Cuisine of Kerala

Cuisine of Kerala

Are you looking for Kerala holiday packages to use for a visit to this beautiful state of India? Then, you are in the right place. Aside from being famous among travelers from around the world for its beautiful beaches, lush forests, wildlife, spice plantations, rich culture and history and, of course, the backwaters, the state is also known for its delicious cuisine. Here are some of the best food to try during you vacation here:

Top Delicacies in Kerala

  • Puttu and Kadala Curry - This is a breakfast staple for people all over Kerala, which is a cylindrical steamed rice cake that is cooked with grated coconut in a mould. Usually, this dish is served with kadala curry or ripe bananas.
  • Kerala Prawn Curry - This is regarded as a signature dish of Kerala, which is a prawn curry from Malabar prepared with a blend of black mustard, fenugreek, coconut milk, fennel seeds and green chili. It also includes a special ingredient known as kudampuli to give it a sour taste and raw mango to give it a tangy flavor.
  • Appam with Stew - This dish is also a Keralan staple that is made from fermented rice flour, coconut milk, coconut water, cinnamon, shallots, cloves and sugar, which is similar to a thin pancake that has crispy edges. These crepe-like bowls of stew are a derivative of the European stew, though they are eaten with appams. It might also feature mango, lamb, chicken and vegetables, with the addition of aromatic spices, such as ginger, to enhance the vegetables’ natural flavor. Altogether, the most important ingredient in this recipe is the fresh coconut milk that lends it a sweet flavor.
  • Malabar Parotta with Kerala Beef Curry - This meal includes layered flat bread, called Parotta, that comes from the Malabar region and is made by kneading plain flour (maida), ghee or oil, water and egg (in some recipes), and then beating and shaping the dough into a spiral with thin layers. The bread is then eaten with pieces of beef that are simmered in curry prepared with onions, tomatoes, garlic and other spices, such as cinnamon, bay leaves, clove, cardamom, star anise and black peppercorns.
  • Karimeen Pollichathu - Originally a traditional Syrian Christian dish, this has become a traditional delicacy in the state and a part of it rich cuisine. The pearl spot fish is marinated in a mixture of red chili, lemon juice and other ingredients, wrapped in plantain leaves and then baked, producing a unique flavor.
  • Thalassery Biriyani - This is a very common dish of the Muslim community, influenced by Arab, Malabar and European cultures, and uses kaima—a unique, fragrant, small-grained rice variety. The cooked rice and biriyani masala are arranged in layers inside the dish, where the meat is cooked with the other ingredients on low heat. 
  • Erissery - This is a popular curry in the state appearing mostly during religious festivals. It is made from either sliced yams or raw plantains, and usually includes slightly sweet pumpkins boiled in water with salt, pepper, turmeric, dried lentils and other spices. 

Experiencing Cuisine of Kerala

To make sure that you will get the most of this beautiful state when it comes to food, book Kerala tour packages with us here at La Vacanza Travel. Enjoy your trip!

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Duration:3 hours

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Learn the Kerala cuisine: Cook and Dine with Local in Mumbai

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Mumbai is the largest city in India and has so much to offer in terms of diversity and culture. People of different communities live together adding to the uniqueness of the city. The different types

Duration:3 to 4 hours

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The main attraction of Kochi is Fort Kochi, though not an actual fort, it used to be a fortified city. Fort Kochi also famous for housing the Mattencherry Palace and still using the Chinese fishing ne

Duration:2 to 4 hours

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Cook and Dine Kerala cuisine with Local near Bangalore International Airport

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One of the top IT-hubs in the country, Bangalore has a lot to offer in terms of diverse people and unique cuisines. To find an authentic and exciting experience in the plethora of restaurants in Banga

Duration:3 to 4 hours

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Kochi: Cooking Lesson - Keralan Cuisine Tour with a Local

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Indulge yourself in a hands-on cooking lesson in the ‘land of spices’ and learn how to cook classic Keralan cuisine with a local. Once we have prepared your feast together, we’ll sit down to enjoy the

Duration:3 hours

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Private 3-Hour Traditional Kerala Muslim Meal in a Kochi Home

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Enjoy an authentic, private cooking demonstration and traditional Kerala meal in a beautiful, local Kochi home. Join Shamim in the kitchen to prepare some her favorite Muslim Kerala dishes from scratc

Duration:3 hours

 

Kochi Private Tour: Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise

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Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 6 -7 hour tour from Fort Kochi and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala by a traditional houseboat. See traditional villages

Duration:7 hours

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Cooking with Local Family Experience in Kochi

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Visit a home in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India for a 3-hour, interactive cooking session and lunch/dinner. With the lady of the house, prepare the cuisine of Kerala, which offers a variety of both vegetari

Duration:3 hours

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2-Hours Street Food Guided Tour of Thiruvananthapuram

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In this 2-hour walking tour, taste the local delicacies of Trivandrum with an amazing experience of authentic food tasting with an expert guide. Taste the authentic Kerala cuisine like Idiyappam, Nool

Duration:2 hours

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Cooking experience in Kochi, a half day tour

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Cooking experience in Kochi is a half day tour where you will visit a family in their home in Kochi to learn and experience authentic Kerala style cooking. The lady of the house will explain to you ab

Duration:4 hours

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Kochi Shore Excursion- Private Tour of Heritage and Backwaters

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Join us for this tour that offers combination of Alleppey backwater houseboat cruise with Kerala lunch on-board. Visit the Fort Cochin Chinese Nets, St. Francis Church and Basilica

Duration:7 hours

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Day Cruise with South Indian Lunch on the Kerala Backwaters with Private Transfer

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Enjoy a day cruise through the one-of-a-kind Kerala Backwaters.  You will cruise along a series of narrow canals and lagoons which create and maintain the ecological balance in this unique region. You

Duration:5 hours

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Cook and Dine with a Local in Fort Kochi!

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Fort Kochi, in Kerala is known for its rich and unique culture. Tourists come from all over to experience and learn more about the local way of living. There are many must-visit tourist attractions li

Duration:3 to 4 hours

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Highlights of Fort Kochi

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An exciting excursion that is a blend of the finest cuisine, historical and cultural experience of Fort Kochi. Fort Kochi is a quaint suburb in Kochi, popularly known as the Queen of the Arabi

Duration:6 to 7 hours

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Cooking Class amidst our beautiful farm by the lake

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My Mother Sharda is an excellent cook who can offer class for traditional Kerala cuisine as well as North indian cuisine. We offer Vegan and vegetarian class also according to preference. The

Duration:4 hours

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Day Trip to Enjoy Backwater Cruise in Alleppey

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This tour is an experience of the backwaters of Alleppey. The tour commences with 1.5 Hrs Road Journey from Kochi to the backwaters of Alleppey which is a maze of waterways small and big on the wester

Duration:6 hours

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Classical South India with Beach Stay

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This Classical South India Tour is a great mix of the best parts of Tamilnadu and the serene Nature of Kerala.The history and culture of Tamilnadu is vivid for a traveller.Kerala is know for its Natur

Duration:15 days

 

Nautica Kochi Shore Excursions

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This group tour is specially designed for Nautica cruise travelers who dock at Cochin Cruise Port.The itinerary is designed in such a way that it meets your ships arrival and departure time so that yo

Duration:4 to 7 hours

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Kerala Experience with Beach

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Kerala is known for its serene Nature and amazing people.In this tour you will get an opportunity to experience some of the best destinations with a good mix of Nature,people,culture ,history and cuis

Duration:9 days

 

Gourmet Tour of Kochi

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We are visiting most interesting restaurants and cafés to savour the amazing cuisine of Kerala. We have brought customers from Europe to Kerala for the last 10 years. We can organise extra days and an

Duration:5 to 6 hours

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Food Walk Alleppey

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Alleppey is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by s

Duration:3 hours

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Food Walk Tour Trivandrum (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour)

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Trivandrum is a royal destination and for centuries it is known for its rich and yummy food culture, we are fortunate today that this rich food culture is preserved in the form of small food joints by

Duration:30 minutes

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From Cochin Port: Backwaters by Shikara (Covered Canoe Boat) & Chinese Nets

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Explore the backwaters of Kerala by Shikara (Covered Canoe Motorized Boat) on a group tour specially designed for cruise ship passengers from Cochin Port. Enjoy a Keralan lunch or Snacks in Alappuzha,

Duration:7 hours

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The Toddy Trail

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Toddy, a local liquor tapped from the sap of the coconut tree - is a local favourite! Meet the toddy tappers, and see them at work where they even today follow the age-old tradition of tapping fresh T

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Private Kerala Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise with Lunch from Cochin

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Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 7-hour tour from Fort Kochi and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala by a traditional houseboat. See traditional villages and

Duration:7 hours

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Private Backwater Houseboat Day Cruise with Lunch from Cochin

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You must have heard about the houseboats in Kerala or Kerala backwaters. Alleppey / Kumarakom is the place where you can experience them. Kerala is an ultimate tourist destination for those who have a

Duration:7 hours

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02 Bed Room Pvt Premium House Boat - Alleppey

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The fascinating part of your trip to Kerala will be the time you spend in the houseboats at Alleppey. Being popular as Venice of the East, Alleppey attracts the global travelers with its houseboats an

Duration:1 day

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03 Bed Room Pvt Premium House Boat - Alleppey

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The fascinating part of your trip to Kerala will be the time you spend in the houseboats at Alleppey. Being popular as Venice of the East, Alleppey attracts the global travelers with its houseboats an

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03 Bed Room House Boat at Alleppey - Private Deluxe

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The fascinating part of your trip to Kerala will be the time you spend in the houseboats at Alleppey. Being popular as Venice of the East, Alleppey attracts the global travelers with its houseboats an

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Kochi Private Keralan Backwater Houseboat Shore Excursion

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Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, on a 7-hour tour from Fort Cochin, and discover the famous inland waterways of Kerala on board a traditional houseboat. See traditional vill

Duration:6 hours

 



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