Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination created a distinctive, syncretic mixture of East and West that's at the same time exotic and oddly familiar. The different influences make the Goan cuisine a fascinating mixture of tastes because of which it features a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. Although the recipes and methods of these two major communities Hindu and Christian will vary but usually the cuisine which comes underneath the umbrella of Goan is straightforward but chilli hot. Typically your meals are cooked on wood fires in clay containers which are fired through the village potter. Though in the current occasions, a number of Goans have experienced to depart their land looking for greener pastures, they get homesick for that smoky flavour from the fish curry and grain that will get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in porcelain containers over wood fires.