KARACHI, PAKISTAN (DAWN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Goan community in Karachi might have shrunk, but before you enter their homes, there is always a whiff of spicy and tangy seafood at their doorstep - sharp aromas titillating the taste buds. As it turns out, cooking Goan food is a labour of love.
“I make my own masalas,” says Ms Rita Lobo, in her three-room apartment in Saddar. At 79, she continues to cook for her family and grandchildren. “I used to grind the masalas on the grinding stone,” she says excitedly with her eyes sparkling. “I don’t do that anymore. I’m old! What to do?”
Today, she employs domestic help for the arduous task of grinding the concoction of spices - a crucial practice in Goanese cooking.