Did you know that Konkani is actually a mix of Goan, Maharashtrian and Karnataka cultures? That’s why you can actually relate their dishes as they are quite similar in preparations and spice combinations. Konkani Food Recipes are high on heat and spices, hence tread with caution.
Let us start the recipe article by mentioning a famous Konkani drink.
- Sol kadi– it is a very famous drink and represents the Maharashtrian side of Konkani flavors. It is made using coconut milk and aamsol. The plus point of this drink is that it cools down the digestive system and is an excellent remedy for acidity.
- Grilled fish Konkani style-Konkani masalas are a big part of Konkani Food Recipes which are hot and are used mildly in some dishes and the grilled fish is one of them. You will be amazed by the texture and taste the spices imparts to the dish and enhance the flavor of the fish. An exotic orange salad or even a simple salad can be used to accompany the dish.
- Feni and prawn ballad– yes, you guessed it right. This dish uses feni is a great way. The prawns are cooked in the famous Goan dish feni along with onions and red curry paste. This dish can be relished with rice and paratha.
- Shark Ambotic– Shark meat is quite a delicacy in Goa and is cooked in tamarind, red chilies, and other masalas. Ginger garlic can be predominantly tasted in the dish due to their generous use.
- Khatkhate– vegetarian dishes are also aplenty in Konkani food recipes and are made using coconut milk. On a typical hot day, you can see a goan enjoy khatkhate with fried fish and steamed rice. The dish is made using toor dal, coconut milk,triphala, and local vegetables.
- Steamed rice cakes/Sannas– Yes, Konkani food has its own rice cakes which are warm and soft. They can be eaten plain or with vindaloo and make great snacks or appetizers.
- Bangda Masala fry– A hot and fiery masala mix which incorporates coriander, cloves, cumin, the famous Guntur chilies, and coconut toddy vinegar is pasted on to the bangda fish which is fried to perfection. Steamed rice and a hot bowl of dal make this dish a hit.
- Ladies finger curry– Never heard of ladies fingers cooked in coconut. It is a very easy dish to make and very tasty. It is generally eaten with rice but it also goes well with parathas. It is a staple Konkani dish which is prepared on any day of the week.
- Prawn temparado– This dish is a unique combination of prawns, brinjal and coconut milk. It is easy to make and can be mastered quickly.
- Fish Recheado– Imagine a whole bog pomfret pasted with an amazing blend of tamarind, onions, spices, and tomatoes. Tasty right. This dish is very succulent and the fish head can be nibbled upon as well.
You don’t have to go to Goa to enjoy Konkani food. Just enter your kitchen and trying making a dish or two inspired from Konkani cuisine and give your menu the much-needed change.
Also read about 10 iconic Maharashtrian snacks you must try