Why Mughlai cuisine?  Because its pleasantly piquant aromas and generous use of spices are enough to make heads reel. The Mughal rule in India from the 14th till 18th century left its footprints on the food available here. Goa is also one of the states where you can get these mouthwatering dishes. Here are some restaurants you should visit:

Niyaaz Restaurant

Niyaaz Restaurant, Bambolim, prides itself in its chicken/ mutton dum biryani. Another speciality of theirs is kebabs. The regular kebabs include chicken Nizami kebabs and malai kebabs. They have different kebabs on weekends like chicken chop kebabs. Various gravy dishes are available as well. Niyaaz also has desserts like malai phirni, gajar ka halwa, (carrot halwa), and falooda.

During festivals like Christmas, New Year, and others, they offer combo options with kebabs, biryani, dessert, gravy, etc. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned, has a clean aesthetic look, serene atmosphere, and good lighting. Other services/ facilities here include outdoor catering, a takeaway counter, and acceptance of bulk orders.

Location: Bambolim


Delhi Darbar

Delhi Darbar offers a great fine dining experience with the help of lip-smacking Indian food. For a great start, one can order appetizers like fish Amritsari, malai kebab, tandoori mushrooms, fish fry, paneer shaslik, etc. The main course contains hearty Indian dishes such as chicken kalimirch, veg jalfrezi, paneer kadai, chicken bharta, mutton ahcari, prawns masala, and much more. One can also get a taste of Oriental flavours with items like chicken 65, Shangai chicken, chilly potato, golden fried paneer, and gobi Manchurian.

Location: Arpora


Rasa the Essence

Rasa the Essence is a multi-cuisine restaurant. They serve dishes prepared in different Indian styles such as fish methi, rogan josh, vegetable makhni, jalfrezi, prawns do pyaza, mutton hara masala, lasuni fish, biryani, paneer sagwaaala, and much more. One can sample Goan food like chicken vindaloo, prawn curry, fish rawa fry, and balchao. Their Continental and Oriental dishes include lamb sizzler, calamari chilli, chicken Manchurian, seafood noodles, fish n chips, etc.

Location: Baga


Reis Corner

Reis Corner is a cosy multi-cuisine restaurant tucked away in Mapusa and ….. A wide variety of dishes can be found here. One can start their meal with appetizers like spring rolls, chicken lollypop, manchow soup, crispy prawns, and mushroom tikka. Many Indian dishes are served here such as chicken Patiala, mutton lamb chops, paneer burji, mutton xacutti, kebabs, chicken cafreal, vegetable kurma, chicken liver Bagdadi, biryani, and more. The seafood items include pomfret curry, chonak fry, fish thali, squids vindalho, prawn handi, etc. They also serve Continental and Oriental food like steak, noodles, sweet & sour chicken, chowmein, Manchurian, and fried rice.

Location: Mapusa


Earthen Oven

Earthen Oven Restaurant caters to Mughlai cuisine and other Indian food. They serve various enticing dishes from their oven such as skewered paneer tikka, tandoori pomfret, spiced tandoor vegetables, vegetarian kebab, saffron chicken tikka, kebab platter, Mahi tikka, and more. There are other Indian dishes as well like fish dumplings, prawn curry, paneer makhani, stuffed chicken breast, deep-fried eggplant, etc. Some of their desserts are rasmalai, gulab jamun, and pudding.

Location: Candolim

Written By: Sheryl Gonsalves | Nt GoGoaNow