Top 20 Food Items You Must Try While In Alleppey


 1. Puttu And Kadala

This curry will be the favourite of those who are fond of chickpeas, and there are different variations of it such as Punjabi Kala chana and chat. Puttu is coconut with steamed rice and Kadala means peas. This spicy curry tastes good with roti or poori. The specialty of this item is that it varies from thick gravy to a semi dry version and also is nutritious and healthy.

2.Idly And Sambar

Idly is the main breakfast dish and traditional item occurring in every South Indian household. The recipe is steaming of batter consisting of the black lentils and rice. It is quick and delicious and is completed with chutneys mainly coconut or tomato.


It is nothing but Appam with Egg roast which is a classic in the quality of a Kerala breakfast dish. You can prefer the thicker gravy version of it as people over there recommend this style. Also, the curry is one of those recipes that has a consistency in the spicy levels and serves as a nice combination with the appam.


 4.Shappu Meen Curry

This Kerala cuisine is famous and in demand for the amount of the spiciness with mashed tapioca and fish curry. The taste is appealing to the customers who visited here and finger licking too. It could cool off your flaming tongues which is from the sap of the palm trees would be nice to conclude your meal.

 5.Ela Ada

Ela Ada is a traditional South Indian food item which includes the coconut and jaggery inside the banana shaped rice paste with steaming of this whole setup. It is a breakfast dish and also can serve as an evening snack with the right amount of fillings as per your preference.

 6.Thalassery Biryani

Thalassery is known for its unique way of making biryani unlike other cuisines as it uses Kaima rice instead of the usual basmati rice. You can notice the influence of the Mughal culture over here especially in the dishes of the Muslim community which have become famous among all communities.
Thalassery Biryani

7.Veg Pulav

Veg Pulav is quite common in restaurants and hotels. This has become a routine for many people in Alleppey, and this dish is the one you must try when you are at this place and also if you are a Vegetarian.


 8. Dosa

It is a kind of pancake with its main ingredients being rice and black gram. It is famous as a breakfast dish and also often at the time of dinner and is a part of the South Indian diet serving as a necessity for every person residing in the Sub-continent. There are various types of dosas, some of which some are Paneer, Masala, and Onion Rava Dosa.

 9.Semiya Payasam

Vermicelli kheer is a classic dessert or pudding with roasted vermicelli, milk, and nuts. You can find this sweet only on special occasions or when you have any guests at home which they can enjoy it a lot. It is creamy or thick and delicious which is also very easy to prepare.


 10.Malabar Fish Curry

It is one of the preferred Malabar dishes mainly at the occasions of buffets or dinner time. The ingredients include seer fish, coconut, tamarind extract and even red chillies and will be even better with hot rice. For a tasty preparation, there should be the correct amount of salt, spices, and tart in it with a fleshed fish and no bone at all which is quite worth trying it.

Malabar Fish Curry

 11.Mutton Paya Masala

It is an Indian curry dish with mutton and vegetables having its origin from Bengal but quite popular in Alleppey. The primary ingredients of this item include Mutton, onion, and tomato. It is easy to prepare by heating under a fire in a large pot or by using pressure cookers in these days and serves a great combination with rice. In Hindi, Paya means feet and the side ingredients of the dish are the trotters of a goat or sheep in various quantities of spices.


 12.Karimeen Fry

Karimeen Fry is quite a popular dish in Kerala especially in Alleppey located in the backwaters of Kumarakom, and so this might be the reason you can find it in houseboats at the time of lunch.

 13.Paal Ada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman is the one with a traditional recipe with coconut milk and jaggery. Palada includes rice flakes, milk, and sugar with the rice flakes in both the Payasams. You can find this at the time of Onam festival where it is quite common with other food items. paal-ada-pradhaman

 14.Sardine Fish Curry

This is one easy recipe to prepare which is authentic in traditional Kerala style fish curry. You can have it as a side dish with Tapioca, hot rice, Pathiri, and Appams.  Sardine also has another name as Mathi or Chaala in Kerala which is one of the popular and one of the tastiest dish available in Kerala. When speaking about health benefits, it lowers your cholesterol and prevents any heart disease and also gives you a fair skin.

15.Kozhi Curry

This curry is a common delicacy in South India and also in the Caribbean which is known as curry chicken. This typical South Asian dish consists of stew chicken in an onion and tomato gravy with some add-ons like ginger, mango chutney and spices for its flavor. kozhi-curry

 16.Prawns Roast

This curry is a spicy dish with cocum and pepper for the flavor. It is a simple recipe including a quick chemmeen roast preparation and also goes well with rice. 

 17.Kootu Curry

This dish is close to all vegetarians as it includes yam and raw plantain. It is a typical Kerala cuisine with coconut, and everyone likes the texture of this dish. It is a combination of three different elements which are vegetable mixture, the chana for the crunchy layer and the coconut paste in correct proportions to give the balanced taste.


Pulissery also known as Moru Curry is one dish which you can make you feel good towards the end of the meal. The ingredients include ripe mangoes giving the curry a sweet-sour flavor, and a gourd of yam or chena. The recipe is simple and is suitable for Keralites.

 19.Cheera Parippu Thoran

The Spinach Dal Thoran is a healthy side dish with rice or chapatis. This item is full of health benefits as it is one of the leafy vegetables in your diet and is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and iron. Parippu and cheera is a mixture like Padavalanga and Parippuu. The recipe requires coarse grinding of coconut.

 20.Naranga Curry

Naranga curry tastes similarly to pickle, even if it does not contain any vinegar or ginger oil for preservation. This dish can remain fresh for two to three days in the open or more than a month in the fridge. The ingredients are tamarind powder, red chilli powder, jaggery, coconut oil, and ginger.