India is blessed with a vast coastline, stretching for thousands of kilometres along the eastern and western side of the mainland. This is one the reasons why the coastal recipes coming out of these regions have an amazing variety. However, with the fast-food trend that is catching up in most parts of India, we have really forgotten the beauty of authentic food.

Here are some of the coastal delicacies from the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, and Kerala, so that the next time you’re in the coast, you’ll know just what to try.

1. Sol Kadi

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Prepared using chilled coconut milk with dried kokum and roasted garlic, it is supposed to be a Konkan’s favorite drink to trigger an appetite.

2. Basale Pakoda

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These deep fried spinach pakodas are a popular Mangalorean starter.

3. Kane Kudla

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A delicacy from the coast of Kudla where ladyfish is simmered in a spiced coconut sauce in a traditional way.

4. Elaneer Payasam

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Made out of coconut cream and fresh tender coconut, and flavoured by adding various additives like kesar, cardamom, coconut, etc.

5. Pomfret Rava

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A Mangalorean dish where the fish is marinated in rava and shallow fried.

6. Pomfret Gravy

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The Pomfret is simmered in moderately spiced coconut gravy with raw mango.

7. Alleppey Fish Curry

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Fresh fish is simmered in moderately spiced coconut gravy with raw mango.

8. Squid Rava Fry

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The squid is marinated in rawa and shallow fried.


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