The southern part of India is famous for tranquil backwater, serene beaches, exotic wildlife, and most crucially colourful cuisines. In the cuisines of Kerala, the influence (kerala food menu) of foreign taste is marked with every religion starting from Muslims to every small caste. Other than this, Kerala is also popular for its unique and tasty spices which makes the food more exotic.
When you visit various destination of Kerala, don’t leave this city without trying these cuisines: –
Kerala Food Menu
1. Puttu and Kadala curry
Puttu is like a cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked with the help of coconut shavings. Indeed, it is a very famous breakfast served in all parts of this city. Along with Puttu, Kadala curry is cooked which is made by black chickpeas.
2. Idiyappam with Curry
It is also known as Noolappam which is cooked with the help of rice flour, salt, and water. A number of thin strands or sevai are entwined together by making a lovely texture. This dish works more with excellent texture and is served mainly with egg curry.
3. Appam With Stew
This dish is very popular in Kerala and if you go or ask anybody about their favourite dish, then they will serve you with Appam and stew. It is a kind of rice pancake with soft and thick centre which gives you a crisp feeling while eating. Stew is a coconut curry which makes this dish more mouth-watering.
4. Kerala prawn curry
Visiting Kerala and missing this curry will not be genuine and your trip would also be incomplete. This dish is made by simple components which adds to the beauty of it.
Medium sized Prawns
½ grated coconut
Dry red chillies
1 cup tamarind pulp
- Keep the prawns with salt and turmeric for half an hour
- Roast coconut, coriander seeds, red chillies, garlic, and shallots
- Roast till the shallots will get brown
- Add some water and grind to the paste
- After that, heat oil and crackle fenugreek seeds in a pan
- Add chopped ginger, curry leaves, and onions
- Fry till onion gets brown
- Add varuntharaccha paste, water, salt, and tamarind pulp
- Lastly add salted prawns and cook well
- After prawns get cooked, temper some coconut oil, mustard seeds, and shallots
- Taste it with appam or rice
5. Malabar Parotta
This is street food originated from the Malabar coast. Its texture is crispy, flaky, and crumbly which makes your mouth filled with sweet yet savoury flavour. It is famous among all age groups. It is served with beef curry.
- Mix salt, sugar, oil, Maida, and water to form a soft dough
- Knead it for 5 minutes and after that cover it with a cloth for 2 hours
- Form small balls out of that dough
- Keep the balls on rest for 5 minutes
- Lastly, flatten the balls on disks to make a parotta
The dishes of Kerala are very famous and tasty. So, when you visit this place, don’t forget to eat these dishes.