Food in Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri is a small town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Though small, it’s an extremely food focused place with fresh local seafood and very tasty food. Here are the list of the places serving good food in Ratnagiri.
This’s Konkan food at its best. Spectacular range of seafood and absolutely fresh. The rawa fried prawns was stunning and very very fresh. The kombdi vade’s a very unusual local interpretation of the South Indian methu vada. It a fluffy fried puri made from rice, urad dal along with chana dal, jowar and a flavouring of methi seeds and the hole in the center makes it look almost like a methu vada, which’s more of a breakfast dish/snack, while the kombdi vada has been skilfully adapted as a bread to accompany curries.
Gopal restaurant was a good find in Ratnagiri. Small, but creatively done up. The food was quite stunning and the Sol Kadi, one of the best I’ve had till now. The mutton fry was to die for and the fish was beautifully spiced and fried. I ate like a pig. पेट was full and mind was fully satisfied.
This’s a superb seafood and local cuisine restaurant at Hotel Vivek. I also wanted to try the vegetarian food in Ratnagiri and that’s what I had at Lajjat. I ordered the vegetarian thali and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The pomfret that I ordered along with the thali was very very tasty. Ratnagiri’s indeed both a vegetarian and seafood lover’s dream destination.
Kohale pak at Helkar sweet shop
This was an unsual sweet I discovered in while roaming around in Ratnagiri. Kohale or Ash gourd (petha in Hindi) is usually hung in front of houses to ward off evil. Its also cooked in sugar (more like caramel consistency) to make the mildly-sweet-very-unusual-but-tasty Kohale pak. Though made with the same ingredients, the Kohale pak is very different from the Agra-wala angoori or dry petha.
Location and directions to these restaurants for food in Ratnagiri
Happy hunting good food in Ratnagiri and chow-chow!
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