Goan Recipes & Cooking

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Pez (Goan comfort food)

The Soup in Goa and Goan homes originated with the serving of “Pez”, rice gruel, served in almost all village homes at around eleven in the morning. With the added vegetables, beans, and bits of meat or fish it is a meal in itself


makes 2-3 servings



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

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  • 1 cup Goan Rice
  • 4-5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste


  • Boil in rice in plenty of water with salt to taste, turn down the heat and cook till rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Do not drain the water
  • Pez is eaten with fresh clam curry (Pale bhaji: Pale is a type of green leaf, looks like spinach and bhaji stands for curry), fish curry, salt fish or pickle
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