KERALA FOOD AND CUISINE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT MISS WHILE IN KERALA

Located on the tropical Malabar Coast, Kerala is a state like no other. It is every traveler's dream, and for the foodie community, it poses to be something close to heaven. Famously knows as “The land of spices, Kerala’s rich culture is vividly established in its food. The food here is usually eaten on a banana leaf, and most of their dishes are infused with exquisite combinations of spice and fresh coconut.

  • Sadhya - traditional vegetarian feast of Kerala usually served as lunch on Banana Leaf. Along with Rice sadhya consists of many side dishes like  Erissery, Avial, Koottukary, Olan, Mampazha Pulissery (  Mango  Pulissery), Sambar, Kichadi and a different Variety of Payasams.

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  • PUTTU and KADALA CURRY: Puttu and Kadala curry is a famous vegetarian breakfast savored in homes and restaurants alike, across this Southern region of India. It is made of rice powder mixed with coconut and water and then steamed in cylindrical steel or coconut shaped mold. You can have this cuisine with kadala curry, ripe bananas, and grated coconut!.  Puttu is enjoyed in two contrasting ways – either with a spicy curry of black chickpeas or with small yellow bananas and sugar.

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  • Idiyappam with Curry: This cuisine is also known as Noolappam in Kerala. This famous dish ‘Idiyappam’ is made of rice flour, salt and water with a number of thin strands or sevai entwined together to give a beautiful texture to this dish.

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  • Appam: made of rice powder, coconut milk, coconut water, and a little bit of sugar. It looks like a thin pancake-like bowl with crispy edges and can be enjoyed any time breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be combined with vegetarian gravies such as stew, and sometimes also mango pieces.

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  • Podi Pathiri : There is extensive variety in pathiri but this is the basic one. Specific to northern Kerala, Podi Pathiri is eaten with either fish or meat curry. Since it is made of rice flour, which is more delicate as compared to wheat or refined flour, the dough must have the right water-flour proportion. The boiling ensures that you get supple dough, which yields soft pathiri.

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  • Payasam: Payasam, Kerala’s favorite dessert, contains very simple ingredients. A lentil or cereal cooked in either milk or coconut milk, sweetened with sugar or jaggery, flavored by cardamom and dry ginger and garnished with cashew nuts.

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  • Karimeen Fish: A dish where the fish is wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed, there are many other delicious variations as well. You can enjoy your karimeen fried, simmered in a wonderful coconut gravy or grilled with Southern spices.

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  • Aval Puttu - A sweet dish made with pressed rice that is usually made during festivals. This is a very simple snack prepared with aval and jaggery.

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  •  Kozhukkata: The sweet rice flour dumpling filled with a mixture of grated coconut and jaggery is similar to the modak - a snack popular in other parts of India. A plain version without any filling is also a common breakfast dish in Kerala. 

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  • Malabar Chicken Biryani: A well-cooked chicken and Basmati rice along with the Kerala special spices will take your imagination of Biryani to the different level. A complete meal that can be had for lunch or dinner, Malabar Chicken Biryani is famous and must try dishes in Kerala.

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  • Dosa-Sambar: This is one of the famous dishes in south India. This is made with rice and sour spicy curry.

3 Comments

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    Hotel CityClub
    24 Jun 2023

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    FoodDoz
    FoodDoz
    08 Jan 2024

    Thanks for the blog.

    FoodDoz
    FoodDoz
    08 Jan 2024

    Thanks for the blog.

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