Kerala is famous for High literacy rate state of India with 93.91 in 2011. Coming to the Food of Kerala, it’s highly rich in numerous varieties of its food and authentic dishes. In this Article, we will show you 10 best dishes of Kerala that one must try once in Life at least. The motive of this Article is to show you some of the best food items of Cuisine of Kerala that on should try. Kerala is the land of Coconut trees and that’s why it has mostly usage of Coconut in every second dish.
1. Fish Mappas
Fish Mappas is Kerala styled curry which is cooked in creamy coconut milk with Fish. It’s served with aapam. The combination of Fish Mappas with aapam is extremely delicious and yummy that you want to eat it more and more. The flagrance of Coconut in the curry makes it more appetizing.
2. Meen Muringakka Curry
It’s an amazing sardline fish curry which is served with hot steamed Rice. Meen Muringakka Curry is prepared with coconut, muringakka (Drumsticks) and tamarind. Garnish it with Red chilli and shallots and this heavenly tasty dish is ready to eat. It’s a must try dish of cuisine of Kerala.
3. Chemeen Pollichathu (Pan seared Prawns)
Chemeein Pollichathu is my personal Favorite. Marinated Prawns are added in the spices and lime juice and then cooked in the Cocunut milk till it soaks all the liquid from it. Trust me, when you eat the so juicy Prawns than you would become ‘Fan’ of this Lip-smacking dish.
4. Cheera Thoran
Cheera Thoran is a stir-fry dish of Kerala. Its stir fried with spinach, coconut and the spices. It’s prepared with green chillies, turmeric, chopped garlic and the mixture of curry leaves. It’s very easy to made dish and can be served with rice, appams and paratha’s.
It’s the best dish to have for the lunch as it’s quite heavy. It’s combined with lot of curries and rice and sweet payasam. In a Regular Sadya, 5-8 curries are involved in it. It’s a traditional dish which is served on the Banana Leaf. Sadya is mostly prepared during festivals and occasions and it’s purely a vegetarian dish.
6. Kozikode Biryani
It’s not just another Biryani. Kozikode Biryani comes from down south and it’s very famous biryani of Kerala. KoziKode Biryani is prepared with rice, chicken, spices and topped with boiled egg. It’s a spicy biryani as Red chilli is used to make it and it’s very delicious and appetizing.
7. Kerala Fish curry
It’s my personal Favorite. Kerala Fish Curry is the authentic taste of Malabari spices with juicy fish pieces. The white flesh fish with the curry made up from tomatoes, garlic, onions, green chillies and Coconut paste tastes you delicious that you want to eat this dish on repeat mode.
Erissery is the traditional dish of Kerala which is mostly prepared during festivals and marriages. It gives the amazing combination of Coconut and Pumpkins. These two important ingredients make it so appetizing and mouth-watering that you can’t resist yourself from eating. It’s very popular dish of Cuisine of Kerala.
It’s the most traditional dessert of Kerala which is prepared during festivals and special occasions. Unniyappam is stuffed with jaggery, banana and rice. It’s a brown colored, spongy and crispy sweet dish of Kerala that you just can’t miss. Its taste is so unique and authentic.
10. Palada Payasam
Palada Payasam is very famous sweet dish of Kerala which is served mostly after Lunch. It’s prepared from milk, rice and sugar and traditionally served on the Banana Leaf. Garnish it with raisins and Cashew Nuts which make it look more appealing and enhance its taste too.