The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of
the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the
people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.
The cuisine is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic
opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured.
Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people.
The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one can't imagine
Kerala food without chilies, curry leaf, mustard seed, tamarind and
Just a pinchful of tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real
substitute for curry leaf. Since time immemorial, coconut has been an
integral part of the cuisine of Kerala.
These people put to good use whatever the land offers and the result is a
marvellous cuisine that is simple yet palate tickling. They relish equally a
dish as simple as 'kanji' (rice gruel) or as extravagant as the 'sadya'