Malvani cuisine, like Malvani Konkani, is a variation of the Karwari and Goan cuisines. The fiery seafood curries may be a bit too spicy for some people, but are quite tasty. Sol Kadhi a pink coloured digestive drink made from the kokam fruit and coconut Milk is often accompanied along with hot and spicy meal as it is very soothing. Although dominated by seafood there are a few veg specials too in Malvani cuisine.
Like the language and culture, Malvani cuisine is also a dialect of Konkani cuisine. Although an independent style in its own right Malvani cuisines overlap Maharashtrian and Goan culinary styles. Seafood dishes dominate Malvani cuisine it does boast of some vegetarian delicacies. The use of coconut in Malvani food is liberal in all its froms; grated, fried, paste and coconut milk.
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Malvani is the only culinary style in India in which boiled fish is used for the coconut-based curries. In most other regions and styles, fish is generally fried before being cooked into the curry.
A non-vegetarian dish 'Kombdi Vade' is a combination of trditional chicken curry and 'Vade' made of rice flour, and occasionally of wheat and Ragi flour.
Solkadhi is made from Kokum, the dried peel of the luscious red fruit, Ratamba or Garcinia, which the Portuguese brought into India along with chilies and potatoes. Solkadhi is a pink coloured digestive drink often accompanied with a hot and spicy meal