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.
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.
Alleppey Fish Curry is an exquisite dish famous for its rich flavour and soft texture. The fish itself is coated with a special spice mix that adds a tangy and hot taste to it that immediately melts in your mouth. Alleppey Fish Curry tastes best when served with a side of rice. It is a magnificent addition to one's palate and the recipe below will surely be a hit in the kitchen.
Appam, mainly served as a Kerala breakfast spread, is an accompaniment to all kinds of savoury dishes. A seafood lovers paradise, Kerala boasts of a plethora of dishes. The crab masala blends perfectly with the mild, sweet undertones of Appam to create a symphony of flavours in your mouth.
Appam and Mutton Stew is a combination that is loved by all our visitors. It is a coming together of different flavours that have been served in our households for centuries.
The very mention of Appam and Chicken Stew brings a smile to every Malayalis face. This combination is now famous across the world with the crispy yet delicate Appam, dipped in a hot and spicy chicken broth, becoming a staple representative of Kerala cuisine.
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.
According to Keralites, Beef Fry is not just a dish, but an emotion. We are utterly passionate about our cuisine and there is no dish that arouses emotion in our hearts like a well-cooked Beef Fry. When prepared properly, this dish has a crispy exterior but will melt into your mouth and that is exactly what this recipe will help you create.
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.
Chemmeen Kari or Prawn Curry is one of the most delicious dishes the State has to offer with its perfect blend of rustic spices. A popular non-vegetarian tribal cuisine dish, we bring you the recipe and method of preparing Chemman Kari.
Chemmeen Muringakka Curry or Prawns in Drumstick Curry, a popular seafood dish best to have with cooked rice or biriyani.
Chicken Curry - a dish that can be eaten as a combination for main courses in breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The ideal accompaniment to your Christmas dinner, this Chicken Mint Roast will ensure a rollercoaster ride of flavours for your taste buds.
Chicken Pepper Fry or Pepper Chicken Fry is a popular chicken curry that is usually served with rice varieties and chappathis.
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
A combination dish made with dry Prawns and Cabbage and is best to have with cooked rice.
A popular duck dish cooked in coconut milk is the Duck Mappas.
A well-spiced Kuttanadan Duck Roast is the best dish to have with cooked rice and rice varieties like Neychoru
Journeys on trains and buses while soaking in the picturesque countryside or family gatherings around the porch, egg cutlets are the de facto companions recommended across households in God's Own Country. One gets the delicious egg wrapped in a wonderfully crisp brown exterior, with our very own twist to the delicacy elevating its taste completely.
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.
Meen Peera or Fish in shredded coconut is a typical Kerala side dish and that is easy to cook and combines well with rice.
Fish Mappas - a popular side dish in Kerala prepared by adding coconut milk.
Fish Moilee or Meen Moilee is a popular non-vegetarian side dish that goes well with rice and appam. This Kerala style Fish Curry in which the fish is cooked in a coconut milk-based gravy.
Grilled Pomfret Fish or Meen Pollichathu, exclusive for the fish lovers, this is the best side dish that goes well with cooked rice.
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.
Kai Mezhukkupuratti or sauteed banana and is a side-dish best to have with cooked rice or Kanji.
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.
The delightfully fluffy Kallappam is a regular feature in meals across Kerala. While the authentic version uses naturally brewed toddy, its soft and delicate texture can be replicated at home using other methods as well. This delicious pancake can be had with an array of dishes and is a favourite in our households.
Meen Mulakittathu along with Kappa is the epitome of an ideal Kerala meal. With the right blend of spices, a perfectly cooked piece of Kappa almost melts in your mouth. And everyone agrees that fish is the perfect accompaniment to Kappa.
Kappa and meen Curry, the anytime popular combination dish of Kerala.
Karimeen Pollichathu is the marinated pearl spot fish wrapped up in a banana leaf and steamed till it is done. And is best to have with steamed rice.
Meen Peera or Fish Peer, a typical Kerala non vegetarian side dish. A typical Kerala dish that goes well with rice.
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.
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.
The Northern reaches of Malabar are historically considered a paradise for spice lovers, and the Malabar Mutton Biriyani is among the finest proponents of the same. Imagine soft, succulent and high-grade mutton being cooked perfectly in a specialised spice blend, with techniques that have been passed down for centuries.
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.
Mutton stew is a very good side-dish for Appam and Idiappam.
Mutton Ularthiyathu, fry or roast preparation of Mutton and it goes well with Appam and cooked rice and even with Parotta.
Olan, an easy-to-cook side-dish popular item in Kerala Sadya.
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.
Parippu lentil or Dal Curry has been an integral part of our Nations's diet for eons. Keralites prepare a unique version of Dal Curry is elevated with the addition of coconut and is jam packed with nutrition, taste and nostalgia.
Pazham Pulissery is a nutritious delicacy that people love trying out when enjoying a delightful Sadya, Kerala's very own vegetarian feast. It combines the ripe and healthy texture of Pazham or banana with very hearty turmeric-based gravy that makes for a delightful ride for your taste buds.
Sizzling hot Pazhampori or Banana Fritters are among the most loved evening snacks in Malayali households. The delicious and fresh banana, soaked in a silky crunchy batter, makes for an absolutely amazing and quick snack.
Pineapple Pachadi or Madhura Pachadi is a vegetarian delight from Kerala made with pineapple.
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.
Seer Fish Curry or Neimeen Vevichathu is a popular non-veg side dish.
South Indian Potatoes, a vegetarian side dish.
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.
Theeyal is a curry, which has deep-fried grated coconut, coriander and red chillies as main gravy and is served with rice.
Taste a simple ethnic delicacy.
This is different from conventional chicken curry as this has grated and fried coconut. It is best to have with cooked rice and appam.
Varutharacha Mutton Curry is one of the most famous traditional dishes in Kerala. Simple, delicious and spicy, this dish will go with almost any meal. Here is the recipe of a dish that can never go wrong and is sure to win you praises.
As dusk nears, most Malayali households love serving some locally brewed tea and delicious Vattayappam. These circular treats are easy to digest, light on the palate, and extremely decadent with the just the right hint of cardamom capturing your taste buds.
A combination breakfast of Idli with Sambar and Chutney.
Beef Puttu is a delicious variant of the classic Kerala breakfast dish of puttu and kadala. In this case the protein in kadala is replaced with the protein in beef. Try it for a filling and fulfilling morning meal.
A breakfast staple eaten all over the state, Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake. Puttu can be eaten along with fish curry also.
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.
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.
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.