Malaika Arora is one self-confessed foodie. More often than not, she is seen savouring traditional meals from different parts of the world. Malaika, who traces her roots in Kerala from her maternal side, is a huge fan of the cuisine from the southern state. So, she recently gorged on an authentic Kerala-style meal that included a variety of traditional dishes such as Koottukari, Aviyal, Rasam, Pachadi, Thoran, sambar, rice and appalam among others. The first picture, on her Instagram Stories, shows her plate filled with the aforementioned dishes. She used the hashtag "Kerala on my plate" to express her joy.
Take a look:
In the next picture, Malaika shows off her scrumptious platter. She wrote, "Thank you Kanupriya and Anirudh Iyer for pampering me with this yummy Keralite meal on set." She added two hashtags, "Way to my heart" and "Truly a mallu."
Here's how you can get some of Malaika's favourite dishes from Kerala
1) Kerala-style Avial
This is one of the first dishes that comes to mind when we talk about Kerala cuisine. It is one comforting dish that you can make using a variety of vegetables like raw banana, ash gourd, drumsticks, yam and coconut. Refer to this recipe for a yummy dish. And, when you think that the vegetables are cooked, you can drizzle them with some coconut and serve it hot. Here's the recipe.
This is one South Indian delight we always recommend. A lot of pepper and goodness of tomatoes go into making this delicacy. One can enjoy it with rice or even have it simply like soup. Check out the recipe here.
3) Pineapple pachadi
Pachadis are very famous in the southern part of the country. South Indians prepare many kinds of pachadis and savour them with their regular meals. This pineapple pachadi carries a unique blend of sweet and sour flavours that will surely make your tastebuds do a happy dance. Here's the recipe.
4) Kerala style potato curry
Potatoes are always a foodie's favourite. If you are looking forward to experimenting with aloo, Kerala style potato curry is a great option to consider. Check the recipe here.
5) Palada payasam
When you set out to eat Kerala food, a yummy payasam is a must. It is basically a pudding made with rice and milk along with a variety of ingredients. Here's how you can make it.
So, are you all ready to rustle up these traditional delicacies at home?