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Each Masala Tells a Story

The Women of Fatorda is a brand that champions the traditional, authentic and unique cuisine of Goa through a wide range of curated masala blends created by women Self-Help Groups that represent the Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Tribal communities of Goa. These recipes go back hundreds of years and are handed down generations within their families and communities and carry the aromas of Goa’s rich and eclectic cuisines. The Women of Fatorda is both the product of our strong desire to showcase Goan home cooking and the unwavering determination of women to claim their social and financial independence. These unique masalas are made with the choicest ingredients sourced from local farms and are hygienically packed for a true Goan culinary experience. They contain no artificial additives or preservatives.

Off the beaten track. The soul of Goa. Traditional. Authentic. Rare.

Much of Goa’s identity and reputation stems from its premier position as a holiday destination in India, with its many palm-fringed beaches, laid back life style and, of course, good food. Despite the huge popularity of its cuisine, for most outsiders, Goa’s delicacies do not stretch beyond the mainstream Portuguese usual suspects and their Goan derivatives. This regrettably overshadows a vast repertoire of Goan Hindu, Christian and Muslim creations, along with that of the indigenous tribes, that are outstanding in their taste, character and style of cooking. Even the various specialities of its regions and localities that lend variety and richness are mostly overlooked and never attempted. The Women of Fatorda brand of masalas aims to showcase these unknown and hidden gems that reflect the essence of these communities through recipes that are handed down many generations. While you enjoy our unique masalas, discovering new tastes and textures, trying out new preparations with them, we hope to bring about a shift in perspective with which all of us view Goa and its eclectic cuisine.

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An ancient, shell fish everyday masala from the oldest inhabitants of the Konkan: the Kunbi tribe. Works with crabs, prawns , mussels and other shell fish. This recipe for the masala has been handed down generations from mother to daughter within families and communities. Check out the full recipe at www.womenoffatorda.in/tisryo-masala/ ...

Recheado is a Portuguese classic. Our green varient is a flavour packed ancient recipe handed down from mother to daughter for generations. Simple, easy marinade that works with fish, meats and with various vegetables. ...

An unique ancient spice blend from the Chandrawado community of Goa. Excellent for meat, this masala recipe is handed down generations within families and communities, retaining the flavour and aroma of classic #Goan cuisine. Check out a recipe at https://www.womenoffatorda.in/mutton-curry/ ...

Chandrawado Mutton masala is an ancient spice blend that combines elements of ethnic Goan cuisine and Muslim cuisine to create an unique flavour and aroma. This special Masala is perfected over generations within the communities of Chandrawado in Fatorda. Recipe at www.womenoffatorda.in/mutton-curry/ ...

Caldin is the ultimate comfort food. Try our Caldin De Camarão, a Portuguese born Goan classic. Our masala blend is an everyday recipe handed down generations within families and communities, and compliments fish and meats as well as vegetables. Check out the recipe for Vegetable Caldin at https://www.womenoffatorda.in/veg-caldin/ ...

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Our sample size masala packs are ideal to introduce oneself to the eclectic cuisine of Goa and also to add to your recipes for a typical Konkan, coastal twist. Currently available for 3 spice blends. Adding more soon. ...

A range of ancient, unique and authentic spice blends that offers a wide variety of dishes that carry the flavour and aroma of the cuisine of Goa and the Konkan coast handed down generations within families and communities. Use them on their own or add it to your dishes for a flavourful twist. Check out recipes at www.womenoffatorda.in/recipes ...

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Our Goemchi Biryani masala is an unique blend of spices that lend a distinct Goan character to the Biryani. Simple and easy to make, this masala, like all our masalas, takes the hardship and time out of the cooking and gives you the authentic taste and flavour of Goa’s own Biryani. Detailed recipe at www.womenoffatorda.in/mutton-biryani/ ...

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Our Pedne Xacuti masala is an unique blend of Goan and Malvani cuisines in a recipe that dates back ages, and handed down generations within communities and families. Check out the recipe at www.womenoffatorda.in/chicken-shagoti/ ...

Our Gavli Bhaji and Soongta Hooman masalas are now available in smaller packs. Good opportunity to sample two of the authentic, unique splice blends of #Goa. womenoffatorda.in/shop ...

Quick and easy biryanis with our Goemchi Biryani masala. An ancient and authentic biryani blend that fuses elements of Goan Hindu cuisine with Muslim cuisine. Created by the women of the Chandrawado locality of Fatorda. ...

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Soumitra Wadalkar

I simply love these masalas. They are wonderful.

Soumitra Wadalkar, Mumbai

Cassie Silveira

I really liked the spice powder it was good I have already used thrice and the curry was loved by my family.

Cassie Silveira, Sancoale Goa

Crisologo Furtado

We loved every thing we cooked and will order again and again…. Have also sent to family in Germany… This is a taste of home… Thank you and continue the good work.

Crisologo Furtado, Chinchinim, Goa

Sanjay Nirmal

“I love them! That’s why I’ve bought a lot again! Thanks to the biryani masala I have rediscovered the joy of making biryani at home as the traditional process was just too time consuming.”

Sanjay Nirmal, Bangalore

Roy Cardozo

“I live in the USA. I tried the Mutton, Aamso Tikkso, and Gavli Bhaji and they are excellent and way better than the other packaged Goan masalas that we get over here. My only regret is that you are not able to export this high quality product.”

Roy Cardozo, USA

Nanda Majumdar, Mumbai

“The masala is so convenient and easy to use because it is a complete blend that needs very little additional work on the dish. Well packaged, with recipe guidance, the product stays fresh without losing an iota of taste for a very long time in the refrigerator.”

Nanda Majumdar, Mumbai

Sanjay Rao, Bengluru

“The amazing thing is that the masalas are all you need. Very little ingredients are necessary to prepare these dishes. The heavy lifting is done by the masalas and they are so easy to cook.”

Sanjay Rao, Bengaluru

Dr Sraboni Bhaduri, New Delhi

“These masalas are absolutely lovely. The taste and the flavors are rich and nuanced. On my recent trip to Goa I had a chance to compare the taste with the local eateries and I have to say these masalas are richer in flavour.”

Dr Sraboni Bhaduri, New Delhi

Asha Chitre, Mumbai

“I like the masalas, the packs, and above all the concept of great Goan masalas created by women who are trying to find their footing in society. There’s nothing not to like! Just go for it is my comment!”

Asha Chitre, Mumbai

Raveena Sekhar, Bangalore

“Cuisines of the Kunbi and Gavli community were a revelation to us after being in Goa so many times! Excellent discoveries. Our family is hooked to them. Thanks a ton!”

Raveena Sekhar, Bangalore

Shilpa Sawant, Mumbai

“Looks international, tastes like home. That’s how I will describe the masalas. If you can’t travel to Goa, try the masalas, it will take you there! Good show!”

Shilpa Sawant, Mumbai

Shreya Jha

“Love the idea behind the Women of Fatorda masalas, and love the masalas too.  I tried some unconventional recipes with them and they were yummy. Recommend to all those who love good food!”

Shreya Jha, Mumbai

Amba Hegde Bhat, Pune

“Another important thing that I liked about the brand is that it empowers the Goan women of different communities who have created these masalas using their ancestral recipes.”

Amba Hegde Bhat, Pune

Deepa Kumar, Bengaluru

“Masalas that turned me from an average cook to a master chef in under 15 minutes. Super simple recipes with ‘finger licking’ good outcomes.”

Deepa Kumar, Bengaluru

Nirmala Dias, Navi Mumbai

“Superb taste! Just like home cooking. Hope you up come up with more Goan varieties. Very nice packaging too.”

Nirmala Dias, Navi Mumbai

Dr Ashita Phadnis, Thane

“Just wanted to say your spices are superb, totally out of this world. We’re enjoying each and every preparation. Thank you so much, hope you keep enticing our taste buds forever.”

Dr Ashita Phadnis, Thane

Suggested Recipes

With Kunbi Xasti

Who doesn’t like pakoras? Nothing can be as delicious as a hot plate of your favourite vegetables or meat fritters…

With Caldin De Camerão

Caldin is comfort food. The word Caldin is derived from the Portuguese ‘caldinho’ which means broth. It is a simple …

With Vindaloo De Goa

ur Vindaloo de Goa masala is a spice blend recipe that goes back generations, and handed down within families, and …

With Pedne Shagoti

When in doubt, use eggs. So goes the saying. Eggs are underrated when it come to hosting parties because …

With Fisherman’s Barbeque

Chicken drumsticks are a very popular cut of chicken because of its solid bone, high flavour and fat content…

With Green Recheado

Anchovies are small fish which in Konkani language are called Velio, and are extremely popular not only in Goa but…

With Gavli Bhaji

Batter fried Eggplant (Aubergine) is a common accompaniment with meals or as a snack in most parts of…

With Soongta Hooman

Fish curries are an indispensable part of Indian cuisine, especially that of the coastal regions where the sheer …

With Kunbi Xasti

The traditional spice blends of the Kunbi tribe, the original inhabitants of Goa and the Konkan region, is unrivalled…

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