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Your Kerala Trip Is Incomplete Without Feasting On These Dishes

Kerala, a state famous for its versatile cuisine will serve you the varieties of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes with an equally happy smile. The rich history of cultural and trade exchange with multiple cultures has influenced the cuisine of Kerala. Yet, it has preserved its own uniqueness. On your next trip to Kerala, relish few of its delicacies to the fullest. Here is your #BucketList full of some most famous and some unique dishes from the God’s Own Country.  Go, #WanderInKerala with a happy tummy.

1.Sadhya- Food For The Divine!

Sadya is a variety of traditional Malayalee dishes served on a plantain leaf on the special religious or ceremonial occasions like Onam, Vishu and marriages. A usual one course of Sadhya can have 24+ dishes. But, the Sadhya for Aranmula Boat Race will have around 64 dishes.  A perfect place for a foodie to be! 

2. A delicious start to your day!

Puttu and Kadala Curry. Puttu steamed rice’s cake is served with the black chickpeas curry. This Breakfast is extremely popular in Kerala. Other than the Kadala curry Puttu may be enjoyed with the ripe bananas, jackfruit or fish curry. Traditionally Puttu is made in the cylindrical Puttu maker, however, some make it in the Idli bowls or coconut shells.

Puttu and Kadala Curry.
source: http://www.sailusfood.com

3. Chicken Stew – a unique combination of creme and spice!

For all the chicken lovers, a trip to Kerala is incomplete without tasting this delicious chicken stew. For this dish, chicken, potatoes and onions are simmered gently in a creamy white sauce flavoured with black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, green chillies, lime juice, shallots and coconut milk. 

Kerala Chicken Stew
Source: nisahomey.com

4. Korangatti – a tribal touch to your tour

Korangatti is a dish made from ragi, cooked on an earthen hearth and served in coconut shell ladle is a unique experience that you can have in Kerala. Watch the video to know more about it.

5. A flaky-crispy yet a soft and fluffy affair: Kerala Parotta (Barota as they call it)

Kerala Parotta A variety of Indian bread native to the South India also has its roots in the Srilankan cuisine. It is not to be confused with the North Indian Naan. There are varieties of these parottas which form an essential part of the street food culture of Kerala. But these days you’ll also find it in served in restaurants as well.

 

Preparing parottas. source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Malabar Parotta served with egg curry. Source: Wikimedia Commons

6. Beef Dishes

Kerala cuisine is incomplete without traditional beef dishes. The spicy Beef curry- Malabar Parotta or Beef chilli or just simple dry-fry which is one of a kind. These dishes are a must try if you are a meat lover.

Beef dry fry http://thattukada-myblog.blogspot.in

7. A Delicious Experience You Must Have On A Houseboat!

Karimeen Pollichathu – pearl spot fish wrapped in a plantain leaf and fried slowly. It is not a dish but an experience in itself. Not to be missed during your stay on a houseboat in Alleppey. Book your stay here.

 

Time to treat yourself with some scrumptious food. Go ahead,  https://www.wanderfirst.com/