20 Dishes From Kerala Worth Drooling For

1 Idiyappam

Idiyappam is a dish from Kerala. People from Kerala make it from rice flour. It has its origin marked decades ago. They make it in the form of noodles and eat with sugar or any side dish. They serve it for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. It is healthy and tasty. They add coconut to it which tastes delicious.

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2 Kerala Style Fish Curry

Kerala Style Fish Curry is different from the curries made in other parts of the country. They add all the herbs and spices and mix it. Tomato puree, coconut milk, onion, and garlic paste are its ingredients. They put small pieces of fish in the gravy. It tastes tangy and delicious.

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3 Mutton Korma

Mutton Korma is a famous dish from Kerala. They prepare it with mutton which can be either a goat’s meat or a lamb’s meat. They add all the necessary spices and ingredients to make it delicious. They serve Mutton Korma with roti, naan, tandoori, or rice. Mutton is very healthy for our body. It is rich in nutrients. People from Kerala prepare it during occasions like marriages, festivals, and parties.

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4Kerala Style Fish Fry

People from Kerala prepare fish fries from Mackerel, Tuna, Sardine, Salmon, Pomfret, and Queen Fish. They first clean the fish, add salt and squeeze lemon juice on it. Then they keep this fish for few hours to marinate. After the fish absorbs all the tanginess of the salt and lemon, they mix the fish pieces with the masala prepared. They put these fish pieces into the frying pan filled with oil. They fry the fish until the skin of the fish becomes golden in color. It tastes delicious and mouth-watering. They serve these fish pieces with rice and gravy.

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5 Kerala Paratha

Kerala Paratha is very famous among the people of Kerala. They prepare this paratha from maida which is the all-purpose flour. It is tasty and healthy. They serve this paratha with gravy and sabzi. This paratha is like the Parotha of the other states. It is soft and an easy to eat Indian bread. People from Kerala prepare this during occasions, parties, festivals, and marriages.

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6 Kerala Style Prawn Masala

Kerala people make the prawn masala from the right spices and other ingredients. They serve this masala with roti or rice. They add coconut oil to it which enhances its taste and gives it a mouth-watering aroma. They garnish it with mint leaves and serve it during occasions.

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7 Appam

Appam is a kind of Dosa, but it is small in size as compared to Dosa. Appam is round and fluffy. It is like a pancake. People make it from the rice batter which tastes delicious. They serve this with any vegetable gravy or any non-veg gravy. It is healthy. It is thin around the edges and thick at the center.

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8 Beef Fry

Beef is available in some parts of Kerala. They prepare this Beef Fry with coconut oil and add the required spices that make it delicious. They deep fry the small pieces of beef mixed with masala and turn it into golden brown. They add curry leaves that add taste and aroma to the beef fry. They serve it with rice and roti along with some gravy.

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9 Kootu Curry

Kootu Curry is a vegetable curry which is different from Sambhar. People from Kerala make this curry. They add vegetables like carrot, potato, chickpeas, and yam. They cook these for a period and then add the required spices and mix it with coconut and water. They keep this on the gas until it starts boiling. They serve this curry with steamed rice or with Kothu Paratha. It tastes delicious and it is healthy.

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10 Pal Payasam

Pal, in Kerala, means milk. Thus, Pal Payasam means Milk Kheer. Its ingredients include milk, cashew nuts, almond, pure ghee, cardamom, and saffron. They prepare this dessert during festivals like Onam, Vishu, Thrissur Pooram, Maha Shivratri, etc. People enjoy drinking this Payasam as it is tasty and healthy.

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11 Erachi Pathiri

Erachi Pathiri is a stuffed Paratha. This paratha contains chicken pieces mixed with other vegetables. People from Kerala make this dish and serve it for lunch and dinner. Erachi Pathiri tastes delicious when it is served hot. It is healthy too. It is one of the favorite delicacies of all non-vegetarians in Kerala.

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12 Malabar Fish Curry

Malabar Fish Curry is one of the popular Fish Curries among the coastal areas of Kerala. These people prepare the fish curry in a unique style. They add all the required spices and masalas; tamarind, and turmeric to add to the taste. They serve this gravy with hot rice or roti. It is very tempting as well as healthy.

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13 Biryani

Biryani is one of the popular dishes of Kerala. People from Kerala are experts in preparing the authentic Biryani which gives your taste buds a delightful pleasure. They add the spices, pure ghee, and meat, and make layers of rice.They keep the rice in steam for some time. This Biryani is served with Raita or with some gravy.

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14 Taddy

Taddy is a drink which is white in color. It drips from the palm trees in the coastal areas. People from Kerala make this drink from palm trees and coconut trees and sell it to tourists and the local mass. It tastes good, but it is not necessary that everyone may like it. It is healthy too.

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15 Uni Appam

Uni Appam is a sweet dish which is famous among the people from Kerala. They prepare this delicacy during the festivals and occasions. They make it from rice batter mixing with other ingredients. It is deep fried till it becomes golden brown. It tastes delicious. People serve this as a snack item.

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16 Rice Puttu

Rice Puttu is similar to Puttu just that it is not in noodle form. It is famous in Kerala. People make this like Idli. They prepare a powder of rice and coconut for this. It is tasty and healthy. People serve it with some gravy or chutney. They make this dish for breakfast and snack.

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17 Kalan

Kalan is a gravy dish famous among the people from Kerala. They make this curry from curd. They add all the vegetables, spices, masala, and other required ingredients to the curd. They cook it for a while till it starts boiling. They serve this with rice or roti. It tastes tangy and delicious because of the richness of curd.

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18 Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori is a snack item in Kerala. The people from Kerala take big bananas which are usually bigger in size than the bananas in other states. They cut this into small slices and dip these pieces into the mixture of all-purpose flour and rice flour, and deep fry it. It tastes delicious and it is healthy too.

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19 Avial

Avial is a gravy dish which consists of many kinds of vegetables. People from Kerala prepare this gravy to serve with hot steamed rice or Paratha. It tastes delicious and is very healthy. They add curry leaves and coconut oil into it to enhance its tempting aroma.

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20 Sharkara Payasam

Sharkara Payasam is a sweet dish just like the Pal Payasam. In Sharkara Payasam, they add jaggery to the coconut milk which blends the richness of coconut with the jaggery and makes every nerve of our body delighted. It is one of the famous desserts which they prepare during festivals and occasions.

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