The family and I were in Goa a couple of weeks ago and during this time, I was constantly trolled by a friend, because I wasn’t eating a dish called Choriz Poee, basically spicy Goan sausages / chorizo with a local bread called poee. In my defence, not a single restaurant served the stuff!
On our way to the airport for the return flight home, I found a shop selling locally made rosary sausages, which are so much nicer than those in packets. Ranging in price from INR 2.50 to INR 25 per link, the fillings in these include pork skin, fat and meat, depending on the price. We also stopped by a small bakery, trying to find some pav, and found these two cats with gorgeous eyes and permanently fluffy tails. We didn’t find any pav though. A storm had caused power issues, and that prevented them from kneading and baking. Woe is me.
Once home, fearing more merciless poking by said friend, an Andhra boy BTW, we quickly cooked them.
- Boiled the lot
- Removed the meat from the casings.
- Boiled the casings in the residual water to get every bit of fat and spice in there.
- Reduced the residual water
- Fried onions separately
- Added all the sausage filling plus some potatoes to the reduced residual water. Then added the onions fried separately.
The poee I made wasn’t really poee. More like leavened (yeast), thick, whole wheat phulkas. Made it on the gas and puffed them on the naked flame. All they had in common with poees, were the pockets.
The lot was then put on a plate along with a chopped up omelette, sent photo to abovementioned troll/friend. Phew. :D