Kerala is known worldwide as a wonderful tourist destination. The backwaters, beaches and hill stations of Kerala are known for their calm and serenity, which provide a relaxing holiday in God's Own Country. Kerala Backwater offers tours to Kerala, India, that showcase the best of Kerala. One of Kerala's popular attractions is its delicious Kerala cuisine.
Kerala is a coastal state, it is a covered with emerald green paddy fields and has plantations where spices that have been exported worldwide for centuries, are grown. Add to this mixture a touch a coconut and a bunch of bananas and you're halfway to a recipe for Kerala cuisine, which you can try on Kerala Backwater tours.
`Sadya' - the typical Kerala feast served on a banana leaf, is a sumptuous spread of rice and more than 14 vegetable dishes, topped with `payasam', the delicious sweet dessert cooked in milk. A typical Kerala breakfast may be `idli' ,sambar, dosai and coconut chutney.
As in much of South India, there is a tendency towards vegetarian food. However, the Muslims and Christians excel in non-vegetarian cuisine like `pathiri' and kozhi curry(chicken), biriyani and fish dishes. There are many restaurants serving sea-food - prawn curry in coconut gravy is exceptionally good. Curries are eaten usually with plain steamed rice.
Almost every dish prepared in Kerala has coconut and spices to flavour the local cuisine giving it a sharp pungency that is heightened with the use of tamarind,while coconut gives it its richness, absorbing some of the tongue-teasing, pepper-hot flavours. Tender coconut water is a refreshing nutritious thirst quencher.The crunchy papadam,banana and jackfruit chips can give french fries a run for their money any day.
For Breakfast they have mostly either of :
Avial(with coconut milk)
Drumstick Leaves Erissery