I don’t know how many of you have had the opportunity to try out Goa sausages or Chorizo sausages. I love them. I’ve heard that flavor wise the Portuguese chouriço sausages are very similar, the Goan ones are supposedly a spicier variant. You can read more about the different types available here. In Goa its very easy to source the locally homemade sausage links which are sold in the local markets. In Mumbai, its not that easy. But we do get some packaged, branded variants like the popular Joao’s or Costa’s. My favorite brand is Barry & Jules. It has less fat but is a lot spicier than the others. The sausage is so flavorful that it needs no more spices or herbs. This chilly fry is a simple preparation but is packed with flavor and spice. So you can omit the additional chilly. Enjoy this with some soft hearty white bread. In Goa, its eaten with pao, a local Goan bread.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do 🙂
Spicy Goa Sausage Chilly Fry
1/3 packet Goa sausages, taken out of casing and chopped 1/2 tbsp. oil 2 onions, chopped 1/2″ ginger 4 curry leaves 2 green chillies, chopped in to 3-4 pieces 1 tomato, chopped 1 large or 2 small potatoes, cubed
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion, curry leaves and chillies and sauté till the onions have softened. Add the finger and sauté till the onions have browned.
Add the tomatoes and continue cooking till they have softened.
Add the sausage meat and let it fry a little and release its flavors. Once the aroma has released, tip in the potatoes. Stir fry for a couple of minutes.
Add a splash of water, not too much, cover and cook till the potatoes are done.