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12 Insanely Delicious Dishes From Kerala That Will Make You Drool Instantly

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From puttu and kadala curry, sadya to Karimeen pollichathu, Kerala cuisine has something to offer all food enthusiasts. HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 dishes that you must try.

12 Insanely Delicious Dishes From Kerala That Will Make You Drool Instantly:

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1. The Breakfast Staple - Puttu & Kadala Curry

The Breakfast Staple - Puttu & Kadala Currysource: sailusfood.com

If you happen to ask a Malayalees about their favourite breakfast dish, be rest assured puttu and kadala their be his answer. Kadala curry and puttu are like bread and butter. Kadala curry goes well not only with appam and puttu but also with dosa, puri and chapatis. Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake cooked in grated coconut and kadala is a curry made of black chickpeas, shallots, spices and coconut milk.

HolidayIQ Traveller Hrsh shares, “ The complimentary breakfast was best and the puttu, kadala curry was superb.”

2. Kerala’s Traditional Delicacy - Karimeen Fish

Kerala’s Traditional Delicacy - Karimeen Fishsource: Indianrays.com

Karimeen or the pearl spotted fish is another delicacy from Kerala. The fish is marinated in spices and fried on a low flame until it achieves a deep red hue.

HolidayIQ Traveller A d Kurien says, “The food was excellent and we enjoyed the local fish karimeen pollichathu.”

3. The Ultimate Comfort Food - Appam With Stew

The Ultimate Comfort Food - Appam With Stewsource: juliesindia.files.wordpress.com

Appam is a rice pancake with a soft and thick centre and a paper thin outside. You can pair this dish with almost anything. A typical Southern stew with chunks of chicken or meat in coconut gravy.

4. Naadan Beef Fry With Malabar Parotas

Naadan Beef Fry With Malabar Parotassource: youtube.com

Naadan beef fry is a delicious and typical Kerala Style Beef Fry. This dark hued dish is well cooked with a generous amount of curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and mustard seeds. Enjoy the dish with the spiral shaped thin malabar parotas.

HolidayIQ Traveller Dinakar Lal shares, “But the food on the way, especially the beef preparation was good. I may visit Thrissur again as I hear that it is a place with tourist interest.”

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5. The Signature Dish Of The State - Kerala Prawn Curry

The Signature Dish Of The State - Kerala Prawn Currysource: sbs.com.au

Warm up the coldest day with a creamy coconut milk prawn curry.  This malabar curry is a bled of fenugreek, black mustard and fennel seeds and kudampuli.

“The colorful fishes, turtles, prawns, squids and jellyfishes won't let you get bored. The view is relaxing, even on a hot summer afternoon,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Sushma Biswas.

6. The Authentic Thalassery Biriyani

The Authentic Thalassery Biriyanisource: beevismagic.com

In Kerala, the most popular and best served biriyani is this authentic and aromatic Thalassery chicken biriyani. It is a rice dish blended with Chicken and Spices. The recipe has a strong legacy of the Muglai Cuisine. The Thalassery biriyani has thin rice variety named kaima.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anasu Ch shares, “We were at Thalessery. The biriyani is very famous here.”

7. The Keralan Fish - Fish Moilee

The Keralan Fish - Fish Moileesource: yummyrecipes.oneshot.in

Fish molly cooked in kerala style is a yummy dish that goes well with appam, chappatis and bread. Fish pieces are marinated in a chilly mixture and deep fried.

"Alleppey in Kerala must be the Capital of Heaven. It was such an awesome place to visit and such amazing scenery with green fields all around and huge coconut trees. The food, especially savouries like Pazham Pori ( Banana Fritters ), Chakka Varuthathu ( Jackfruit Chips ), Fish molee ( Seer Fish Fry ) were awesome to taste. Please try to taste the dishes made from coconut oil and especially, the traditional Kerala Hand Pound Rice with Sambar."

8. Get A Little High - Toddy

Get A Little High - Toddysource: taleoftwotomatoes.files.wordpress.com

Palm toddy is an alcoholic beverage created from all species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms and coconut palms.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajesh Nadiminti says, “The beaches in kerala are cool and its mandatory to have toddy whenever everyone visits kerala. The sea food is also a must have.”

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9. The Favourite Chai Time Snack - Pazham Pori

The Favourite Chai Time Snack - Pazham Porisource: kothamally.com

Pazham pori is an all-time favourite snack of Malayalees. It is also called 'Ethakka appam'. Ripe bananas are dipped in a maida batter and deep fried to a golden brown colour.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sriman shares, "The food, especially savouries like Pazham Pori ( Banana Fritters ), Chakka Varuthathu ( Jackfruit Chips ), Neimeen Porichathu ( Seer Fish Fry ) were awesome to taste."

10. The Spicy & Tasty Chicken Fry - Kozhi Varuthathu

The Spicy & Tasty Chicken Fry - Kozhi Varuthathusource: truelifemagic.files.wordpress.com

This dish is different from the usual chicken fry. In this Kerala dish, chicken is fried with onion, garlic, chilli, vinegar and coriander.

11. The Favourite Meen Mathi Curry

The Favourite Meen Mathi Currysource: yummy o yummy- lh6.ggpht.com

This is a very simple traditional kerala style fish curry but the the flavours of kokum and coconut milk takes it to another level.

12. And The Very Tasty Palada Payasam

And The Very Tasty Palada Payasamsource: ndtvimg.com

Payasam prepared with palada and is a common sweet delicacy prepared in Kerala households during festivals.

HolidayIQ Traveller Anngr from Chennai shares, “Lunch is provided with godhumai (wheat) payasam which is excellent in taste. But you won't get any variety other than this payasam all through the city I suppose. Other than that kerala special vella appam, idiyappam with stew were available for bf and dinner and were quite interesting. Tried pathiri with veg stew and tasted nice.”

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