Food is a huge part of any travel experience and is also one of the ways you can know and understand a place and culture intimately. Kerala being a land of spices and coconut, it is inevitable that these ingredients find their way into Kerala cuisine. Just like all Indian food, Kerala food too is a delicious assortment of spices and flavors.
If you love non-vegetarian food, Kerala has a lot to offer your taste buds. Presenting a list of delicious must try non-vegetarian dishes in Kerala.
The fish is first marinated with spices and wrapped inside a banana leaf. It is then steamed, grilled or pan fried and served in the same banana leaf wrapping. The banana leaf wrapping is integral part of the cooking process as it preserves the aroma and flavor of the dish. This dish is most commonly served along with pot boiled rice.
Biriyani is a popular dish in Kerala is a must for weddings and other functions. Biriyani is a mixture of rice, spices, meat /vegetables. Different regions of Kerala serve different types of Biriyanis and are named accordingly. Of all the types of Biriyanis in Kerala, Malabar Biriyani is the tastiest. Malabar Biriyani is made in the Malabar area from Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thalassery to Kasargod of Kerala.
Unlike most other Biriyanis, Malabar biriyani is not too spicy. It comes with a small amount of chilies and one egg.
Kerala Fish Curry
Kerala fish curry is a common and popular dish in Kerala. This red colored fish curry is just like a normal fish curry, but it’s the coconut milk and cocoum that gives it its unique taste. The other ingredients are tomatoes, onions, garlic, green chilies, red chili powder, turmeric, curry leaves and coconut paste.
This fish curry is an apt food for Kerala climate. It is usually made in clay pots, which makes this fish more delicious and even lasts longer.