Best Dishes of Kerala – Enjoy a Tasty Coastal Cuisine

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God’s own country Kerala is such a diverse state. From landscapes to cuisines, everything over here is equally alluring. Its a food lovers paradise and  is lot more than idli, vada, uttapam and dosa. Check out the best dishes of Kerala and try them if you are a real foodie.

Kerala Fish Curry

A fresh fish flavoured with onion, coconut paste, tomatoes, green chillies and garlic is fried and tempered to prepare Kerala’s most popular dish Kerala Fish Curry. The best use of local ingredients make this dish a must try.  It tastes the best if oily fishes like mackerel and bloody fishes like tuna or shark are used. A real delight for all the fish lovers

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Spicy Chicken Fry

If you love spicy food, you cannot miss out on spicy chicken fry of Kerala. It involves frying chicken with coriander,garlic, chillies, vinegar and garlic. It is even prepared by coating chicken in dessicated coconut and then frying it in coconut oil with just a hint of cloves.

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Idiyappam with  curry

Idiyappam tastes amazing with any type of curry. Rice flour mixed with salt and water is used to prepare Idiyappam. The unique shape of this delicacy makes it absolutely tempting. If you happen to be in Kerala, this breakfast dish is a must try. You can even have it with vegetable or meat stew. Its sumptuous, tasty and really different

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Baked Karimeen

Karimeen or pearl spot fish is generally found in the backwaters of Kerala. A must try delicacy of Kerala where the fish is marinated with traditional spices, lemon and chillies and baked after wrapping it in plantain leaves that gives it a distinctive flavour

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Dosa ghee roast and Kerala style sambhar

Dosa holds the credit of being in the list of world’s most delicious foods. How can you miss out on a dish like this? Try out Dosa ghee roast prepared with fermented rice and lentils. It’s best  eaten crisp and hot with coconut chutney along with Kerala style spicy sambhar.

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Kozhikode Biryani

Kozhikode Biryani is a wonderful dish from the gastronomic wonder of Malabar and is famed for its richness and aroma. Have a lip smacking epicurean journey with Kozhikodan Biryani prepared mainly with chicken, boiled egg, spices and chillies.

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Appam with stew

During formal get-together, appam is the most commonly served dish. It is an appetizer from Kerala that can be eaten with accompaniments like thick coconut milk and dash of sugar or vegetable/meat stew. Appam is also a favoured breakfast for many in Kerala and simply tastes wonderful.

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Puttu and Kadala Curry

Kadala curry is usually served with dry and flaky puttu or appam. The blandness of puttu can be made tastier through this spicy curry. Some people also have it with steamed rice. Fried pappadams and finger bananas as an accompaniment makes this dish taste all the more wonderful.

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Kerala Prawn Curry

For spicy sea food lovers, Kerala prawn curry is an ideal dish. The creamy consistency, crackling curry leaves, raw mango and coconut flavour add to the tastefulness of marinated king prawns that are fresh from the sea

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Cheera Thoran

Cheera Thoran is a dry vegetable curry from Kerala that is made of red or green spinach with coconut It is usually served as a part of Sadya or celebration feast as a side dish with rice. If you are a vegetarian, cheera thoran is the most recommended dish for you. Its tasty, spicy and really nutritious.

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Erissery

A dish made up of pumpkin and coconut served with Kerala red rice and kanji is indeed a great accompaniment if you are at Kerala. For vegans and vegetarians, Erissery is a must try.

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Avial, marinated fishes and chicken dishes are also worth trying if you land up in Kerala. So now you know the best and the most succulent dishes that you must try when you are in Kerala.

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