India is a land of diverse cuisines and taste palettes. But, each and every one is unique and satisfies every bit of your taste buds. And, when one or two culinary variety from neighbouring States blends into one another, then the new and innovative recipes have the best of everything. One such combination is the Malvani recipe, which brings in together the delicacies of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa on a single plate. They are rich in flavours and aromas, contains the wonderful taste of seafood, and of course, the right flavour of coconut.
Since, this cuisine is everything that a food lover would love to eat, there are many well-known restaurants who serve authentic Malvani dishes, especially spread over different parts of Mumbai. The city is known for its wide variety of food joints, and Malvani cuisine is definitely one of them. Check out the 5 restaurants, which you ought to visit if you want to savour amazing Malvani recipes.
This place is known for their sumptuous fish thalis, which includes a whole range of dishes. Apart from these, dishes like Malvani Oyster and Barlela Pomfret have traditional Konkan flavours, which are a must try. The cost for two people INR 400-500 (approx).
Along with amazing Malvani food, this place also serves a few drinks. The Prawn dishes are their main attraction. This small place is a perfect one for Malvani food and drinks, and within an affordable cost of INR 250 for two people.
Gajalee, Lower Parel and Vile Parle East:
As the name suggests, this place has the perfect ambience for conversation. A mix of Konkani and Malvani cuisines, they serve the best of Bombay Duck Fry, Prawns Masala and Tandoor crab. It might be a heavy on the pocket (around INR 1000), but it is definitely worth it.
JP’s Lunch Home, Goregaon East:
A traditional Malvani place, where the friendly staff is always there to guide you through the menu card. Their Bombli Fry, Surmai Thali and traditional komdi vades, and at a reasonable cost of around INR 250 for two people, will make you come back to this place, whenever you want to enjoy Malvani food.
Chaitanya, Shivaji Park:
If you are looking for home-made Malvani food, then this small place will steal your heart. Housewife Surekha Walke and her team make sure that you are satisfied at heart along with their stomach too. Their Tisriya (clam) Masala is one of the best in the city. You can enjoy all this and much more at around INR 400 for two people.
These places specialize in authentic Malvani dishes, which are loved by the natives and anyone, who loves to experiment with different cuisines. There are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, however Malvani recipes are dominated by seafood and a variety of fishes. Coastal recipes with strong spices and flavours makes Malvani cuisines something to crave for every food freak.