Things To Eat
God’s Own Country, Kerala seems to live up to the exquisite title that has been given to it as it takes you on a gastronomical journey of mind-boggling food items which are so tasty that they appear to be right out of ‘God’s Own Kitchen’!
Puttu and Kadala Curry - As cute as its name sounds, puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked with coconut shavings. This is an extremely popular breakfast item of the ‘Gods’. This Kerala food item is usually served with kadala curry which is essentially black chickpeas but can be eaten in whichever way it tastes good!
Nadan Kozhi Varuthathu (Spicy Chicken Fry) - Served on a banana leaf, the chicken is fried with onion, garlic, chilli, vinegar and coriander. The fiery taste of this popular Kerala food dish on your tongue will leave you craving for more!
Kerala style Fish Molee - Lightly fried fish made into a stew in an earthen pot has to taste good no matter what! As usual, it is made in coconut milk and kokum and spices like turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and cloves along with fresh green chillies to give it a tangy taste.
Palada Payasam - A traditional dessert, prepared during the festival of Onam or any other occasion is a simple rice pudding or kheer, made in almost all the households across Kerala.
Thalassery Biryani - The prominent cuisine from Thalassery the northernmost town in Kerala is a special biryani with relishing aroma and taste. Made of kaima or biryani rice, authentic masala made of specific spices and dry nuts and stuffed meat, this dish is made especially during the celebration of Eid in Malabar region of Kerala. The dish is especially savoured with curd, lime pickle (naranga achar) and salad.