One of the specialties of Kerala is the variations in which one comes across in the cooking styles. This is even more evident when you travel to different regions and the Appam in Malabar style is a prime example of the same. These fluffy pancakes are a staple across the State and the Malabari variant of the same is a favourite among all our visitors.
Visit any Malayali household across the world and chances are that you can see delicious Chemba Puttu and Kadala Curry being served for breakfast. The aroma itself is mesmerising and by the time the first mouthful of soft puttu and spicy kadala Black Chickpea curry melts in your mouth, you will be transported to another dimension altogether.
Malabar Chicken Biriyani is a non-vegetarian rice dish that has taken over the food world. This delicacy from the Malabar region of Kerala is very popular, especially amongst Biriyani lovers.
An ethnic dish... Travancore Chicken Fry
Chicken Curry - a dish that can be eaten as a combination for main courses in breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Puttu is made by steaming rice flour along with grated coconut in a Puttu Kudam, a cylindrical container. Kadala curry is made by cooking soaked black channa Bengal gram with chopped onion, spices and tomatoes.
Bitter Gourd Fry or Pavakka Varuthathu is a crispy side dish generally eaten along with cooked rice. The bitter gourd fry along with dishes made of buttermilk is a good combination, as buttermilk helps to reduce the bitter taste.
The name Avial brings a smile to most vegetarians faces, primarily because of the taste and nutritional goodness on offer with this delicacy. It is usually a regular side dish at most meals across Gods Own Country. It is also a part of Sadya, the traditional vegetarian feast of Kerala.
A base of smooth rice interspersed with crunchy cashew nuts and thick ghee, swimming in pure coconut milk, is not a delicacy that many can resist. This is Ada Pradhaman, the delectable dessert of God's Own Country which plays a prominent part in the popular vegetarian feast, the Sadya.
An extremely tasty dish that enlivens every meal. Dry Fish Curry is among the most popular fish recipes in Kerala. Its strong and rich flavour has made it extremely famous among our visitors as well. Kerala style dry fish curry is unique in the use of spices and the recipe below has been compiled from kitchens across the State.
Erissery is a rich and healthy vegetarian side-dish, loved uniformly across God's Own Country. The nutritional value of this delicacy is elevated with the addition of traditional ingredients, especially turmeric, and is among the most savoury and palate-cleansing dishes available in all of Kerala cuisine.
Rice and ghee (ney) are both beloved staples in Kerala cuisine. Combine the two and we get a sumptuous dish with a deliciously creamy texture that is easy to digest, along with being a beautiful accompaniment to a plethora of dishes.
Most Keralites swear that the Idiappam and Egg Roast combination can go up against any breakfast cuisine from anywhere else on the planet. The steamed Idiappam, famous for its delicate texture, and the delicious broth of the traditionally cooked egg roast take one to taste buds on a wild ride that one must not miss at any cost.
Kaalan is among the most scrumptious dishes offered in any Sadya, Kerala's very own traditional vegetarian feast. It seamlessly blends together diverse ingredients like elephant yam, bananas, yoghurt, mustard and chillies with a unique spice mix in a delightful symphony of flavours.
Kappa and meen Curry, the anytime popular combination dish of Kerala.
Kappa or Tapioca, elevated and stuffed to the brim with traditional biriyani ingredients, spices, and techniques, is among the tastiest delicacies that Kerala has to offer.
Kerala Fish Cury is a spicy, flavorful and delicious tasting fish curry is one of the dish that almost all Keralites wishes to have for their lunch.
Kai Mezhukkupuratti or sauteed banana and is a side-dish best to have with cooked rice or Kanji.
Koottu Kari, a popular vegetarian Tribal Cuisine of Kerala.
This Chicken Curry preparation is rich in spice and embraces the rustic style of Kerala cooking. While it has variations in terms of ingredients used from the usual chicken curry, there are certain similarities that that strike a chord as you sample its scrumptious flavour. This delicious dish is perfectly complemented by rice and roti.
Mutton Biriyani is a non-vegetarian rice dish that has taken over the food world. This delicacy from the Malabar region of Kerala is very popular, especially amongst Biriyani lovers.
Olan, an easy-to-cook side-dish popular item in Kerala Sadya.
Pal Payasam is a sweet and creamy dessert, normally considered the highlight at the end of every meal and celebration across Gods Own Country. This divine mix of rice, milk and sugar livens up every feast, and its delicate use of exotic ingredients like cardamom, nuts and raisins truly elevates the dish.