Mangalore cucumber, jackfruit seeds and colocasia leaves in a Konkani style masala (Magge, Bikand, Alva Ganti Sukke)
Mangalore cucumber, jackfruit seeds and colocasia leaves in a Konkani style masala (Magge, Bikand, Alva Ganti Sukke)

Mangalore cucumber, jackfruit seeds, colocasia leaves in a sweet, spicy coconut masala is a seasonal Konkani speciality, prepared during the rainy season.

Pineapple, Mango In A Spicy, Sweet Coconut Gravy (Avnas Ambe Sasam)
Pineapple, Mango In A Spicy, Sweet Coconut Gravy (Avnas Ambe Sasam)

A popular Konkani summer salad, with pineapple, mangoes and grapes in a coconut based gravy which is sweet, spicy and sour.

Ripe mangoes in a sweet, spicy side dish (Ambe Gojju)
Ripe mangoes in a sweet, spicy side dish (Ambe Gojju)

This ambe gojju is hands down the simplest and the yummiest side dish you can make with mangoes! It's spicy, sweet and made out of ripe mangoes.

Raw Mango Pickle (Ambuli Nonche, Karmbi Nonche)
Raw Mango Pickle (Ambuli Nonche, Karmbi Nonche)

Nothing beats some homemade, fresh raw mango pickle, made of freshly pickled raw mangoes. Easy to make, this pickle is called as karmbi nonche in Konkani.

Tender Cashewnut Side Dish (Bibbe upkari)
Tender Cashewnut Side Dish (Bibbe upkari)

An all time Konkani favourite is bibbe upakari, a stir fry made of tender cashew nuts with ivy gourds and potatoes. Customary side dish for the Ugadi festival.

Brinjal In Tangy Sauce (Gulla Bol Huli)
Brinjal In Tangy Sauce (Gulla Bol Huli)

Gulla bol huli is an accompaniment for rice, a side dish that's tangy, spicy and lip smackingly yummy! Gulla bol huli is usually prepared using matti gulla.

 Eggplant/Brinjal Bhajji (Gulla Bajji/gojju)
Eggplant/Brinjal Bhajji (Gulla Bajji/gojju)

Roasted eggplant is a great accompaniment with rice/pyaj, prepared using matti gulla, a special type of eggplant/aubergine/brinjal found in udupi/mangalore.

Chinese Potato Stir Fry (Kooka Upakari)
Chinese Potato Stir Fry (Kooka Upakari)

Chinese potato stir fry (Kooka Upakari) is a Konkani favourite. A simple but great side dish.

Malabar Spinach In Spicy, Tangy Coconut Chutney And Curds Gravy (Vali Mosuru Bajji)
Malabar Spinach In Spicy, Tangy Coconut Chutney And Curds Gravy (Vali Mosuru Bajji)

Malabar Spinach In Spicy, Tangy Coconut Chutney And Curds Gravy (Vali Mosuru Bajji) is a cooling, healthy, yummy side dish to go with rice.

Malabar Spinach In Coconut Chutney (Vali Sasam)
Malabar Spinach In Coconut Chutney (Vali Sasam)

Malabar spinach in coconut chutney is called as vali sasam in konkani. A very healthy side dish, great accompaniment to go with rice. Comfort food at its best!