Kerala Authentic and Traditional Food

 A delightful journey and colorful picture of South India. and aroma of spices of a unique State of India, "Kerala" and feel their food by heart and eat by love. "Kerala Is A Gods own City" surrounded by the Beautiful Sea, Tranquil Backwater, Beautiful Nature all around, High Mountains, Greenery, Amazing Wildlife and very interesting and mind-blowing feature of Kerala's Food. The food of Kerala is the blend of history and culture of the state.

Take your tiny steps  with me so that we can know more about the Kerala's pride, Its delightful food enhance your taste with the unique spices of Kerala.

Lets explore lip smacking food of Kerala.


Idiyappam is the authentic dish of Kerala. It is made of rice floor, water and salt. The texture and the presentation of dish is very unique numerous strands of vermicelli are entwined together to make this version of Appam. Idiyappam is also known as Noolappam. If you want to eat this mouthwatering dish so do one thing pair it with any spicy curry either vegetarian and non vegetarian.

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Kerala Style Fish Molee

A sea shore, breezy air, ups and down of waves of sea and a lightly fried fish on your plate made in to a stew. It sounds good. Kerala style Fish Molee is very unique dish of Kerala. It is made in coconut milk, kokum and spices like turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and cloves along with fresh green chilies to give it a tangy taste. The fish is usually a king fish or a seer fish nevertheless, It is bound to leave you to salivating.


The Heritage of any country is not only Historical Monuments but also best food of that place. Sadhya is the traditional and authentic meal of Kerala. Sadhya is a type of platter. It includes rice and 12 to 20 dishes in a fresh plantain leaf. The other dishes are Kootan such as rice, Achar (pickle), Puliinji (ginger garlic paste), Pazham (banana), Kayyavara Thathu (banana chips), Moru (butter milk) and Parippu served with Kootan differs in preparation and flavor.

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Malabar Chicken Biryani

Malabar Chicken Biryani is very tasty meal for non vegetarian lovers. Aroma of spices of Kerala in the Biryani and its presentation is mind blowing. You can feel more hungry. Malabar region of Kerala is very popular especially amongest the Biryani lovers.

Puttu and Kandala Curry

Kerala food is the mixed blend and inspired by a fusion of Malabari, French and arabian influences and enhanced with a touch of Kerala's unique. Puttu an Kandala curry is a great and most famous breakfast dish of Kerala. Puttu is a cylindrical steamed rice cake that is cooked in a mould with grated coconut. It can be served with ripe bananas, grated coconuts and Kandala Curry ( the keralite version of kala channa) Puttu is very delicious dish of Kerala.

Appam with Ishtu

Appam is  a delightful thin pancake with crispy edges. It is made up of  fermented rice flour, coconut milk, coconut water, and a bit of sugar. enjoy  the delicious flavor of appam with Isthu, a kind of stew. The flavorsome stew is made up of coconut milk, cinnamon, clove shallots and sometime called mango piece and vegetable. 

Nadan Kozhi Vareithathu (Spicy Chicken)

Feel the magic of the spices in the Nadan kozhi Vareithathu (Spicy Chicken Fry) served with onions, garlic, spices and vinegar on a banana leaf. Most awsome feature of Kerala is that you can enjoy food in traditional banana leaf instead of plate that looks very pretty and make you more closer to you to nature. One can have it with Chappatties, Kerala Porrota a layered Flat Bread made from maida flour) Appam or Rice.

Karimean Pollichathli (Kerala style Prawn Curry)

 Weather of Kerala is beautiful and its tranquil backwater enhances more the beauty of Kerala. Kerala food is best part of the state. Its taste is a colorful picture that you keep in your heart for whole lifetime. Karimeen Pollichathu is originally a Syrian christen delicacy but now became the part of the rich Kerala Cuisine. The dish is prepared by marinating the fish in the mixture of lemon juice , red chilies and  other ingredients ( most of which is variety of spices) and then wrapped and baked in plantation leave. In fact trying the exotic seafood is one of the best thing to do in Kerala. Feel like heaven if you try this prawn curry  with steamed rice or Chapattis.

Pal Payasam

Pal Payasam is a sweet and creamy dessert, normally considered the highlighted at end of every meal and celebration across God's own Country. The mix of rice, milk and sugar livens up every feast, and its delicate use of exotic ingredients like cardamom nuts and raisin truly elevates the dish.

Kerala Dosa And Sambhar

If you are looking best food of Kerala Dosa with mouthwatering flavor of Sambhar which is the traditional and authentic dish of Kerala. Dosa Sambhar is listed in the top 50 dishes of the world cuisine. It is made up of rice and lentil the process before preparation of Dosa is long. Sambhar enhance the taste of Dosa. A deadly combination or lip smacking taste of Dosa and Sambhar is not only famous in India but the whole world love it too much. It is a simple dish with flavorsome taste.

Kallumakkaya Warthiyathu (mussel stir fry)

Kerala is famous for its spectacular Se food. You can feel the fragrance of traditional and culture in the Kerala's food. It is the blend of traditional and modern authenticity of food. The mussels are first cleaned out with care and then cooked in shallots, garlic, chili, turmeric, garam masala, and a heavy dose of grated coconuts. Though Kallumakaya Warthiyathu require a lots of time an efforts in its preparations.

Chatti Pathiri

If you are a dessert lover so you will not dissatisfy in Kerala. Kerala is a best place for dessert lovers. enjoy the layered pastry made in north Malabar and a Malabar region of Kerala, Chatti Pathiri is similar to the Italian Lasanga. The difference is that it is Keralite version of flat bread or Pancakes made out of flour, eggs, oil, and water are used. The filling is the best part of these surgery Kerala dishes. Chatti Pathiri is filled with sweetened beaten eggs, nuts and raisin and it seasoned with cardamoms. 

Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters is a sweet dish. Try to do a sweet blast on your mouth. Banana Fritters is a favorite breakfast time recipe. They are the perfect example of simple goodness ripe banana coated in a plain floor and deep fried in a oil. It is a mind blowing traditional dish of Kerala enjoy at tea time.

Erissery (pumpkin and lentil stew)

It is tasty and healthy vegetarian dish. It is made up of cram and pumpkin. It is a unique blend of the traditional spices and coconuts along with the vegetable. You can match it with hot rice and Kerala breads.

Coconut Toddy

Kallu or Coconut Toddy is an exotic dish prepared from tender coconut in kerala. It is of two kind sour and sweet. The sweet kallu is very much refreshing while the local ferment it to make arrack or the sour Kallu ( 8% alcohol content ) which is similar to the north Indian drink "Bhang". The local prepare vinegar, palm jaggery and yeast from the palm. today. If you are visiting Kerala try watching the local extracting today from the coconut tree. It would be a very Interesting Experience.

Kerala is a exotic place of Marvelous Culture, Weather, Tranquil Water, House Boats, Traditional Dances, and Authentic Food. You can say that Kerala is the place of peace, beauty and happiness and it is a charm of tourist and the place  of the World that no one can forget once visited.
Enjoy the delicacy of Kerala's authentic food and also share yours suggestions and feedback. Earth Culture will again come with a unique and a beautiful post till then...

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  1. Interestingly great!
    I value this post, thanks.

  2. Very well written... All are delicious and somehow shows Indian Cultures

  3. Great article. Well written about the gastronomy of our India.

  4. Very nice and mouth watering article.

  5. Seems delicious 😋