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A former Portuguese possession in Western India. During the 450 years they ruled, the native Indian cuisine was heavily influenced by that of the settlers. For example, Vindaloo (a Goan dish) was originally a pork stew flavoured with vinegar and Indian spices, and the visitor will find the local pomfret cooked in an almost East meets West 'Mediterranean-style.

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