Tarkarli is a fast-growing tourist hub and has become the preferred location after Goa in the past few years. Tourists from all over the world visit this place annually; Tarkarli has beautiful white sand beaches, serene backwaters, silence, greenery in nature, and many other attractive sites like traditional markets, temples, and forts in the nearby villages and city. Moreover, features like snorkeling, dolphins, and scuba diving are popular here. There is also a variety of food in Tarakali that tourists should try out.
Kombdi Vade is the famous Konkani dish prepared on occasion. It is a spicy chicken curry made of chicken with a mixture of coconut, fried onions, garlic, and ginger. The Vade is composed of cucumber and mixed flour of wheat, gram flour, rice, even dal, etc. This dish is a completely packed, wholesome dish.
2.Malvani Chicken Curry
Malvani chicken curry is a spicy coconut-based curry made using the Malvani masala. The base masala made with onion coconut is ‘Vaatan.’ The Malvani masala adds a unique flavor and taste to the curry. Malvani Masala is readily available in many local stores and for six months. The chicken is well-cooked in this Malvani masala and up to its taste.
This dish also has a special place in the heart of Malvanis. It’s called – Kala Mutton(Black Mutton Curry). The curry for its black/dark brown gravy without using Haldi or red chili powder. The special sauce uses coconut, giving the curry a raw, smoky flavor that balances perfectly with the whole spices.
4.Tawa Fry Pomfret
For fish fry, prepare a delicious stuffing with coconut, green chili, fresh coriander, ginger, garlic, etc. A mixture of Red Chili Powder, Malvani masala, Garam masala, Kokum angel, etc. for coating. She coated the fish with this masala and stuffed the green stuffing inside the fish.
5.Stuffed Pomfret Fry
This fish is famous among all fish lovers because of its texture and taste while eating. Generally, we fry fish stuffed with green or red masala paste. But this fish is loaded with neither green nor red masala. We use a stuffing of onions, tomatoes, green chilies, ginger, pepper powder, and a dash of lemon juice. Small fish, such as small prawns or baby shrimp, are often stuffed, making it tastier.
Amba vadi is the pulp of mangoes. Then, the collector collects mango pulp from ripened yellow mangoes. Then, that mango pulp is cooked on gas on a medium flame for 20 minutes, adding some cardamom powder and a little sugar. Once prepared well, set it in a dish, leave it to dry in the sun, and cut the dried mixture into small pieces; you will get vadi. Amba Vadi is a favorite from school-going children to young adults.
Khaprolis is a sweet dish from Maharashtra’s coastal region, Konkan. It goes with Garnacha ras, sweetened and spiced coconut milk. It’s similar to pancakes but with a uniqueness of its own. It is a traditional sweet dish made during festivals in different parts of Konkan.
8.Jackfruit (Fanasachi Bhaji)
Phansachi bhaji recipe is a stir-fried vegetable made with onion and tomato. It is one of the best seasonal dishes to make in the summer – like jackfruit and cashew nuts. It is a simple vegetable dish yet tasty. This vegetable tastes good with rice flour Bhakri or daal-chawal.
Mango is a seasonal and delicious fruit that all people in the world love. But the mango in Kokan has a special place and taste in the people’s hearts. Hapus is the breed of mango which is grown in Kokan. People also plant mango seeds of this particular type as the environment is entirely suitable for growing here. Hapus is a delicious and mouth-watering fruit of hard work of one year.
10.Kala Chicken Masala
All Malvanis also love this dish. It’s called – Kala Chicken masala. The curry for its black/dark brown gravy without using Haldi or red chili powder. The special sauce uses coconut, giving the curry a raw, smoky flavor that balances perfectly with the whole spices. The marinated chicken is added to this masala and cooked. This dish is just yummy, made on special occasions, and often eaten with Vade.
Gulgule are deep-fried traditional sweets famous in Kokan. They are crispy, spongy, tender, and yummy to eat. To prepare Gulgule, you need wheat flour, milk, jaggery, and start cooking. It is a simple yet healthy dish as it increases your body’s protein and starch intake. This dish is something you should try.
12.Prawns Rice (Kolambi Bhaat )
It is the most delicious and lip-smacking dish. Prawn rice is similar to prawn biryani, but this one is quick to prepare. It has King prawns, which are larger. Marinate the cleaned prawns and Prepare the masala for the prawns rice with khada masala, onion, tomato, Malvani masala, garam masala, and some other spices and cook them for a few minutes, then add marinated prawns. Cook them together and have it.
13.Malvani Fish Thali
Fish is the staple food here. They have large varieties of fish food, which people mainly like. People here mandatorily try these fish dishes loaded with delicious fish, rice, and sides. This thali is a whole combo of meals for lunch or dinner. Whenever you visit here, try various thalis over here.
Solkadhi is a type of drink, an appetizer mostly famous in Kokan. The drink contains coconut milk added with extracts of goa butter tree(kokum), which turns it pink. Add a pinch of salt and sugar to level up its taste. It is primarily famous in Kokan and Goa.
15.Indian Mackerel Curry (Bangdyacha Kalwan)
Bangda: Mackerel is one of the Konkan area’s most common readily available fish. It will prepared using coconut and tomato paste. The paste is stirred fry, and the piece of fish in it is ready until it cooks and served hot with bhakri or rice.
Ghavane is the primary dish in Kokan, mostly eaten for breakfast with tea or chutney. It is a straightforward dish and easy to prepare. It is time to prepare dishes at home for breakfast, so most Kokanis prefer to have them for breakfast. If rice flour is ready, add water and salt, brush the pan with oil, and cook it on a low flame-like dosa for making Ghavane quickly, with the help of a particular type of pan made of rock. It is yummy and straightforward to dish.
Prawn fry is a simple yet flavorful Indian seafood side dish made with Indian spices and herbs. The marinated prawns with masala, Haldi, and spices are ready to fry. This prawn fry is a heavenly treat for fish lovers. It tastes excellent with rice dishes or as a simple starter for most non-veg meals for lunch and dinner.
Malvani Amboli is a Maharashtrian version of uttapam. This dish follows similar ingredients that in dosa. You can also have it with chutney, mainly enjoyed with non-veg items Like Chicken and Mutton Curry. Generally, I eat for breakfast with some chutney. However, it can enjoyed as a main meal with spicy Kala Chana Amti (Black Chickpeas Curry) or chicken curry.
19.Stuffed Crab Masala
Stuffed Crabs are yet another masterpiece food to eat. You can prepare this dish by adding oil to a pan and roasting the onions until golden brown. Then add coconut and burn everything in the same pan until dark brown. Cool completely and grind to a smooth paste. Add masala to the crab’s inner side and then tie them with thread. Set for marination and fry or grill it.
Naralachi vadi is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe. You can also add khoya in Naralachi Vadi. It is generally Narali Purnima or Raksha Bandhan in Maharashtra. It is made by gratifying the coconuts and cooking it with milk, cardamom powder, and dry fruits. After cooking, it is set on a plate and made cold. After cooling, the mixture is cut into diamond-shaped or square pieces and served to it. These are the ultimate sweet dishes popular in Kokan.