They are delicious patties that make a great appetizer. Although, traditionally made with beef they can be made with any kind of minced meat like chicken or lamb. Can be served plain with some hot tomato sauce or put in on a bun to make a good sandwich.
This world renowned dish is the best example of the Portuguese influence in Goa. The name itself in Portuguese is called "Vinho de alho" which literally means "wine of garlic" although traditionally made with pork it is now prepared with chicken, lamb and even shrimp.