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Sausage Fest: 10 Creative Goa Sausage Dishes in Mumbai

4 Apr , 2016  

Smoky and spicy with a great vinegary kick, Goan choriz or Goa sausage perfectly captures the flavours of its home state. In Mumbai, you can try it at any Goan establishment (New Martin Hotel, Gables, and Snowflake come to mind), buy it (try Jude Cold Storage) and fry it up at home, or eat the increasingly popular choriz pao at any number of places including The Social, Monkey Bar, and SodaBottleOpenerWala. But what’s great about this ingredient is, no matter how strong and smoky its flavour might be, it’s insanely versatile.

Here are some of the ways Mumbai’s restaurants are incorporating good ol’ choriz into their menus:

Aam Aadmi Eggs at Monkey Bar
Chef Manu Chandra loves Goan chorizo, a fact that is evident in his repeated use of it on the Monkey Bar menu — not that we’re complaining. While the Aam Admi eggs don’t come with it unless you ask (and you really should), Goa sausage is the perfect topping for this spicy Texas toast that comes covered in a zingy tomato chutney, green chillies, cheese and eggs.

Bonus: At Fatty Bao, Chef Chandra pairs oysters with chorizo, adding a great smoky dimension to this slimy seafood.Fine Dine Love

 

Goan Chorizo Pot Rice at Monkey Bar
A different take on the popular Goa sausage pulao, Chef Manu Chandra’s Goa sausage pot rice is flavoured with green chillies and coriander.

Also try it at: Imbiss, where the already legendary chorizo rice comes topped with a fried quail egg.

Image used for representational purpose only

Image used for representational purpose only

 

Goa Sausage Mac ’n’ Cheese “From the Skillet” at The Sassy Spoon (reserve now)
There’s something about Goa sausage and cheese that just works — and at Sassy Spoon, the already decadent mac and cheese is taken up a notch with piquant chunks of Goan choriz and served straight from the oven, bubbling hot, oozy, and delicious.

(Picture credits: Mumbai Foodie)

(Picture credits: Mumbai Foodie)

 

A Date with Goa Sausages at The Social
The jury’s still out on this weird combo, but adventurous eaters need to try this at least once — dates stuffed with Goa sausage and topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

Image used for representational purpose only (Picture credits: Social)

Image used for representational purpose only (Picture credits: Social)

 

The Goan at Bombay Salad Co.
You don’t need to be a health nut to dig into Bombay Salad Co.’s salads, and The Goan is proof of that. A lovely warm salad that comes with fava beans, mixed lettuce, and grilled zucchini and peppers, it’s the succulent chunks of Goa sausage perfectly offset by bocconcini and a balsamic vinaigrette that makes this a crowd favourite. If that doesn’t sound good, you can also opt to build your own salad with Goa sausage as one of the ingredients

(Image credit: Anisha Bangera)

(Image credit: Anisha Bangera)

 

Bunny Pao at The Bombay Canteen
What do you get when you cross choriz pao, a Goan street food favourite, with South African bunny chow? The Bombay Canteen’s Bunny Pao! As delicious as its name is adorable, this is a hollowed out loaf of bread brimming with a Goa sausage and spinach filling. Adding to this is the array of toppings it comes with, including chopped onion, chilli, and microgreens.Fine Dine Love

 

Goan Chorizo Bagel at The Bagel Shop
The chorizo bagel at The Bagel Shop is a legend in its own right. Cream cheese goes a long way to tone down the spicy Goa sausage without overpowering it, showing us once again that cheese and chorizo is a match made in heaven.

Also try: the delicious chorizo burger, one of the best burgers in Mumbai.Fine Dine Love

 

Chorizo Pasta at The Bagel Shop
If pasta is your carb of choice, The Bagel Shop does an addictive dish of penne tossed in Goa sausages with olives, tomatoes, gherkins, and basil to add a touch of much-needed freshness to this smoky, flavourful dish.

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Chorizo Sandwich at Smoke House Deli (reserve now)
Smoke House Deli’s chorizo sandwich is a must-try for Goa sausage lovers. Grilled multigrain bread sandwiches a piquant mix of locally sourced chorizo and Goa sausage with onions, while a spread of mayo flavoured with a touch of fat from the sausages holds the whole thing together.

(Picture credits: Kalyan Karmakar)

(Picture credits: Kalyan Karmakar)

 

Homemade East Indian Sausage Fry at Villa Vandre
Not actually Goan choriz (the dish calls for its less spicy East Indian cousin instead), we’ll let this one slide because it’s delicious and the perfect cure for a heavy night out — fried East Indian sausages on a bed of mashed potato, topped with a fried egg. Mop it all up with some pao for an instant hangover cure.

(Image credit: IndianFoodFreak)

(Image credit: IndianFoodFreak)

 

Fry it up and eat it with some pao, toss it with pasta, add it to a sandwich or pizza, have it with nachos and cream cheese, bake it in an omelette, garnish a salad with it — is there a dish Goa sausage can’t improve?


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Freyan Patel is a Mumbai-based freelance writer who nourishes her fixation with good grammar by writing high school-level English textbooks by day and fretting over typos in tweets by night. She also indulges her unhealthy obsession with food by eating, dreaming of, and occasionally writing about it in her free time. She likes funny people, reality TV, words that are fun to say, pina coladas (but isn't too keen on getting caught in the rain), and anyone who gets her references to corny retro songs.

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