I’m sure you might have read the first part where we talk about some yummy and delicious authentic malvani dishes. I would love to know if you have had any of them before.

If I had to pick my personal favorites from the list it would be Khaproli and Shirvale 🙂

People here believe in good home-cooked food and a healthy lifestyle which results in a healthy body. Some of the everyday essentials often used to cook are freshly grated coconut (people hardly use dry coconut or it’s often used along with fresh coconut for added flavor). The other essential is rice and rice flour – We have Rice for lunch and dinner and rice flour is used to make fluffy bhakri, ambolya, and ghavane. Malvani masala – This masala is made by locals and can be easily consumed by elders or kids. So the food isn’t spicy but has a unique flavor of its own.

Olya Kajuchi Usal

Cashews are a staple ingredient in every household, thanks to our very own cashew trees! This dish is a seasonal summer treat we prepare at home. It’s a completely different experience from restaurant-style Kaju Masala – there’s no comparison! The kaju usal is a coconut-based thick gravy that goes best with rice bhakri. Read this blog about Olya Kajuchi Usal.

Mori masala

Every seafood dish is unique here but I would like to highlight this one called Mori masala. Mori is a baby shark and it is consumed fresh as well as dried. Both have a distinct flavor. This is made in thick coconut gravy and tastes great with rice/ragi bhakri. Some of them even have them with Malvani Vade. I don’t like it much but it tastes good so seafood lovers can try this authentic restaurant here.

Khaproli/Ras Poli

Khaproli takes a lot of time and effort but it tastes like the best healthy Maharashtrian dessert. It is best to be consumed for lunch as it is heavy to digest. Khaproli is consumed with fresh coconut milk that has jaggery in it. It is a tedious process as the poli aka dosa has to be made beforehand with a pinch of turmeric. Khaproli is not easily available in restaurants so only locals prefer to cook this so try this in small food joints or ask your homestay owner to cook some for you. Read here.


The traditional healthy version of sweet rice noodles. These are steamed so probably best to eat them hot 🙂 Shirvale is like pure magic. The feeling of having desi-sweet noodles is unmatched! The best thing ever. We have not made this in the house but I’ve had it before here. This one is made with traditional wooden tools to achieve thin noodles.


The Maharashtrian favorite is majorly available with every thali here in Sindhudurg. Best consumed as a post-meal drink. Read more about Solkadi here. This works best for acidity issues.

This blog is a part of #BlogchatterFoodFest where I will write on 5 interesting food topics between 10th June 2024 to 20th June 2024. Stay tuned to read my other articles about food.