The highlight and specialty of Malvan on the Konkan coast is its seafood. Malvani fish curries have an assortment of gravies and an incredible number of combinations of spices and ingredients, as well as cooking styles.
To make this Malvani curry, firstly the fish needs to be cleaned and marinated with turmeric powder and a little salt and kept aside. Next, add coriander seeds, tuemric powder, dry chillies, and onion to heated oil and fry the mixture till the onions turn brown. Now this mixture, along with grated coconut, are to be ground into a paste.
This paste needs to be applied to the kept aside fish, which needs to be marinated for another 15-20 minutes.
Next, add the fish masala and red chilli powder to fried garlic flakes in oil and fry it for a minute before also adding 2 cups of water, the marinade and the marinated fish pieces. Allow this mixture to simmer on low heat until the fish is cooked. Enjoy with rice, a Malvani staple.