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.
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 legendary Chiratta Puttu and Cherupayar combo is considered a match made in heaven by vegetarians across the globe. The delicate and soft Chiratta Puttu is cooked inside the chiratta or coconut shell and takes on its shape. It is the perfect base for the rich and spicy ingredients of the Cherupayar green gram to blossom. This has been a specialty and mainstay in homes across Gods Own Country for a long time
Kai Mezhukkupuratti or sauteed banana and is a side-dish best to have with cooked rice or Kanji.
Mango Pickle or manga Achar is the catalyst that helps elevate any meal across the planet. It is the spiciest variant of the dish yet. It is marinated and soaked in a wonderful mix that has made it among the most loved side dishes in the entire world.
Achinga Payar Mezhukkupuratti or the Kerala preparation of Long Beans Stir Fry is an all-season favourite side dish of Keralities which goes well with cooked rice and porridge or kanji.
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.
Sambar, a dal-based curry, is packed with taste and goodness and it uses a lot of vegetables. Sambar goes well with cooked rice and idli and dosa.
Theeyal is a curry, which has deep-fried grated coconut, coriander and red chillies as main gravy and is served with rice.
A combination breakfast of Idli with Sambar and Chutney.
Dosa is a popular breakfast item in Kerala and considered to be healthy. Cooked using rice and black gram ground together in a fine, smooth batter with a dash of salt. Dosas are served hot along with sambar and chutney.
One of the popular choices for any time meal is the Omelette. You can prepare it by adding the filling of your choice like green chillies, pepper, onions or even with a plain omelette.
Mutton Ularthiyathu, fry or roast preparation of Mutton and it goes well with Appam and cooked rice and even with Parotta.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kurumulaku Kanji or Pepper Porridge is a delicious dish that is finds its roots in Keralas tribal cuisine. A nutritious meal, it is the perfect combination of taste and health.
Palada Pradhaman combines the delicate richness of milk and butter with rice flour and a gentle splattering of spices to make one of the most beloved desserts in all of Kerala.
Visits to regional cuisine food across Kerala are never complete without tasting the scrumptious Pappadam. This round wafer made of black gram flour, either grilled or fried, is a staple seen with different meals across the country. Keralities prepare many varieties of dishes with this pappadam and here it is thoran that imbibes many of the local ingredients that add to its appeal.
Thal or Yam StemCurry is a delicacy of tribal cuisine and local preparation among the Kerala households. A delectable method of preparing yam stems, Thal Curry is an exotic dish that utilizes a rustic blend of spices.
Uppumavu, one of the popular breakfast in Kerala, is made of Rava, Vermicelli and also using broken wheat. People uses various kinds of seasonings and vegetables for making this delicious dish. The best combination for Uppumavu is banana and Sugar or Green gram curry or even goes well with Kadala Curry.