Malvani cuisine is the standard cuisine of the coastal region(which in known a Konkon) of Maharashtra and Goa, and some northern parts of West Karnataka. There is a town by the name of Malvan in the Konkon  region. Malavani food consists of a variety of vegetarian dishes but it is pre-dominantly non-vegetarian. Although it is a independent cuisine,therefore  Malvani dishes is influenced by Maharashtrian and Goan cusine.

Among various  malvani dishes...Chicken  Malvani  or Murg Malwani is very popular  in coastal region  of Maharashtra.

Preparation Time - 45 minutes including  marination time
Cooking Time - 20 minutes 
Servings - 2 

Chicken (cut into medium  pieces  )-500 grams

Salt to taste

Ginger paste-2 tablespoons

Garlic paste-3 tablespoons

Cumin seeds-1teaspoon


Green cardamoms-5

Black cardamoms-2

Black peppercorns-6

Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)- teaspoons

Dried coconut ( khopra) grated-1/4 cup(if you do not have dried coconut. .then  can use fresh coconut  also )

Dried red chillies broken-5

Coriander seeds-2 teaspoon

Oil-1/4 cup

Onions sliced-2 medium

Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon


Mix chicken with salt, ginger garlic paste,2tsp oil and set aside in a refrigerator to marinate for ½ hour.

Dry roast cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, black peppercorns, poppy seeds, dried coconut, red chillies and coriander seeds till fragrant. Cool and grind to a powder.

Heat  remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add  onions and sauté until golden brown .

Add turmeric powder and salt (if required )  and mix.

Add  marinated chicken and remaining marination masala.Cook until raw smell of ginger  and  garlic pastes goes away.

 Add the powder masala (which we did roast and grind)and mix well,cook until  oil gets separated. ..if required add salt...

 Add 2 cups of water ..bring  it to boil,when the water will start boiling, simmer the gas and cook        till the chicken is done.

Serve hot with steamed rice.



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