Kerala, fondly known as “God’s Own Country” has always been synonymous to scenic surroundings, temples and beaches. It is also known for its distinct cuisine which is extremely flavoursome and spicy. The traditional food of Kerala is made with spices, which are grown locally in the state. Some of the indispensable list of ingredients to Kerala cuisine are tamarind, rice, coconut, mustard, curry leaves, turmeric and chillies. The majority of Kerala cuisine is non-vegetarian, but it also has some mouth-watering vegetarian recipes. The Onam Sadya, prepared during Onam festival is world-famous for its banana leaf meal and number of multiple food elements.


Check out this article where we discuss some of the best recipes of Kerala cuisine:

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1. Kozhikode Biryani:

当您想到喀拉拉邦的食物是海鲜时,您会想到的第一个想法是,但事实是,喀拉拉邦的食物已经超越了海鲜,也可以使其他更精致的手段。Kozikode Biryani富含鸡肉,鸡蛋,橄榄油和柠檬汁,它们都混合在一起形成了这款优质的菜肴。


  • ½ Kg Chicken.
  • ½ cup Yoghurt.
  • 1 cup coriander leaves.
  • 1 cup mint leaves.
  • 1 cup Mixed whole spices.
  • 2TBSP生姜大蒜糊。
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder.
  • 1 tbsp lime juice.
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seed paste.
  • 米。
  • Oil.
  • 盐。


  • 在酸奶,香料中腌制鸡肉,休息½小时。
  • Heat some oil in a vessel and cook chicken.
  • Add water, mint and coriander leaves.
  • Check Salt and add turmeric.
  • Add pre-washed rice.
  • 煮至米饭。

2. Pomfret Moilee:

This is the testament to the fact that south India can provide excellent seafood. The pomfret moilee is actually a pomfret curry which resembles an original south Indian fish curry with the addition of plenty of coconut milk to add to the exceptional flavor of this dish.


  • 2个pomfret鱼。
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste.
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds.
  • 2汤匙椰子油。
  • 1 cup coconut milk.
  • 2个大洋葱。
  • 6 green chillies.
  • 3 tomatoes.
  • ½汤匙姜黄。
  • 1 bunch curry leaves.
  • 1 tbsp salt.


  • Slice the pomfrets in cross-section.
  • Extract Coconut milk.
  • 热一些石油和扔在一些芥末种子。
  • 加入姜汁糊,洋葱,绿辣椒。
  • 加入姜黄粉,加入椰奶。
  • 加入西红柿,煮至完成。
  • Smear the pomfrets with this mixture.
  • 浅煎在锅上炸热。

3. Kerala Fish Curry:

The original fish curry of India there is an exception which lies in the ingredients of this curry. The curry is spiced with spices native to south India along with lemon juice and a tad of coconut milk which provides an environment of both sweet and sour.


  • 2汤匙椰子油。
  • 1公斤鱼片。
  • ¼胡格里克粉。
  • 2个小树枝咖喱叶。
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  • 10 small onions.
  • 2 chillies.
  • 盐。
  • Turmeric.
  • 2汤匙红辣椒粉。
  • 2汤匙香菜粉。
  • 1汤匙罗望子糊。
  • 1 cup coconut milk.


  • Heat pan and add some mustard and fenugreek seeds.
  • Add curry leaves, onions, ginger garlic paste.
  • 制作姜黄,香菜粉,用水红辣椒粉。
  • Cook the paste well.
  • 将此糊状物与罗望子提取物一起添加到煮熟的洋葱中。
  • 加入鱼片和椰奶。
  • Cook till done.

4. Prawn Roast:



  • ½ kg Prawns.
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  • 1汤匙辣椒粉。
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder.
  • 1个大洋葱。
  • 1 Tomato.
  • 2个小树枝咖喱叶。
  • Oil.


  • Clean prawns and keep aside.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and make it into paste.
  • Marinate prawns with the paste.
  • Heat some oil and cook onions, tomatoes.
  • Add these marinated prawns and roast.
  • Remove from pan and serve hot.

5. Fish Mappas:

鱼麦帕斯是世界各地众所周知的椰奶奶中的另一种海食。柠檬米,鱼麦帕斯(Fish Mappas)的出色配件很容易在家制作,只需要椰奶,生姜大蒜,洋葱(可选)和您选择的香料。必须在手动之前将鱼煮沸,并且必须将咖喱分别添加到鱼中,以获得最佳风味。


  • 2茶匙椰子油。
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds.
  • 1/4茶匙胡芦巴种子。
  • 2个小树枝咖喱叶。
  • 2个绿色辣椒。
  • 1/2切成薄片的洋葱。
  • 1 tsp coriander powder.
  • 1/4茶匙芥末粉。
  • 1/2 chopped tomato.
  • 1 tbsp soaked kokum.
  • 4 chunks of any sea fish.
  • 1/2 cup fish stock.
  • 1/2杯椰奶。


  • 在锅中加热油。
  • 加入芥末籽,胡芦巴种子,咖喱叶,辣椒,洋葱和西红柿。
  • 现在加入kokum糊,鱼和鱼汤。
  • Cook till done.
  • 加入椰奶,再煮5分钟。
  • Temper it finally.





  • ½ kg Diced Crab.
  • 1杯切丁的洋葱。
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  • Green Chilli – 4 no.
  • 2 Curry leaves.
  • ½ cup Tomato.
  • 2杯椰奶。
  • 1 tbsp Garam masala.
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder.
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder.
  • 2 tbsp Chilli powder.
  • 盐。
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil.


  • 在锅中加热一些油。
  • 煮洋葱,生姜大蒜糊,西红柿。
  • Add turmeric, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  • Add crabs with little water.
  • Cook till done.

7. Kerala Beef Fry:



  • 1公斤牛肉肉。
  • ½杯切成薄片的椰子。
  • 1杯葱。
  • 2 tbsp Dhania powder.
  • 2 tbsp Chilli powder.
  • 2 tbsp Black pepper powder.
  • ½汤匙姜黄粉。
  • 2汤匙Garam Masala。
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste.
  • 盐 - 品尝。


  • Wash and clean the beef pieces.
  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients together except beef.
  • Marinate beef pieces in the marinade for 1 hour.
  • In a large wok, fry these pieces in oil till crispy.
  • Serve hot with rice.

B. Vegetarian Recipes-


An excellent accessory to go with almost every meal, the mango pickle made in Kerala is actually world renowned. Making this pickle is easy and just requires you to have some raw mangoes and some oil. Make sure not to use too ripe mangoes so as to achieve the sour yet sweet flavor. Mix the cut mango pieces in the oil and leave to marinate for a few days to achieve this great recipe at home.


  • 2 cups Mango pieces.
  • Oil.
  • 1 Cup Chilli Powder.
  • 1 Cup Mustard powder.
  • ½ cup Salt.


  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Store in a container.


Another very popular south Indian recipe the lemon rice is an excellent accessory for both lunch and dinner and has the ability to fill your stomach and taste exceptional at the same time. To make lemon rice at home you require turmeric powder, lemon extract, plain rice and condiments of your choice. Mix all these together and let the rice steam till complete.


  • 2 Cups Cooked rice.
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal.
  • 2 tbsp peanuts.
  • 2个小树枝咖喱叶。
  • 5个干辣椒。
  • 盐。
  • Turmeric.
  • 1 lime.
  • Oil.
  • hing。


  • In a small pan, heat some oil.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, peanuts.
  • 加入咖喱叶,铰链,干冷。
  • 将姜黄添加到油中,让所有炸薯条。
  • 将其混合在米饭中。
  • Add some lime juice and salt.


10. Appam:

Appam is the traditional dish of Kerala. It is one of the most loved breakfast dishes, but is also served for lunch and dinner. Appam is usually accompanied by vegetable or non veg stew. Crab masala is another favorite combo with Appam.


  • 2杯米。
  • 1杯米饭。
  • Handful poha.
  • 1 cup dry coconut.
  • ½ spoon dry yeast.
  • 2汤匙糖。
  • 1 tbsp salt.
  • Water.
  • Oil.


  • 清洗并浸泡水中的水稻。
  • 加入POHA,酵母,干椰子,盐和糖,同时磨碎它们。
  • Use the batter in a appam pan.
  • Spread it evenly and drizzle some oil.
  • 在一侧做饭。

11. Cabbage and Carrot Thoran:

Among Kerala Food recipes vegetarian versions, cabbage and carrot thoran is a very significant dish. This lovely combination is cooked with grated coconut and is extremely flavoursome. The curry is mild and usually served with hot rice. You can also eat it with rotis or appam.


  • 1 Cup finely chopped cabbage.
  • 1杯切碎的胡萝卜。
  • ½ cup grated coconut.
  • 2个小树枝咖喱叶。
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds.
  • 盐。
  • Turmeric.
  • 3个干辣椒。


  • 加热一些油,加入芥末籽,咖喱叶,干辣椒。
  • Add cabbage and carrot mince to it.
  • 撒上盐和姜黄。
  • Cook it well.
  • Add some grated coconut and serve hot.

12. Ulli Chutney:

Ulli Chutney是著名的酸辣酱,用洋葱和红辣椒制成。这种酸辣酱与dosa,appam甚至米饭一起食用。制作非常简单,但非常美味。无法想象如果不浸在Ulli酸辣酱的情况下吃早餐。


  • 1杯洋葱。
  • 6-7 red chillies.
  • 盐。
  • 1汤匙罗望子糊。
  • Oil.
  • 芥末种子进行回火。


  • In a small pan, fry some onions and red chillies.
  • 加入盐和罗望子糊。
  • Grind it into paste.
  • 芥末种子发脾气。

C. Malayali Snacks-


Caramel custard is the testament to the residual Portuguese heritage that south India has to offer. To make caramel custard at home is quite difficult but not entirely impossible. This is a famous dish that is specially made during the time of Christmas.


  • ¼ cup Sugar.
  • 1杯牛奶。
  • 2 eggs.
  • 5 tbsp white sugar.
  • Water.


  • 预热烤箱至350F。
  • Make caramel using water and sugar by stirring continuously.
  • 搅拌牛奶和糖,鸡蛋。
  • Pour the caramel mixture above egg mixture.
  • 烘烤10mins.

14. Pazham Pori:

This famous banana fritters recipe is the signature dish of Kerala. Kerala being one of the largest growing state of Bananas is known for this evening snack. It is a mild sweet snack that is made with special local bananas. IT can be enjoyed with some sauce or chutney.


  • 2 NendramPazham Bananas.
  • ¼杯米粉。
  • 捏小苏打。
  • 盐。
  • 姜黄粉。
  • 2 Elaichi。
  • 3汤匙糖。
  • Oil.


  • Slice the bananas into 2 halves.
  • 用米粉,苏打水,姜黄,糖,盐和伊拉西粉制成面糊。
  • Dip bananas slices into the batter.
  • 深fry in oil.


15. Vattayappam:

vattayappamis Kerala’s most special fermented rice cake. It is a mildly sweet dessert that is made on special occasions and festivals. This cake is extremely healthy and is a traditional tea time snack. The speciality of this cake is that it comes with no oil.


  • 2杯浸泡了白米饭。
  • ½杯新鲜的磨碎椰子。
  • 少数煮饭。
  • ½汤匙即时酵母。
  • ½汤匙盐。
  • ½汤匙糖。
  • 4 cardamom seeds.
  • Water.
  • Oil.


  • 用椰子,米饭,酵母,盐,糖和豆蔻种子磨碎米饭。
  • 取一个蛋糕盘,用很少的油脂润滑。
  • Pour the mixture and pressure cook until done.

We hope this article just made your mouth water. Kerala food is extremely delicious and one can find many variations of the same dish. Some of them are inspired by its neighbouring states, but the unqiue part of Kerala Cuisine is that the roots are kept same. From generations, these recipes have been handed over from one gen to the other who kept the traditions alive. Most traditional recipes have not been changed over the years and the flavour profile is kept the same. We hope you will try out these popular Kerala food recipes.


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