Famous Konkani Food | Lotus Eco Beach Resort

Famous Konkani Food

When you hear the words "food" and "Konkan region" simultaneously, all you can imagine is the rich spices they use, and your mouth waters! They have unique dishes with sweet and savoury flavours that will leave you craving more. The highlight of Konkani food is the extensive use of coconut, yet the flavours remain natural and subtle. Whether you're a fan of spicy food, flavoured rice or idlis, or love to munch on yummy snacks, Konkani food has got you covered!

oyster gravy served in a bowl

Sol Kadi

Sol Kadi is a tangy and pleasant drink prepared with kokum, coconut milk and a fragrant spice combination. This traditional Konkani beverage not only quenches thirst but also helps the body with digestion. The tanginess of kokum mixed with the smoothness of coconut milk produces an addictive taste that will leave you wanting more.

Buttermilk in glass

Bombil Fry

If you love seafood, Bombil Fry is a must-try Konkani dish. This fish, also known as Bombay Duck, is marinated with a spice combination, coated with semolina, then deep-fried to perfection. The end product is a crispy and savoury seafood delight that pairs great with steamed rice or as a side dish with your entrée.

dried fish dish


Patholi is a popular sweet dish in Konkani cuisine that is typically prepared during festivals and special occasions. These steamed rice dumplings are made by wrapping a sweet coconut-jaggery mixture in turmeric leaf and steaming them. The aroma of the turmeric leaf infuses the rice dumplings with a unique flavor, while the sweet filling creates a delightful contrast. If you ever visit the coastal region, you definitely should try Patholi!

dumplings on a leaf

Kombdi Vade

Kombdi Vade is a savoury dish made with a mixture of rice flour and grated coconut. These crispy and fluffy coconut pancakes are best enjoyed with a side of spicy coconut chutney or sambar. The combination of textures and flavours makes Kombdi Vade a favourite breakfast or snack option in Konkani households.

poori in oil

Bharli Vangi

Bharli Vangi, also known as Stuffed Eggplant or Bharleli Vaangi, is a popular Konkani dish that showcases the region's love for eggplants and flavourful stuffing. This delectable dish features tender eggplants stuffed with a tantalising mixture of spices, coconut and aromatic herbs. The stuffed eggplants are then cooked in a savoury gravy made from onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices. This allows the flavours to infuse into the eggplants, which are best enjoyed with rice or roti.

Brinjal curry masala


Another famous Konkani dish with high relatability to good old Tamilian sambar. However, this side dish is made with lentils and has a coconutty masala taste to it. It goes great with Kadamb (similar to steamed idlis) and is loaded with vegetables of all kinds to provide a wholesome package of taste and nutrition.

vegetable stew

Konkani dishes, all in all, are rich in flavours, spices and ingredients. Each word showcases the culinary prowess of the Konkani people. So, the next time you visit, don't miss the chance to indulge in famous food in Dapoli that will take you on a gastronomic adventure through the Konkan region.

During your stay in Dapoli, spend your holiday at Lotus Eco Beach, Murud Beach-Dapoli, District Ratnagiri for a wholesome stay. Our restaurant, Wadi, is a stunning beach shack with creative hand paintings around. The seafood prepared here is freshly caught and the taste is sure to imprint in your memory! The menu is vast and also inclusive of cuisines like Chinese and Indian. But that's not all. It’s not only the food you’ll enjoy, it’s everything, including the sea and garden-facing rooms, in-house adventure activities, swimming pool, children's park and more. Our hotel also has on-beach wedding facilities to celebrate the most important day of your life! Surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Arabian Sea, white sand and the people you love, book your dates with Lotus Eco Beach, Murud Beach-Dapoli, District Ratnagiri for a memorable wedding. You can also host other events like mehendi, Sangeet or reception at our banquet hall.