A culinary exploration through the districts of Kerala during the Best Kerala packages will let you experience pure bliss, especially if you are a foodie. From exotic seafood and non vegetarian dishes to simple varieties of omelettes and dosas, this God’s Own Country will appease your taste palettes in every way possible. From pickles and snacks to desserts and sweets, Kerala definitely has some exotic varieties of dishes you can eat only in this beautiful land. The ambiance, climate and the landscapes only add more beauty and flavor to those dishes. Here are some interesting dishes you must try out while in Kerala and some amazing places where you can try them too:
- Kethel’s Chicken
This is a very popular dish everyone will suggest you to try when in Trivandrum. The place is Hotel Rahmaniya at Chalai Market in Trivandrum and rest assured you will fall in love with the cook. This hotel serves you some of the tastiest non vegetarian food cooked in typical Kerala style using the local spices and flavors. Trivandrum can be the most intriguing holiday destination for travelers as it is the capital city and offers all types of destinations tourists usually look forward to visit during holidays. Beaches, backwaters, hill stations, townscapes, villages, pilgrimages and amusements are all available in Trivandrum, making it one of the best destinations for family holidays.
If you thought Biriyani’s were exclusive to Hyderabad, you are wrong! Try the flavourful non vegetarian biriyanis served at Rahmathulla Hotel at Fort Kochi in Kochi city and you will be surprised to find yourself away from Hyderabad. While the local spices give it a more rich flavor, the techniques come from the Nawabs who got settled here as Tippu Sultan and Persian travelers explored Kerala. Kochi will keep you busy in all ways as it has a rich cosmopolitan culture and you will find some amazing restaurants and fast food joints that serve the most exotic seafood and Biriyanis to the cool Kulfis and ice creams. This is one place in Kerala where you can taste some of the best of all worlds. From the thattukadas and toddy shops, there are popular joints that serve some exotic omelettes and dosas to mutton and pork delicacies.
- Spanish Omelette & Mexican Salsa
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a hot spiced tea along with a fluffy and flavourful omelette while enjoying the beauty of the misty mountains of Munnar! At the Rapsy Restaurant in Munnar you can not only enjoy a Spanish Omelette which is a specialty there but also the Mexican Salsa. It is a small joint where tourists from across the world visit to enjoy these dishes that bring totally different flavors rare to get in a small town like Munnar. Do not miss the beautiful mountains, valleys and tea estates of Munnar during your Kerala tour packages from Delhi.
- Jewish Food
Thanks to the many generations of Jewish settlements in Kochi, the Menorah hotel in Fort Kochi serves some amazing Jewish food which is rare to get anywhere else across the world. While some of the local flavors are infused to make it more palatable to the locals, the true flavors and techniques are not tweaked at all. This is definitely one place you must visit to explore some different flavors while in Kerala.
- Kerala Sadhya
This sumptuous feast spread out on a two-fold plantain leaf will leave you gasping for breath as you try to finish it. Because it is so tasty, you won’t be able to say No to any of the dishes served, and because your tummy has a limit, you will end up gasping for breath trying to finish them all! But I can guarantee that it will be the best dish to enjoy at least once when you are in Kerala. While most of the star restaurants serve them in different ways, you must check out the Onam Sadhya offered by Vinayaka Caterers or TDM Hall in Kochi as they serve the most authentic Sadhyas with all dishes that taste totally traditional. Do not miss out the different flavors of dessert called Payasam, especially the Palada Pradhaman and Parippu Pradhaman.
- Seafood Varieties
Though you can enjoy exotic seafood everywhere in Kerala, Allepey is a great destination which has some of the best marine resources in Kerala. Fish Molly, Karimeen Pollichathu, Neimeen, Tapioca and Mathi Curry etc are some delicacies you must try in Allepey. Crab, Octopus, and Squid are also prepared in many flavourful ways here. Mullapandhal toddy shop is a great place to enjoy exotic and spicy seafood near Kochi. In Allepey, you can enjoy the best seafood at Cassia, Chakkara or Harbour Restaurants.
- Kerala Beef Fry
Kerala is famous for non-vegetarian delicacies and Kottayam, which is predominantly a Christian region, is the right place to enjoy some of the best meat dishes. Keralites savour Beef dishes and they enjoy it in different ways – roast, curry, fry and even steak! Beef is best enjoyed with Malabar Porotta which is typically made using plain flour though you can also get the healthier Wheat version these days. Try them out at Hotel Suryas, Meenachil or Naalukettu restaurants in Kottayam.
- Kozhikode Biriyani
Even though Thalasserry is considered the best place for Biriyanis, Hotel Paragon in Kozhikode also serves some of the most lip smacking Biriyanis in Kerala. The place is so famous that it is a popular joint for celebrities and politicians visiting Kozhikode. The best part about this restaurant is that you can include it in your Cheapest Kerala tour packages also. Kozhikode is the best place to visit for foodies. The variety of dishes made and served here are so good that you can spend an entire month here and still there will be more dishes for you to try out! Kallummakkaya or Mussels are another specialty you get to eat in the Malabar regions in Kerala. Kozhikode is also famous for the sweet Halwas that come in many colors and flavors.
If you check with the people who have settled in Kerala despite being born and brought up elsewhere in the world, one major reason for that would be the delicious food that they ate while they visited this God’s Own Country the first time. There’s so much about the cuisine of Kerala that you will understand only when you taste it.