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A Keralite Delight – Top 5 delicacies from Kerala

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Known across the world for its flavourful and tangy food, a trip to Kerala is just the thing you need to escape on a gastronomical journey. Take off to God’s Own Country and taste the many magical delicacies that make the place fit for the Gods. The ambrosial sambar and the sinfully soft idlis await, not to mention the several yet unknown dishes that wait to be discovered and tasted. Kerala truly is the land of good food, and the people there concoct the most delightful delicacies from the most beautiful ingredients. Come with us and explore the top 5 delicacies from Kerala that you must try at least once in your lifetime!


Basically a rice pancake, it is anything but just a rice pancake. Flaunting a beautiful soft centre surrounded by a paper thin roundel, Appam will taste good with basically anything. Eat it with a chicken stew that has chunks of delicious chicken in it and enjoy the taste of the creamy coco-nutty gravy with Appams.

Idiyappam with curry

Made of rice flour, salt and water, Idiyappam is a cake of thin noodles that have a plain but exquisite texture. Also known as Nooputt, Idiyappam can be eaten with any number of the lovely, fragrant spicy curries of Kerala.

Kerala prawn curry

Kerala prawn curry
This prawn curry is made by mixing chilli, salt and pepper and then dipping it in lots of coconut milk, jaggery and finally garnished with curry leaves. Team it up with rice or appams and even the coldest day will be made warmer and brighter with this delightful prawn curry.

Mussel stir fry

Keralites sure know how to make something wonderful from something out of the sea! The mussels are cooked in shallots, chillies, turmeric, garlic, garam masala and of course, coconut! If delicious food is your agenda for the day, then authentic Mussel Stir Fry should be you must-eat dish!


Who can forget the trusty Payasam? This definitely makes it to the list of the top 5 delicacies from Kerala that you simply must try! This fragrant rice pudding is just perfect after a typical heavy South Indian meal. Full of almonds, cashews, pistachios and raisins, Payasam is a dessert that will leave you speechless!

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Which is your favourite delicacy in this list of the top 5 delicacies from Kerala? What other dishes would you add to this list?

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