1 Puttu And Kadala Curry
It is the most popular dish among Malayalees, and they used to take it as their daily breakfast. It is available in all the homes and hotels in Kerala. The Puttu is the steam cake, and its foremost ingredient is rice, and it is cooked in the cylindrical mold. The coconut is used along with the rice cake while cooking. The puttu best accompany with Kadala curry or chick pea curry. One of the famous hotels for the Puttu is Dhe Puttu, NH 47, Edapally Bypass, Edappally, Kochi.
2 Appam with Stew
The appam has its thick center, and it looks so soft, and it has the thin outer layer. It is the pancake made of the rice. The stew used to accompany the dish has the pieces of chicken or meat, and it has a lot of spices. It also accompanies with the coconut gravy. It is mostly prepared in the entire house, and one who is visiting Kerala can taste this food in Nalukettu, National Highway 47 Bypass road, Ernakulam, Cochin.
3 Malabar Parotta With Kerala Beef Curry
Parotta made of the plain flour that originated in Kerala. To make dough soft, the egg plays the major role. The dough is made into the form of the spiral and then roasted in the ghee. In Kerala, the parotta serve along with the beef curry which is spicier than other Korma. Alakapuri, Near Civil Station Road, Kakkanad, Kochi is one of the best hotels to be visited to taste Malabar parotta.
4 Malabar Chicken Biryani
It is the special biryani which can make one satisfied by eating one plate of biryani during the lunch. Basmati rice and spices of Kerala make the biryani unique and delicious. The meat used to accompany with the boiled egg, pickle, and yogurt salsa. It is the flavorful biryani to be tasted by all the visitors in Kerala. Paragon is the nice restaurant to taste biryani in Kerala. Paragon is available at Near CH Over Bridge, Kannur Rd, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001.
5 Idiyappam With Egg Curry
It is the dish made of rice dough. The seva helps forming the thin strand of idiyappam, and it gets steamed to form soft idiyappam. The egg curry accompanies with the idiyappam and makes it spicy. The dish is steam cooked, and this makes the idiyappam soft and fluffy. Ceylon bake house SRVHS Road | Kochi 11, Kochi (Cochin), is the only place where you can taste the idiyappam whenever from 11 am to 11 pm in Kerala.
6 Karimeen Pollichathu
Karimpumkala restaurant is one of the famous restaurants to enjoy the taste of Karimeen Pollichathu in Kerala. You can get into the restaurant which is Pallom, Kottayam. Kerala is famous for the scenery of backwaters. The fresh fish available in the backwater is the foremost ingredient for the making of Pollichathu. Pearl spot fish when marinated and wrapped in the banana leaves, the delicious and tasty Karimeen Pollichathu will be ready. Spicy condiments and onion make the fish crunchy and yummy.
7 Ela Sadya
One who is searching for the delectable lunch while visiting Kerala, they can visit Mothers Veg Plaza. It is the top 4 restaurant in Bakery Junction, Trivandrum and can have good lunch in Mothers Veg plaza. The lunch serves in the traditional way in banana leaf. Ela sadya is the dish where rice and curries are arranged in the leaf. It also consists of several varieties of pachadi, kichadi, aviyal, etc.
8 Erissery Or Pumpkin And Lentil Curry
It is the famous dish in Kerala, and it is cooked on special occasions like Onam in Kerala. Sliced yams are the chief ingredient for making Erissery. The dish consists of cooked sweet pumpkin with salt, chillies, pepper, coconut, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, and ginger garlic paste.
9 Palada Payasam
Ratna Vilas, Near Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Kochi is the good restaurant for vegetarian dishes. It is the hotel where one can taste the Ela sadya in the reasonable price. Palada Payasam is the dessert given for the lunch. The pink payasam made of the rice ada with the perfect proportion of milk and sugar. The addition of cashew nuts makes the payasam tasty and delightful.
Unniyappam is the tasty snack, and it is the traditional one in Kerala. Nobody will miss the unniyappam while visiting Kerala and it is the snack available in functions and festivals. The snack is in the ball form, which looks brown and crispy. The ingredients for making the unniyappam are rice flour, jiggery, and banana. Unniyapakkada is the best place to be visited to taste the unniyapam. It is located at ThettaRoad, Tholpetty, Wayanad.
11 Kerala Chicken Curry
The Kerala chicken curries hot and spicy, and nobody should return without enjoying the spiciness of Kerala. It accompanies with rice, dosa, parottas, etc. It is unusual chicken curry because the curry has the flavor of coconut milk which is creamy, and several homemade spices give the unique taste to Kerala Chicken Curry. The dish is available in all the hotels in Kerala.
12 Fish Moilee
Fish curry is famous in all over India. There are several varieties of fish curries, and Kerala is the place where different recipes of fish curry are available. One such different type is Moilee. In this, the fish is first lightly fried in the coconut milk. Then to add the spicy and tangy taste to the dish some spices like turmeric powder, chili powder, pepper, cloves, and cinnamon are added. King fish or seer fish plays the key role in moilee. Casa Linda (Dispensary Rd. Fort Kochi, Kochi,Kerala) is the best place to visit to have Fish Moilee.
13 Kerala Style Prawn Curry
The difference in the preparation of Kerala Prawn Curry and others is just the usage of Coconut milk. They tend to use the spices and wrap the prawn with full of condiments like pepper, chilli, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Then it is cooked in the whole coconut milk. Capsi Linda is also famous for the Prawn and Shrimp curry.
It is the healthiest dish in Kerala. Tapioca is called as the Kappa in Kerala and this act as the diet food in Kerala. This dish is preferred by the tourists during house boat travel. Mashed Kappa is more popular form than other Kappa forms. It can accompany by spicy curries or chutneys. People visiting Kerala must try this dish in Mullanthal Toddy Shop located at MLA road, Udayamperoor, Thirupinuthura, Kochi, Kerala.
15 Naadan Beef Fry
Fries in Veekschanam Road, Chittoor Road, Kochi is the best restaurant in Kerala. Famous dishes in Frys are Beef Fry, Beef roast, fish curry, etc. Kerala style Beef curry is something different from other dishes. The flavor gets immersed deep in the beef fry, and the cooked beef is covered with curry leaves, mustard seeds, and garlic paste.
16 Banana Fritters
We have seen all the lunch and dinner in Kerala so far. There is also a famous snack in Kerala which best accompanies during tea time. It is Banana fitters, and the local name, given to it is Pazham Pori. The Fort Bungalow is the place where we can die for banana fitters. It is located at Njaliparambu-Kunnumpuram Road, Kochi (Cochin).
17 Kallummakkaya Ularthiyath / Mussel stir fry
The Mussel stir curry is available in Kerala depending upon the presence of mussels. The mussels are cooked with several spices like turmeric and garam masala. The grated coconut and the ginger garlic paste make the flavorful dish fry. It can be served with the rice or Kappa.
18 Thattu Dosa
Thattu dosa is the special dosa served at the road side hotels. It became the habit of Malayalees to spend their evening time in ThattuKada. They used to sell dosa along with the omlet and tasty coconut chutney. Aalibhai’s Thattukada, Kozhikode, Kerala is the place you should visit to enjoy the Thattu Dosa.
19 Thalssery Biryani
It is the famous biryani in Kerala where they use the different variety of rice called Kaima. The spice used for making biryani makes the biryani delicious. One can taste thalassery restaurant in Rara Avis Restaurant at Narangapuram New Bus Stand, Thalassery, Kerala 670101.
20 Dosa Ghee Roast With Kerala Style Sambar
Dosa is the most well-known dish in South-India. There are several varieties of dosa available in all over India. The making of sambar in Kerala is different from others. Every hotel in Kerala serves the famous dosa with their style sambar and visitors should not miss it.