Appam with stew – a fermented rice and coconut pancake served with a vegetable or meat stew.
Puttu and kadala curry – steamed cylinders of ground rice and coconut served with a spicy chickpea curry.
Fish curry – a tangy and spicy coconut-based curry made with a variety of fish like sardines, mackerel, or kingfish.
Malabar biryani – a flavorful rice dish cooked with chicken, mutton, or beef and an array of spices and herbs.
Sambar – a lentil-based vegetable stew made with tamarind, curry leaves, and a variety of vegetables like drumstick, pumpkin, and eggplant.
Avial – a vegetable stew made with a variety of vegetables, coconut, and yogurt.
Prawn fry – a spicy and crispy fried prawn dish marinated with red chili powder, turmeric, and other spices.
Kerala-style fried chicken – a spicy and crispy fried chicken dish made with a blend of spices and curry leaves.
Parotta and beef fry – a layered flatbread served with spicy beef fry.
Payasam – a traditional Kerala dessert made with rice, coconut milk, and jaggery or sugar.
These are just a few of the many popular food items from Kerala that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.