Malvani Bombil Ani Kombdi

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Malvani Bombil Ani Kombdi
Malvan is a coastal area in Konkan, it has its own unique way of cooking food. Malvani cuisine integrates coconut liberally in their cuisine in various forms such as grated, dry grated, fried, coconut paste and coconut milk. Malvani cuisine is the official cuisine of the South Konkan region of Maharashtra, complete Goa and some northern parts of West Karnataka. Though Malvani cuisine is mainly non-vegetarian, there are many vegetarian delicacies. Malvan is a town in the Sindhudurg district on the west coast of Maharashtra. Many masalas have dried red chilies and other spices like coriander seeds, peppercorns, cumin, cardamom, ginger, garlic, etc. Some dishes also use kokum, dried kokam (amsul), tamarind, and raw mango (kairi).The Malvani masala, a form of dried powder masala is a potion of 15 to 16 dry spices. This masala is roughly grounded and stored in jars to be used when required. The blazing seafood curries may be a bit spicy for some eaters but are very delicious. The Malvani cuisine is very similar to Goan or coastal South Indian cuisine. The cuisine; especially the seafood dishes are quite popular in the city of Mumbai. Some of the most famous and mouth watering dishes to be tasted for sure are;

Sol kadhi is a pink coloured appetizer made from the kokam fruit and coconut milk, and is known to be calming for the body.

Kombdi vade or murgh malvani consists of chicken pieces with bones, vade (like a puri, which is a fluffy, fried bread of wheat flour) & onion

Malvani mutton curry is a highly popular dish across the region and is known for its use of various spices in its preparation.

Bombil fry or Bombay duck fry is a popular dish in the north Konkan region. The fish is layered with semolina and crisp fried and served with spicy and tangy sauces.

Phanasachi bhaji is a popular and exotic vegetarian dish, made from jackfruit, chillies and spices.
Kaju chi aamti is a spicy veggie curry with ground cashews.

Dhondas or cucumber cake is a baked preparation made from cucumber, rava and jaggery.

Ghavan is a fried pancake and is especially popular in the Sindhudurg district. Its net like appearance gives it an attractive look.

Khaproli is a sweet dish popular in southern Konkan and comprises a pancake dipped in yellow sweet juice.

Tandalachi bhakri made of rice flour is the Malvani equivalent to the Maharashtrian jowari bhakri.

Malvani malpua is a sweet deep-fried delicacy, very famous in Maharashtra.


We are in fact the experts of preparing the Konkani foods knowing the cultures and traditions of coastal Maharashtra and always been fond of experiencing the Konkan’s beaches and its cuisines every now and then. Serving our guests the Konkani foods have been our legacy as we are brought up amongst Konkani neighborhoods and always have had chances to taste the fiery and spicy sea food of Konkan.