Kerala is known as the "land of Spices". The food is fresh, aromatic and flavoured.
Kerala cuisine is a combination of Vegetables, meats and seafood flavoured with a variety of spices. Seafood is the main diet of the Coastal Kerala, whereas, Vegetable is the main diet in the plains of Kerala and Meat is the main course among tribal and northern Kerala.
Various locally available vegetables such as tapioca, cassava and yam form part of the cuisine of Kerala. Seasonal fruit such as papaya, jackfruit, mangoes and lime are eaten at different times of year. Bananas and coconut are available year round and are a staple of the Kerala diet.
All Indian festivals are incomplete without food. Feasting is apart and parcel of any kind of religious celebrations. So "Onam" celebrations are no different.
Sadya, which in Malayalam means 'banquet' is a sensational multi-course vegetarian meal that features over 24 dishes on a banana leaf.
- Thoran – Cabbage & Carrot
- Inji Curry
- Mathanga Payaru Erissery
- Kootu Curry
- Bitter Gourds Theeyal
- Mezhkkupuratti – Tendli
- Achaaru – Lemon
- Achaaru – Mango
- Upperi (Kaaya Varuthathu)
- Ada Pradhaman
- Pacha Moru
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