Banana flowers are used to make yummy chutney and tambli. Makes a heavenly lunch, when it is had with a bowl of steaming hot rice and with congee.
This is an age old delicacy prepared using pumpkin creepers and sprouted horse gram in a spicy coconut curry.
Instant cucumber idlis make a great breakfast with a coconut chutney. A quick, healthy breaky. Yummy replacement to boring idlis. No fermentation required.
Moogadali usli and phovu are a classic Konkani breakfast. It's a stir fry of split moong bean served with spicy, sweet, seasoned beaten rice.
Colocasia tubers called as kaale alva maddi make yummy fritters when shallow fried or deep fried. These are called maddi phodi and are a Konkani favourite.
Drumstick leaves and flowers are added to spicy, rice, lentil batter to make tiny dosas called sanna polo in Konkani. A great side dish for lunch, dinner.
Tender hog plums make yummy pickles. Here's a quick recipe to make yummy hog plum pickle at home. This is one type of pickle, that's dry.
Tandla vado are rice fritters, they are crispy, crunchy and a savoury snack. A few days before any Konkani wedding these vadas are made as part of the rituals.
Seasoned, steamed rice dumplings are called undi/oondi in Konkani. They are a popular Mangalore - Udupi breakfast. They are also called pundi gatti in Tulu.
A Konkani monsoon delicacy - thunder mushrooms called as gud gud alamba in Konkani, in a spicy gravy. This side dish is to die for and amazingly yum.