Kerala is known as the land of spices and the cuisine is also known for its spicy – hot flavour. Traditionally, the food is served on a Banana Leaf and the place is every food lover’s paradise as it offers multitude of dishes, ranging from traditional delights to sea-food extravaganza. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians are in for a treat in Kerala. This article will tell you about some of the most sumptuous Malayali food that will compel you to give this state a visit.
While there are innumerable places to visit in Kerala, there is much more to be explored than the places themselves. Experiencing Kerala’s cuisine is one of the must haves in list of things in to do Kerala for any traveler.
Avial is a dish that is common in Kerala. A delicious preparation made of a thick mixture ofvegetables and coconut, with coconut oil and curry leaves seasoning. Avial is consideredas an essential part of the Sadya. The word “avial” means ‘boiled’ or ‘cooked in water’ —this sense being derived from the way the dish is made.
Crispy deep fried slices of Banana is undoubtedly the most popular Kerala snack for all occasion commonly available in every little store. Who doesn’t want something to much on when you are touring around the beautiful Kerala. They can be covered with sugar or honey or fried in oil and spices and have a salty and/or spicy taste.
Kerala Meen Curry
Cooked in different ways, this traditional dish has succulent pieces of fish cooked in coconut milk and kokam. We recommend this with boiled rice, it is sure to take you on a culinary adventure.
A small round sweet snack made from rice, jaggery, bananas, coconut and pure ghee. They are so aromatic that it seems like they call you out from the kitchen. Best eaten hot, anytime of the day for breakfast, lunch or dinner.