Origin of the term Goda:
The term "Goda," which is a pun on the Marathi word "Goad," which means sweet, relates to the masala's sweet and delicate flavour. The masala can be added to many different types of curries, dry subzi, dals, etc. The stone flower, also known as "Dagat fool," is one of the primary elements that stands out in flavour from others and is crucial for producing a distinctive flavour.
What is Goda Masala?
The special spice mixture used in Maharashtrian cooking is called goda masala. It has a distinct perfume, a little sweet taste, and a flavour that is slightly pungent.
Many Maharashtrian recipes, including amti, matki usal, misal pav, bharli bhendi, tondli chi bhaji, etc., use this goda masala as their base or major component.
Sesame seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, cinnamon, red chilli, turmeric, cloves, and cardamom are all part of the enticing mixture known as goda masala. These spices are roasted and processed into a fine powder along with coconut and coriander seeds. This masala can be prepared in bulk and kept, like all other spice blends, in an airtight container for a longer shelf life.
Health benefits of goda masala:
Goda masala aids with digestion, relieves sleeplessness, helps during common cold, and also treats skin conditions. Turmeric in the goda masala has proven health benefits of turmeric may reduce the risk of developing any heart-related illnesses. Elaichi lowers heartburn and reduces nausea, gas, and hunger. In addition, clove has been regarded as a healthful spice with positive health effects since ancient India. Clove oil is utilised for digestion improvement, treating scrapes and bruises, and curing toothaches, just like cinnamon oil.
Similarly, asafoetida is a spice that can treat a variety of stomach-related issues, including upset stomach, intestinal worms, intestinal gas, etc.