There is something about Kerala that has us all mesmerised. With its scenic backwaters, the beautiful Malabar Coast and the delicious cuisine, people from all over the world can’t help but love this beautiful land. While we all may not travel to Kerala, also known as ‘God’s Own Country’, to get a taste of the beautiful culture and lifestyle, we can try the authentic Keralite food at home. This cuisine is known for its fish curries and prawn fries, but it is much more than seafood. It also has delicious vegetarian recipes that are local to the state. And, if you thought that the vegetarian food of Kerala is just sambhar, idli and dosa, then we are here to prove that misconception wrong. We have found six unique vegetarian dishes that capture the heavenly taste of Kerala in its ingredients.
Here Are 6 Unique Vegetarian Recipes From Kerala:
Kadala curry is a spicy vegetarian curry made of black chickpeas, coconut and flavourful seasoning. Traditionally, kadala curry is served with appam for breakfast in Kerala. This curry is gluten-free and vegan!
Cheera Thoran or spinach bhaji is a South Indian side dish that is made using red or green spinach. This simple yet yummy recipe gives a soulful spinach dish that has coconut flavours, thanks to the use of grated coconut and coconut oil.
Parotta or ‘Barota’ is a flaky yet fully flatbread from the South. This paratha is layered, making it the perfect paratha to accompany with coconut curries and delectable stew. Serve these hot parathas with a spoonful of ghee!
Also known as Neyichoru in Malayalam, ghee rice is a cooked rice dish that repurposes rice by adding the earthy and distinct flavour of ghee. Ghee rice is a staple dish in Kerala, and it is often paired with kurma or a South Indian curry.
Pathiri is a healthy and soft flatbread made from rice flour. This is authentic to the Malabar region of Kerala and is made with only three ingredients rice flour, cooking oil and water. A dough is made using rice flour and then rolled and cooked like atta roti.
Part of the evergreen appam and stew combination, a vegetable stew is a mellow and earthy curry that is not only delicious but easy! This stew is flavoured with warm aromatic spices tempered in coconut oil.
Try out these recipes and tell us how you liked them.