Malvani Ho To Aisa !

Malwani Food


Be it Korean, Mexican, Italian or Burmese fare you crave, good ol’ Pune has it all! So, this week, let’s look a little closer to home and fish out the eateries dishing up the finest Malvani food.
Whether it is a Paplet saar, Bangda fry, rawa Bombil or delicious Solkadi you seek, city restaurants rise to the occasion! Head on over to one of these eateries and savour the true taste of Malvan.

Coconut Grove Resto-Bar
If you crave a sumptuous prawn gassi then Coconut Grove is for you. Equally popular is their Surmai Gassi, which is rich and tickles all your tastebuds; while the Surmai Tava Fry is to die for. Binge on their Bombil deep fry to kickstart your meal if you’re feeling peckish. This place seldom disappoints. Puneite’s who love Manglorean fare have also been spotted drooling over their chicken Manglorean ghee roast.

Where: Maldhakka, Camp
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 1,200


With a no frills ambiance, Signature is known for mouth-watering food and long queues over the weekend. Savour their fish pudina tikka and tandoori pomfret, but don’t give their prawns kolivada a miss! The Malvani Prawn Curry is the main highlight of this place that you simply must try.

Where: Lulla Nagar
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 800


Fish Curry Rice
This place clearly believes that the Devils’ in the details. Right from their Puneri patya to their inimitable seafood offerings, Fish Curry Rice aims for perfection. Their specialty is Konkan food with a thali that lets you choose between fish or crab as the main variant. So tuck in to rava fried Surmai, Bangda and kolambi gravy or Tava fry kolambi. Their Kismur (shrimp chutney) and authentic Solkadi shall have you salivating in seconds!

Where: Law College Road
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 1,050


Be it the Surmai Tikka or the Rawa fry you order, this place shall take your tastebuds to seafood heaven. Their prawn curry and Amboli are created from fresh produce that you can pick out. When you stop by Nisarg, do give their Crab soup a try for it is flavourful and one-of-a-kind!


Where: Erandwane
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 1,300


If you’ve seen lots of Puneri autorickshaws advertising Kokkita, then head on over to this seafood paradise. Graced with a beautiful ambiance Kokkita beckons to you with babbling fountains, twinkling neon lights and aquariums. Dig in to some delectable curries from Malvan as you listen to soft music for a fine evening.

Where: Hadapsar
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 750


Tucked away in Bund Garden, this place serves up excellent Bombil Fry along with Koliwada Prawn and Malvani fare that satiates every foodie’s palate. Also, their Crab Masala is a must have if you adore shellfish.

Where: Near Inox, Bund Garden Road
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 1,400

Aditi Balsaver

Aditi Balsaver

A rapacious reader and animal lover, Aditi is a traveler on weekends and a writer at night..
Aditi Balsaver