Pakeeza is a homely, family restaurant run by a Muslim family, where the ladies do the cooking. Although they offer a limited menu, it is difficult to find a place at lunch time at this small eatery. They serve some delicious chicken and mutton biryani and a satisfying, home-style kingfish curry rice thali. The other two items available are veg thali and an impressive prawns thali, which includes some big, batter-fried juicy prawns with a coating of Goan spicy masala in a curry base. The women waiter also serve some raita on request. The taste is as close to home food as is possible, which they manage because they’re only open for lunch and by 3 pm, everything has been polished off. For beverage, you get some cold drinks.
31st January riad, behind Panaji residency, Fontainhas, Panaji, Goa