Gobi Manchurian: The fast food Gobi Manchurian, which is widely accessible from Indian street sellers, is the subject of debate in Goa. It is now prohibited in Mapusa due to the severity of the issue. According to reports, there could be a variety of causes for this, including the use of artificial colouring and poor hygiene. Still, Goa has previously outlawed Gobi Manchurian.
Mapusa’s Manchurian Ban
Media reports state that Gobi Manchurian is no longer allowed at Mapusa, Goa, stalls or programmes. Last month, at the temple programme, Councillor Tarak Arolkar stated that the consumption of cabbage manchurian should be prohibited. The demand made in opposition to the Fusion dish was likewise approved by the entire council.
Mormugao Municipal Corporation was directed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discontinue selling cabbage manchurian during the Vasco Sapt Mela of Shri Damodar Temple in 2022. The FDA also conducted cleanliness raids on the booths erected at numerous Goan fairs.
MMC President’s Perspective
As per a story published in the Times of India, Priya Mishal, the president of MMC, expressed that the councillors believed that the sellers were not using hygienic conditions and were using synthetic colours to manufacture Gobi Manchurian. This is why the issue of this dish’s prohibition came up. He informed the vendors that they were not allowed to offer Gobi Manchurian to anyone who had come to request authorization for the stand.