If you were to take descent from your aircraft in Kerala, you’d probably wonder if you were landing in a state or a green carpet. Titled as God’s own country, Kerala is known for its alluring scenic beauty. With the glorious Arabian Sea on the west and the magnificent Western Ghats on the East, Kerala marks the narrow strip of land in between these geographical landmarks. Kerala is coveted as a must-see destinations by ‘National Geographic’ on the world map. This southern state of India enjoys an abundance of nature in the form of rivers, hills stations, beaches, waterfalls, and tea plantations.
Kerala is not simply a traveller’s haven but also a food paradise for all. No wonder why it is also referred to as the “Land of Spices”. Traditionally, Kerala food is served on banana leaf. The local cuisine includes a combination of spices such as mustard seeds, curry leaf, chillies, and asafoetida. There is nothing that is made without the use of coconut and tamarind. While on your trip to Kerala, you can enjoy a smorgasbord of mouth-watering dishes. Here are some of the most famous traditional dishes of Kerala that you cannot afford to miss:
It is an extravagant vegetarian feast. During festivals such as Onam, the food comprises of boiled rice and a number of side dishes. Sadhya is a feast that can include as many as 24-28 dishes. Boiled rice, Olan, Pickle, Banana, Mooru, Sambar, Thoran, Aviyal, and Kichadi are few of the dishes that are put together in a typical Sadya.
Kerala Meen Curry
Meen curry is the name for fish curry in Kerala. What makes it unique and delicious is the coconut milk and the cocum added to it. Fish and rice are the staple food of Kerala. The fish curry can also be enjoyed with Puttu, Appam, and Kappa.
It is served as an accompaniment with rice, dosa, idli, and pesarattu. Pachadi is made out of fresh vegetables and other ingredients such as yoghurt, coconut, red chillies, Vandyke. The vegetables are garnished or sautéed in peanut oil. Pachadi is cooked in many other varieties as well.
It is another delicious recipe cooked with a combination of vegetables, coconut, and curd. The vegetables include carrots, brinjal, beans, pumpkin, avaai, and gourd. It can also be prepared with a single combination of vegetables. The dish is seasoned with curry leaves and coconut oil.
You can enhance your food experience by taking abode at any of the resorts in Kerala. Some of the most popular resorts in Kerala are Kumarakom Lake Resort, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, Vyithiri Resort, and others. If you choose to stay at one of the Club Mahindra resorts, all you need to do is pay a nominal Club Mahindra membership fees and enjoy a stay at any of their beautiful resorts in other states of India as well.