Cuisine,  Food

10 Famous Dishes Of Kerala – You Must Try On Your Next Trip

Kerala is a home to some of the irresistible food items. Kerala is surrounded by sea. Hence, it is famous for its sea foods like prawns, mussels, crab, oysters, tuna, sardines, mackerel and red lobsters. Other than seafood, Kerala includes wonderful recipes with chicken, mutton, beef, fish, and pork. The coconut trees are available in abundant in Kerala. So, the coconut oil is used in all the dishes of Kerala. To experience the culinary treat in Kerala, book 3 days package tours from Bangalore to Kerala. Now, let’s explore the top 10 famous dishes in Kerala.

Puttu and Kadala Curry

Puttu and Kadala curry is the most common vegetarian dish in Kerala served for breakfast in the homes and restaurants. Puttu is the combination of rice powder, coconut, and water. It is steamed in a cylindrical steel. Kadala curry is made with black chickpeas and spices.

Idiyappam and Egg Curry

Idiyappam and Egg Curry is another famous breakfast in Kerala. Rice powder and hot water is made into a dough and then squeezed like noodles and steamed to prepare idiyappam. Egg Curry is a spicy curry made by using boiled eggs.


Appam can be enjoyed at any time of a day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is made of rice powder. It is best served with vegetarian gravies such as stew, chicken curry, mutton, and beef. It has the best taste when it is hot.


Pathiri is a famous dish in the Malabar region in North Kerala. It belongs to the Moplah cuisine of the Kerala Muslims. Rice flour is used to make Pathiri which is a thin round pancake. It can be eaten with non-vegetarian curries made with chicken and mutton. It can be consumed at any time of the day.

Malabar Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a famous dish in India. Malabar Chicken Biryani is one of the favourite dishes of Keralite. This dish is made from several spices, rice, and chicken.  The dish is served mainly during lunch and dinner. Salad or raita can be added as a side dish for the Malabar Chicken Biryani.


Avial is one of the healthiest dishes in Kerala which is made of mixed vegetables, coconut and coconut oil. It is the main dish in Onasadya which is served during the Onam festival. It is a thick and dry dish which is ideal to eat with white rice. To taste this wonderful dish in Kerala, book a 3-day package tour from Bangalore to Kerala.

Banana Chips

Banana Chips is a renowned snack in Kerala. Most people visiting Kerala will not leave Kerala with a packet of banana chips. It is made by deep frying dry plantains in the coconut oil. The crispness of the chips has made it a popular dish among people of all ages.

Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori is a famous tea-time snack in Kerala. It is a deep-fried banana fritter made from ripe plantain bananas after it is dipped in a batter of flour. The taste of the Pazham Pori depends on the ripeness of the bananas.


Unnakaya is a delicious evening snack which has its roots in the Malabar region of North Kerala. It belongs to the cuisine of the Moplahs. The snack is made by mashing the ripe banana, making into patties and filling with grated coconut and jaggery. The patties are then deep fried in the oil to make golden brown pieces.

Parotta and Beef

Parotta and Beef is the most prominent dish among the non-vegetarians in Kerala. Parotta is made from flour. The flour is made into a dough and rolled to form a multi-layered circular dish. It is then cooked on an iron pan. The beef curry or fry is made with aromatic spices, coconut, and beef.

By booking 3 days package tour from Bangalore to Kerala,you can relish all these scrumptious dishes of Kerala.


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