Malvani & Konkani Recipes
Malvani cuisine comes from Konkan region of Maharatshtra and Goa. There is a town by the name of Malvan in the Sindhudurg region. Malavani food consists of a variety of vegetarian dishes but it is pre-dominantly non-vegetarian. Malvani food is influenced by Maharashtrian and Goan cusine. The Malvani people use wet and dry spices heavily in their traditional dishes. Fish dishes dominate the Malvani cuisine. The fiery seafood curries may be a bit too spicy for some people, but are quite tasty. The Malvani cuisine is very similar to Goan or coastal South Indian cuisine. Sol Kadhi is a pink coloured appetizer drink made from the kokam fruit and Coconut Milk, often drunk after particularly hot and spicy Konkani / Malvani meal as it is very soothing.
Both Malvani and Konkani cuisines are fish dominated. Malvanis use a lot of Masalas with Red Chilies and other spices like coriander seeds, Peppercorns, Cumin, Cardamom, Ginger, Garlic etc. Konkani cuisine although also consists of the 'Konkanastha Brahmin' style of food is quiet bland yet very tasty and vegetarian too.