Kerala is a serene and beautiful state situated on the Southern coast of India. This restful sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of India is home to delicious culinary delights. As with most areas in India, Kerala is heavily influenced by where its situated, its history, and its culture including religion.
There are many different influences from around the world in this Indian state. The southwestern port has been used by Greek, Roman, Chinese, Portugese, Arab and Dutch trader. As a result, the culinary delights of Kerala has an incredible range with difference with taste, style, and preparation. This is particularly noticeable between the northern and southern regions. The ingredients are often similar, however, with an abundance of coconut, rice, tapioca, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.
The cuisine of Kerala is epitomised by aromatic flavours of coconut, curry leaves, and mustard seeds. Nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea, seafood is often on the menu in this area of India. Our Keralan Coconut Moilee is Kerala on a plate with a strong and sweet flavour that is both delicate and luxurious. It pairs perfectly with prawns or any other type of seafood. If you want to try our quick taste of Kerala, order our Moilee Cooking Sauce here. It’s only available online so don’t miss your chance!
Regional Dishes of Kerala
There are some incredibly tasty dishes that you have to discover from Kerala. Sadya is an absolute must-have in this area. It is a traditional Hindu dish consisting of an array of vegetables served on a banana leaf. Sadya is often served during large festivals within the area and can have up to 28 dishes in one single meal!
A typical breakfast in Kerala is puttu and meen curry. Puttu is rice powder and coconut that is steamed together to create a rice-based cake. This is often served with a fish curry with typical spices such as garlic, mustard, turmeric, chilli powder, ginger, and curry leaves. For vegetarians, a common alternative would be kadala curry. This curry unites chickpeas, shallots, spices, and coconut milk together into a fragrant dish.
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