Goa on your Plate!
Goa is where my heart lies! It is where I grew up and where my childhood home is. I have wanted to showcase its fabulous food for a while now so without further ado I shall move on to the menu.
Green Chilli coated in spiced gram flour batter and deep fried.
Sliced potato coated in gram flour batter and deep fried until crunchy.
Spicy Goan Sausages (chorizo) cooked with onions stuffed in a Bap.
*Chutneys and Dips
The Xacuti is iconic. It is probably one of the most well known dishes in and out of Goa. It is made with slowly roasted coconut and onions, ground with a variety of spices.
The roasting gives it a wonderful smoky flavour that's distinctly different from other curries. Oh and not to forget ....this one is Hot Hot Hot!!
Chicken thighs marinated in a green masala paste made with coriander garlic spices and vinegar.
This is the Goan Hindu version of a prawn curry. Depending on season there is always some form of veg in it. My favourites are definitely okra and mooli.
*Cafe Bhosle Bhaaji
Cafe Bhosle is a local cafe that was established in the capital city of Goa, Panjim in the 1920s. The bhaaji pav that they serve at breakfast is legendary. This is the potato bhaaji as they have done it for years.
Chopped onion tomato coriander salad.
*Futi Sol Kadi
Sol is a sour fruit found in Konkan and Goa. There are essentially 2 types of sol kadi one made with coconut milk and one without. I'm making the one without which is wonderfully light. It is either drunk as is or eaten with rice.
*Served with Rice
This is a traditional Goan dessert made at Christmas by the Christian population. The cake is made with freshly grated coconut and semolina.
NOTE: This menu may contain nuts.
£25 + £1.75 booking fee
Special thanks to “Spices Of India” for providing the spices and other key ingredients used in this menu.
Please Note : This is NOT a BYOB event. However, there is a very reasonably priced bar at the venue.
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Wonderful taste of Goa
CinnamonCulture attended in August 2013,
reviewed on 13 September 2013
I have heard of Indian supperclubs for a while now, but never really had a chance to experience one. Being personally invited by a friend seemed like a good excuse to finally give it a go and I am very pleased I did. The whole experience has left a distinguished memory of a very personalized dining. Each course was introduced by the skilled chef(ni;) Nilanjani, who passionately spoke about origin of the dishes giving us a first taste of things to come. The tables' decoration was understated yet perfectly fitting within the Goan theme, which was a lovely addition to the ambience. Before arriving I was a little bit worried about joining a table of complete strangers for the whole evening. However, the lovely banter that ensued coupled with splendid personalities I was lucky to get to know, paired well with a beautiful food we were served. Chorizo was a surprise on an Indian menu, but then we ate Portuguese influenced Goan fair! Lovely, succulent, spicy - I wanted more but the plate was empty! The main course had it all - wonderful smoky Xacuti, flavoursome chicken and perfect prawns. My only quip - I wish I was given a doggy bag with the Damn Good Curry's Baath cake - truly magnificent dessert at the end of the meal had us all reaching for another piece! Thank you!
Goa on a plate
maritak attended in August 2013,
reviewed on 1 September 2013
I have never been to Goa but was transported by Nilanjani's wonderful dishes. The flavours were wonderfully balanced and both presentation and taste were second to none.
The venue is slightly off the beaten track but so well worth the find as it is a very comfortable bowling club hall, with a reasonably priced bar, filled with the mouth-watering smells from Nilanjani's cooking.
All dishes were excellently executed and delicious but my favourites were the Choris Pav's (accompanied with lovely home made chutneys) the Muotton Xacuti, the Prawn Curry and the Baath.
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!
Review for Goa on a plate
Shameem attended in August 2013,
reviewed on 31 August 2013
Nel, I loved your food ! The variety of flavours, the depth of heat of the xacuti, the home made chutneys, especially the tomato one! I also loved the way you came and talked food to us all, you not only put a lot of work into the preparation and cooking if the food, but the sourcing if really good ingredients too. All of this was very evident. The only thing I would ask more of is chilli ! Not only do I love it but my experience has shown me that people out there are ready for it too, so be brave and cook as you would eat, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the feedback!!! You can always balance one spicy curry with milder ones like you did last night. A big thank you for all, your hard work yesterday I really appreciate it!!