Kerala, also known as ‘God’s own country’, is truly heaven on earth. The lush green fields, clear waters and heavenly sunsets leave us mesmerized. Moreover, with the deeply rooted culture of Kerala, one cannot miss the food on offer here. The history and culture of the state has a great influence on the traditional cuisine of Kerala. It is a combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. It is flavorful, savory and full of spices. Take a bite of these dishes and there’s no doubt that you’ll be craving more. So if just reading about this kitchen has got you excited, we’ve got just the recipes you need. Here we bring you some authentic Kerala style preparations to enjoy during lunch! Check out the full recipes below:
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Here are 7 Kerala style recipes
1. Kozhikode Biryani (NDTV Food Recommendation)
This biryani recipe has been passed down through generations and is made all over the Malabar region of Kerala from Kozhikode to Malappuram, from Thalassery to Kasargod. This incredible recipe requires a ton of spices, a pinch of chili, and a perfectly cooked egg.
2. Kerala Fish Curry
This is a staple on every restaurant’s menus and lunch tables. Simply coat a meaty white fish with onion, tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and coconut puree, bake, temper and serve!
3. Cheera Thoran
Cheera Thoran, also known as spinach bhaji in South India, is a South Indian side dish made with red or green spinach. Thanks to the use of coconut, this easy but delicious recipe produces a spinach dish with feeling and coconut flavour.
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4. Appam and Chicken Stew
Appam and chicken stew is a classic combination. Appam has a soft, wafer-thin exterior and goes with just about anything. Chicken stew, on the other hand, is made with pieces of chicken or pork soaked in a delicately flavored and creamy coconut gravy.
5. Ghee Rice
Ghee rice, also known as Neyichoru in Malayalam, is a cooked rice meal that uses the earthy and distinct taste of ghee to reuse rice. In Kerala, ghee rice is a typical side dish served with kurma or a South Indian stew.
6. Kadala Curry
Kadala curry is a hot vegetarian curry cooked with black chickpeas, coconut and a variety of spices. In Kerala, kadala curry is traditionally served with an appam for breakfast.
7. Spicy Kerala Chicken
If you love chicken as much as we do, this dish is a must. The Kerala style spicy chicken meal is prepared in a pan with aromatic flavors and sour spices. This meal is easy to make at home for any gathering or party!
Try these amazing and robust dishes to bring the taste of Kerala to your home. Let us know in the comments below which one was your favorite!