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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 various women Self-Help Groups that represent the Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Tribal communities of Goa and Konkan. These recipes go back hundreds of years and are handed down generations within families and communities, and carry the aromas of the region’s rich and eclectic cuisines.The Women of Fatorda is both the product of our strong desire to showcase Goan home cooking, and our ambition to empower women to seek and attain 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 or colours. They are all 100% vegetarian products.
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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I simply love these masalas. They are wonderful.
Soumitra Wadalkar, Mumbai
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
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
“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, Bengaluru
“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
"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
“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
"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
“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
“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, Bengaluru
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Superb taste! Just like home cooking. Hope you up come up with more Goan varieties. Very nice packaging too.”
Nirmala Dias, Navi Mumbai
“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