succeeded in changing those misconceptions with the variety of food served in the restaurant, and now with the recipes in this book.
This book is a result of my endless research for achieving the single objective of demystifying Goan cuisine and also I have finally been able to showcase that there is more to great Goan food than just non-vegetarian dishes. Also many of my patrons fans urged, inspired and often nagged me to share my secret recipes.
~Deepa Suhas Awchat
There is, expectedly, an abundance of seafood recipes for which the restaurant is justifiably famous. You will be delighted to find all of Goa s sought-after dishes in this book Stuffed Crab, Goenche Wagh (Stuffed Jumbo Prawns), Stuffed Lobster, Fried Bombay Duck and of course Fish Curry -Rice, which alone is believed to be responsible for the sossegado attitude of Goans!