Eat Like The Locals Do At Seethalaya Bhojnalaya In Panjim, All Under INR 170

Amrita posted on 10th December

Ten-Second Takeaway

For a taste of Goan Hindu style thalis and fish curries and fries, eat where the locals do — at Seethalaya Bhojnalaya in Panjim.

Chow Down

Special Fish Thali, Bombil fry

Sip On

Sol Kadi, Beer

Winning For

Fresh seafood and many choices {from King fish to lady fish and prawns to shark fish}, value for money and their dry fish curry.

Lowdown On The Ambience

Much more simpler and unpretentious rather than its fancy sibling — Cafe Bhosle — two doors down {the same folks own both restaurants}, Seethalaya gets busy during lunchtime and is filled with locals. The male population is prevalent here with the occasional family scene. the firs floor restaurant is basic, clean and comes with small but comfortable seating.

What's On the Menu?

A basic fish thali here costs as little as INR 110 and comes with a crazy, good dry shrimp curry, fish curry, boiled rice, and sol kadi. The special thali offers choices of fish such as King Fish, prawns, and more. Our special thalis came with a bowl full of fish curry gravy with little sardines cooked in it and perked up with mangosteen, rava fried prawn and King fish accompanied the thali, stir fried gourd cooked with fish eggs and boiled rice. The rice soaked up the tangy flavours of the fish curry so well and we also loved the rava coated and fried prawns.

For those who get scared of fish bones, King fish and prawns are your bae. We had no such fear and also tucked into a fiery rava-fried Bombil {Bombay Duck} slathered with red chilli paste and then rava coated and fried. We washed down our spicy delicious thali with some sol kadi, which supposedly acts as a digestive. Beer will also go along happily with all that fried fish.

So, We're Thinking...

Don’t bother with the Chinese and Indian offered on the menu here. Really, why would you when in Goa? Stick to the seafood and thalis and you won’t regret it.

Price: INR 110 for a basic thali and INR 170 for a special fish thali.