Kerala is known as much for its backwaters as it is for its food. While different areas of the southern state have their own distinct culinary specialities, the magic of Malabari cuisine is known to food connoisseurs around the world. Located in the northern part of Kerala, the Malabar region offers a delectable spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. From seafood dishes to rice recipes, you name it and you will find a Malabari version of it. Rich, creamy and yummy could sum up the dishes from this part of Kerala.
Here, we have curated a list of recipes from the Malabar region that you must try at home.
This fish curry is loaded with spices such as chillies, coriander and mustard seeds. The coconut milk used while making this curry gives it a creamy texture and unique flavour. If you like to savour fish, then this is one dish you cannot miss.
If you are bored of regular chicken curry, it's time to change your preferences. Malabar chicken curry is a special Kerala-style chicken curry cooked in coconut oil. If you haven't tried this before, it's time to take your tastebuds on a ride.
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Make this incredible fish biryani for a great treat with the family. This recipe is a huge hit in many households and people from all age groups enjoy it. It is a fish dum biryani with lots of spices and flavours. Cook this at home and don't forget to serve it with raita or mint chutney.
Many people are choosy about including prawns in their food choices. They often like prawns cooked in a particular way. However, you can try this Malabari curry where the prawns are cooked in tamarind and jaggery. Coconut is added as well. It's a must-try delicacy if you like non-vegetarian food with a twist.
If you've tried lachcha parantha and loved it, then you must make this version for yourself. Malabari paratha is fluffy, crisp and soft. Serve these parathas with ghee. You can pair it up with a south Indian curry like Malabar chicken curry.
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6) Ghee Rice
This is one of the most popular comfort food in Malabar cuisine. Put a spoonful of ghee rice into your mouth and you'll be transported to the Malabar region with its earthy flavours. This is garnished with dry fruits, green chillies and onions.
This is a popular roti made up of rice, found in Kerala. First of all, grind the cooked rice with water and make a smooth paste. You can add the ingredients and make it into a hard dough. Make balls and roll them into thin circles. You can pair aripathiri with numerous lip-smacking curries.
We're sure by now you must be salivating! It's time to spice up your meals — lunch or dinner — with these lip-smacking dishes from the Malabar region. So, what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and get going!