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My favorite Konkani recipes – Top 10

This is a collection of top 10 authentic Konkani recipes, my favorites. These are like ‘must have’ in our homes, the ones that I grew up with. Many listed here are so popular in my native coastal Konkan region that they deserve a special mention on Aayi’s Recipes. This by no means is a final list and There are many more Konkani recipes on the site.
Give them a try and enjoy the unique flavor that comes with these.


  1. Dali thoy – Simple dal with seasoning that goes best with rice, favorite to most Konkanis
  2. Kolmbo – A Konkani style sambar, again favorite to most Konkanis
  3. Muga mole randayi – A must in devals (temples) functions, weddings and thread ceremonies
  4. Airawat – A sweet, sour and spicy delicacy, taste to remember
  5. Gajbaje – Another amazing randayi, a tough competitor to Muga mole randayi
  6. Soyi polo – Breakfast in many Konkan homes, a favorite of kids and adults alike
  7. Biscuit ambado – Konkan style vadas, a must in most functions, weddings and festival feasts
  8. Pathrode – Coastal delicacy made from Colocasia leaves – Unforgettable taste
  9. Jeer mirya kadi – A konkan style kadhi to savour with rice
  10. Kadamb – An idli like dish made with Cucumber – a favorite in the rainy season

Non-Vegetarian – Chicken, Sea-food, Eggs

  1. Khubbe/tisre vade – A konkan style clam vada
  2. Sukkil sungta kismuri – A dried shrimp chutney
  3. Alle kande ambat – A fish curry with Ginger and Onion flavor
  4. Tepla ambat – An amazing fish curry with a special pepper flavor
  5. Sungta hinga udak – A shrimp gravy, konkan style
  6. Kurle ambat – A crabs gravy
  7. Fish fry – A fish fry
  8. Chicken gravy – A traditional chicken gravy
  9. Egg curry – A konkan style egg curry
  10. Khubbe/tisre ambat – A clams gravy with a unique unforgettable taste




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  • Ashu October 28, 2007, 11:59 pm

    Yummy list Shilpa! Makes my mouth water by just reading about them! :D

    • PRiyanka March 15, 2014, 11:48 am

      Why only you… we too

  • Anjali October 30, 2007, 1:20 am

    Looks like sweets are not in your top ten list…

    Shilpa: Ohh..I can’t believe I did that again :). Will update the list.

  • Sandhya October 30, 2007, 6:18 pm

    What about khotto and shevai? Its definitely in my top ten list:)

    Shilpa: I need to update this list…There are too many…

  • Nupur October 31, 2007, 5:22 am

    Such a delicious list! I have tried klmbo, and love it…now I need to work my way thro’ the list. You are so awesome for sharing these recipes!!

  • Arun Shanbhag November 7, 2007, 9:13 am

    Love this compilation!
    Tepla ambat is one of my favorites! It can be with ‘sungat’ o even the veg version with potatoes, or peas!
    Give me tepla ambat and i’m a happy camper! M’s first love is ‘pathrodo’!

    Heh, what do you think of “kadgi chakko” and any of the sukke’s, like bhende sukke?

    Sukil sungata kismur – yumm! hopefully I will get to try some of that on this visit! :-P

    Shilpa: Tepla ambat is one of my hubby’s favorites too. Give it to him anytime and he loves it. I will have to add a lot to the list. May be will change the name from Top 10 to Top xxx :).

  • reshma November 8, 2007, 10:12 am

    Hi Shilpa, this is the best konkani recipes.. i love them.. miss being in goa and miss my moms cooking..

  • Prachi Pai November 17, 2007, 2:19 am

    I like tepla ambat and kokam kadhi very much .

    Shilpa,this collection is awesome.I had been to my native place near Honavar (Mugwa) this June and had Ambey Humanney after a long time. Reminded me of my annual visits there every summer, when I used to relish that.It was really mind blowing

  • Deepa December 6, 2007, 1:42 am

    Hi Shilpa, Greetings frm Mumbai! I can never make up my mind which I like more, your site or the yummy dishes-both are so good. I have been seeing it for almost two years now and it is wonderful to see how it has grown! I also refer it to any one who has a requirement. Keep it up and I hope some day I can also have such a satisfying site. Loved your art work too. I am not a very regular visitor but saw it last time. I’ve given a link in one of my post too. Rgds, Deepa

  • Sam Wagle December 6, 2007, 3:38 am

    I love this website

  • Anisha December 12, 2007, 12:21 pm

    hey shilpa…

    m here in switzerland since few months..and havent got all mixie and stuff bac frm home..so amgele coconut maslache recipe kami karche ..though i use coconut milk sometimes..but still dont get that authentic taste..and now i feel like having tamboli yaar..but wid thin cocunut milk tht wont be done rite?cud u plz suggest smthing abt this?

    Shilpa: Anisha, I feel a blender would help till you bring your mixie. I had a blender for over a year which I used for everything before I bought Sumeet mixer. Consider buying one blender, they are usually available for cheap. I agree, tamboli might not taste well with coconut milk

  • Nivedita December 20, 2007, 1:16 am

    Hey Shilpa,
    Thanks so much for the lovely recipes…comes very much in handy to a newly married girl like me who knows not a think about authentic amchi cooking…
    keep up the good work!!!

  • Subhash December 20, 2007, 5:59 am


    It is good…

    Best regards,

  • Divya January 3, 2008, 4:14 am

    hey shilpa..ur simply amazing….m so proud dat u’v got a website wid amchi recipes..its d first time i had a luk at ur website..
    i love gajbaje…had it 4 d first time durin ganpati last yr…
    i gess u cud add madganne(channa dal kheer) to ur top ten recipes rite?!

  • neelam January 3, 2008, 3:31 pm


    I like your recipies. Can you give some Mexican food recipies(vegi)

    Thank you

  • prax January 19, 2008, 3:38 am

    u must be a saraswat — good for me and my sis cause my mum can take a breather …..
    nyways searching stuff from the raschandrika is quite boring …

    for anisha
    dealers in crawford mkt mumbai that also ship the sumeet akm world over i think plus braun is pretty good as my sis uses it — i think u could use shredded coconut and milk together they are a mean combo or the next best thing

  • vidya January 24, 2008, 1:41 am

    good recipes.since iam a konkani i find it very useful to find the exact recipe in ur website.there can be no mistakes at all.all ur recipes r outstanding .thankx a lot for ur wonderful work and hope to see many more recipes from u.

  • prakash naik January 26, 2008, 3:11 pm

    1.khubbe/kalva curry………………yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyammmmmmmmmy liked by me and curry lovers in UK.

    2. Chicken Curry………………same taste as my grand mam use to cook…thanks.

  • Sangeeta February 4, 2008, 6:03 pm

    This site is simply amazinggggg……
    the pictures and methods and tips listed on each recipe is simply outstanding….
    Keep up the good work

  • Shrinivas M K February 8, 2008, 12:00 am

    hi shilpa

    its really good to see your 10 konkani receipes. by just reading these receipes i felt like i am in karwar.

    u can add some of my favorites to this list like

    Ukadile kurle
    Binda kadi

    keep the good work of spreading konkani receipes to world.

    u are really doing some different and good work after leaving bangalore.

    -Shrinivas M K
    Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • Swarna Mahadevan February 15, 2008, 9:39 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Browsed the web for sambar powder receipe and found ur website.eventhough the sambar powder ingredients were different from the one we use in Tamilnadu,I was very excited to see the konkani dishes. b’cause i am a manglorien born and brought up in chennai currently living in Uk.My all time favorite is pathrado. will definetly visit ur site for any doubts in konkani receipe.keep up the good work.

    Best Regards

  • Pooja Kamath March 1, 2008, 12:20 am

    I loved reading thru the Konkani recipes. I am a Gsb, married to a Konasta Brahmin boy..recently got married…and was missing amchigele food…went thru the net..and found ur site…

    Keep up the good work…

  • Poornima March 3, 2008, 9:01 am

    Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!!ur recipies remind me a lot of home.
    Mom in a kannidiga n dad is a konkani.So u see am addicted to all ur recipies.
    Now a days when i feel low n gloomy ,thanks to the never ending winter here in the u.s.
    I just check ur website n iam all cheerfull again.
    Keep up the gud work.
    Rgds Poornima.

  • Indira Mallya March 9, 2008, 3:29 pm

    please post me dooda khadi recepie .

  • Ganesh Shenoy March 14, 2008, 3:19 am

    Great wotk shilpa!!! all the above list you have made are my favourites, may be every konkani living in this planet.

  • Sneha Pai March 14, 2008, 7:01 am

    Hey Shilpa,

    the main receipe is not there, I am relating to San Polo ie ingredients as know rice, chana dal, cabbage.

    Actually, I wanted complete and appropriate proportion so seek your advise.

    Kindly advise.

    Shilpa: Sneha, this is a list of 10 recipes that I like. There are many more on the site. Sanna polo is also on the site under “dosa corner”.

  • g.pai March 27, 2008, 10:53 pm

    dear shilpa
    my wife was preparing a fish dish called ‘ kolai’. she was frm mulky. she is no more. however i tried, the same taste could not achieve. i will write the recipe here.
    10 mackeral/ 20 sardines of medium size
    1.) coconut grated+required amount of red chillies +tamarind +salt to taste
    grind coursely without water and keep the masala separately
    2.) chop one big onion and 3 green chillies and ginger piece 1″ length into small sizes
    3.) mix the masala with the chopped onion,green chillies and ginger and make a good paste(no water)
    4.) stuff the mix well into the body of fish both inside and outside
    5.) keep the shallow frying pan on the fire and heat it with he edible oil. place the stuffed fish one by one on the pan .Wash the residue with water and pour the same slowly onthe fish placed in the pan
    fry the same with small flames.as the water evaporates go on adding oil till it is baked. Turn over the fish one by one without allowing it to be burnt.
    serve hot with rice.
    This is how i do this item now .Of course ,tastes superb.
    however ,If anybody knows this recipe correctly, pl inform the enhancement in the quality.
    g. pai

  • Kavitha April 4, 2008, 2:40 am

    Hi ,

    Happend to see this site and very much delighed to see there is a link my favourite konkani recipes.

    I would be trying out obbattu and will let you know as ugadi is coming soon.

  • swati April 10, 2008, 11:38 pm

    too good….
    all my favourites are on the list….
    hmmmm… my mouth started watering….
    look forward to prepare all these by myself by looking into aaye’s recipes!!!!
    one more of my favourites is all kinds of poha…. goddacho masale pittecho… mirsang bhajilo… valli mairsangicho….easy to prepare n yummy to eat n good for health…

  • satish anaokar April 13, 2008, 2:17 am

    thank you very much for helping for jeere mirya kadi, though it was my first time, but the out come was fantastic

  • Pratima Prabhu April 29, 2008, 5:48 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    It’s a good list, but I feel you missed out “Chana Ghashi”, “Kadge Chakko”, “Chana Dali Madgale”, “Pattoli”, “Shevai”. Anyways, its a good effort and I just thought I will update the list. It’s in no way a crticism.

    Shilpa: Pratima, All the recipes you have mentioned are on the site.

  • maybelles mom May 11, 2008, 8:04 am

    great list–in my childhood household, I would say many of these, but thandle upkari and batata upkari were regulars and bakri was a breakfast regular.

  • Lakshmi May 15, 2008, 1:38 pm

    I really enjoy cooking your authentic Amchi randayos. I was waiting for recipe of Chow Chow. I normally make my style but this time i will surely try your recipe & give u the feedback. Let me know if i can send some recipes which i would like you to share with others. I will write them to u then u can put it in your blog. Once again thank you for superb recipes.

  • akshaya May 24, 2008, 3:13 am

    hello maa’m,
    i really like the way u presented ur website.. its really good… n its good to see our most of the konkani dishes over here… since i’m in starting step of this cooking… it really helps me to see to this n prepare for tommorrow… thanks a lot……

  • Vinetha June 6, 2008, 9:11 pm

    I want to prepare all dishes. I remembered my childhood. The touch of my
    mother in these receipes.Awesome. Thank you.

  • M.G.Kamath June 15, 2008, 7:32 pm

    1. KuvaLe sasam is great. It is a popular curry at Manjeshwar Temple and many prepare it on Shashti Day (Nov-Dec). Kanara style is more sour (KumbaLkai huLi) since coconut is replaced with buttermilk. Last year I had a bumper crop of kuvaLe. This year we have relocated to Gastonia, just sow the seeds. People use Ghardudhi (soraikkai or bottlegourd) and prepare sasam too.
    2. Pleased to know that you have a green thumb – vaaLi plant looks great in your garden.
    3. Art campus is lovely addition. Try metal embossing on Heavy Duty Al foil. Stuff cotton at the back to get more thickness/depth.
    Gastonia NC (relocated from Morristown TN)

  • Chandrakanth Shenoy July 4, 2008, 11:34 am


    My name is Chandrakanth, from Manipal (near to Udupi), and i love Amchigele / Konkani food. I am now staying away from house … faroff in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), away from home. Never cooked food in life time, just started learning. Found this site very very useful, started cooking food from recipe on the site. Very happy to find konkani food recipe on internet. The food i prepare cannot beat my mom’s recipe, but happy i have mastered quite a few of them.

    Thank you. Keep the good work going.

    Chandrakanth Shenoy

  • Indira July 31, 2008, 4:04 am

    Please give me recipe for “Dudakhadi” a konkani sweet.TX.

  • Purnima Brahmbhatt September 16, 2008, 6:06 pm

    Hi, I am Gujarati & one of my friend in college days is Manglorien Konkani & I love konkani food a lot, I always use to eat at her house, after marriage I move to Chicago & I forget Konkani food (not taste) but I don’t know how to cook. After a long time accidently I found this site & thanks a lot now every weekend I try new Konkani dishes & my whole family love this food.
    I regularly visit this site
    Thanks a lot for delesious receipies
    Purnma Brahmbhatt

  • Deepti November 2, 2008, 4:19 am

    I liked ur recipe …please send somemore tasty recipe like this…

  • JAYALAXMI NAYAK November 29, 2008, 1:33 am

    Please send me the recipe of Dalimbe Votte (Pomegrenate rind) kadi.


  • Blanche November 29, 2008, 4:48 am

    MMMM yummys! when i just read about them.
    Now time to make christmas sweet(kuswaar)and iam looking for riceflour ladoos recipe.Any body knows how to make? I remember my grandmother uset to make when i was in india.

  • N Kannan February 20, 2009, 10:46 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes. I love cooking and have been looking out for the konkani food ever since. Usually one went to the restaurants but in a place like punjab where food=Tandoori, difficult to get this taste.
    As a after thought it will be really great if you cam suggest alternative to some of the difficult to get spices.

  • AVINASH March 1, 2009, 5:15 am

    THANKS A TON !!!

  • Simon Lasrado, Bangalore, India July 3, 2009, 11:33 am

    Dear Madam,
    Please send the recipie of all veg and non veg foods.

    thanking you for your co operation.

  • Anjana Shanbag October 14, 2009, 2:59 am

    I am a South Kanara GSB married to a NK GSB. Slurrp! Slurrp! I chanced upon this website and I got a chance to learn recipes to please my husband’s tummy…

  • Arvind Prabhu December 9, 2009, 1:13 pm

    All my favourites… and I love bototya song too.
    Update this list please… to top 50 or something.
    Launch your book, show or something.

  • Irvin Seever July 11, 2010, 2:44 am

    Thank you for posting these recipes! I’m a new vegan and am on the lookout for new ideas. I’m having such a difficult time. I keep getting cravings for meat. I miss chicken nuggets so much :( Do you have any suggestions or fake meat recommendations? I’ve tried Morningstar products, but didn’t really care for it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Mrs. Vaishali pai March 24, 2011, 3:57 am

    Hi I am Konasta Brahmin married to GSB . As per my knowledge Biscuit ambado is only for shradha purpose so u cant make this in festivals. is it true?? pls let me know.

  • Bhagya July 18, 2011, 4:00 am

    hi, thank u for posting these recipes. i am veg and my husband is non veg. u helped me.
    thank u

  • nithya nayak July 31, 2011, 12:03 pm

    i love these recipies

  • Ashwini pai November 14, 2011, 8:26 am


  • Marilyn February 4, 2012, 12:16 am

    Thanks a lot for these recipes, they r awesome. keep up the good work. :) peace

  • Chaitali Shanbhag March 1, 2012, 6:16 am

    Great receipes & very awesome.Great work.

  • kiran shirali May 4, 2012, 6:52 am

    aamchi gele recepies are awesome,any body from any caste would say kya baat hai,after tasting our recepies,some recepies are without onion and garlic,still tasting very very good….

  • Govardhan Kini June 7, 2012, 2:35 am

    Thondanthu Uddak Aile

  • Deepa Koppikar July 28, 2012, 7:14 am

    I am proud that a Chitrapur Saraswat has put up some of our well known dishes, specially Jir miryachi kadi. I was just browsing for a recipe of chicken biryani when I came across your site. I tried it out and it was really awesome. Thank you Shilpa.

  • Kasturi N Mallapur October 18, 2012, 4:43 am

    I had a look at some of your recipes – inspired me to cook amchi dishes. Thanks for the wonderfully authentic amchi recipes! :)

  • Vishal Pai October 29, 2012, 8:46 pm

    Yummy…if you plan to start a restaurant in the US someday I am willing to relocate to your town!!!

  • sandhya November 7, 2012, 3:56 am

    hai was searching for the recipe frm pumpkin which is called dudhya khatkhato n made in temples for samradjanas….if u cud pls help me in this matter.saw som where in ur description that u know som of the recipes frm karkala so thought of trying here …will waut for ur reply thanks

    • Shilpa November 7, 2012, 11:29 pm

      Sorry, don’t have it now, will look for it

  • Harish November 20, 2012, 4:02 am

    List is so yummmmmy!!! :D

  • Damodar December 10, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Yummy list

  • Shruti March 25, 2013, 1:25 am

    hey shilpa … I was looking for tirphal’s english name n landed on your site. :) I was so happy to find that you have all authentic konkani recipes :D . I am a goan and most of the sites that i have browsed through have tampered konkani recipes :(

    Gr8 writing!! :)


  • Anna Shane May 9, 2013, 2:57 am

    My friend is a maharashtrain and we were colleagues, we worked in a office in Mumbai. We have kept in touch. I enjoy reading his emails in which he writes about the different maharashtrain foods his wife cooks for him. I now live in Melb Australia. I came across your site and loved and enjoyed looking at your receipes. I thank your mother very much for all the inspirational receipes. Those were the days of good food and health. My grand mother was goan and i enjoyed her cooking though i was just a small kid. Thank you very much Shilpa.


  • ishani May 10, 2013, 1:12 pm

    hey thank you Shilpa..your list of konkan food is vast and very helpful..i am a beginner and learning konkan food…

  • Nitin rao June 2, 2013, 7:14 am

    Your ambat was excellent. Do you have recipe for raja (mackerel) sukke.

  • Nikhil.D.Chandawerkar June 28, 2013, 9:20 pm

    First of all Thank You very much for the recipes, as I had never heard such dishes in our Konkani food. Great.

  • Muttaqui August 22, 2013, 1:41 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    I love to cook food and i had try ur some dishes, its really good in test its like my friends to, i expected some more dishes with veg, in konkani style….


  • Amchige Randapa September 26, 2013, 11:27 am

    Nice blog .You make nice and interesting recipes .For more Amchigele(Konkani) recipes visit my blog here ,


  • sameer baadkar June 28, 2014, 9:03 am

    hi shilpa i liked Kurle ambat its yummy our karwar style !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Manasi Shenoy July 1, 2014, 4:52 am

    I am a working professional from Mumbai and it gets difficult for me, even after staying in India, to decide the Menu for the day. And that’s when your exhaustive website with fantastic snaps comes handy. A quick search through and my menu for the week is made in a jiffy. The quick fix list mentioned here is actually “Food Therapy”. Good Job done there, Shilpa. Thanks for making it easier, yummier and very nicely catalogued!

  • deepika sawant July 14, 2014, 1:54 am

    these are gsb style recipies..karwarche recipies are totalky different…ghavna ,pej,vatanya shak..,patoli,tisrya ek chippe to name a few..

  • jitendra kamat October 25, 2014, 7:34 am

    Very nice post…. I have made a document of most of the common konkani breakfast and lunch items…if anyone needs let me know.

    Jitendra kamat

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