5 Dishes Malayalies (കേരളീയൻs) Love

5. Shawarma

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Shawarma is an Arabic word which means “Turns”. This is basically a roll of Khubz with chicken, Tuna(fish) or Beef stuffing . Being an international favored food , this dish takes different souls (stuffing) in different countries. In India you probably find only chicken Shawarma (For obvious reasons), also for topping you would find Cucumber , onions covered in mayonnaise.

(Avengers Movies: Post credit when tony shows his love for Shawarma)

Marvels fans, you guys knows Iron Man loves Shawarma 😛



4. Kulukki Sarbath


This is not exactly a food rather a street drink , this article wont be complete without mentioning about this particular  traditional soft drink made with lemon and few other ingredients. Kulukki in Malayalam means “Shake” which indicates the  cocktail mixing style and Sarbath means “Lemonade, hence Shake Lemonade aka Kulukki Sarbath




  1. Lime juice-from 2 limes
  2. Sugar syrup / honey- 1/2 cup(as per sweetness)
  3. Kaskas/ basil seeds/sabja seeds-1tsp
  4. Green chilly sliced-1/4tsp (as per taste)
  5. Pineapple finely chopped-2tsp
  6. Mint leaves crushed-few(optional)
  7. Ice cubes-6
  8. Water-2cup


  • Soak the basil seeds in water for  about 10minuets, Drain it.
  • In a jar or bottle mix all the ingredients well for a minute and serve soon.

3. Puttu & kadala curry

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Putttu & kadala is no longer limited to breakfast. South Indians continue doing experiments on this dish and brought many different forms of it. There are even restaurants that focuses and sells only Puttu and kadala Curry .One of the famous restaurant is dheputtu in Kochi, which offers more flavoured and varieties than the normal puttu.

For those who doesn’t know how to prepare it , Click here to learn from the Kerala tourism department

2. Thalassery Biriyani

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If you have Malayalie friends , you guys would have noticed that whenever you go out out with him/her for dinner or lunch 99% percentage of time they consistently orders Biriyani. South Indian loves Biriyani and there are many regional specials , Chettinadu Biriyani ,dum Biriyani ,karaikudi Biriyani are few  popular ones among them.

But Thalassery Biriyani is considered to the most flavored and delicious. Unlike other biriyani cuisines Thalassery biryani uses Kaima/Jeerakasala rice instead of the usual basmati rice.

1. Rice and Fish Curry aka chorum meen curryiumImage result for rice and fish curry

And finally my personal favorite. Rice and fish curry is an awesome and legendary combination which you find in all parts of Kerala. And this combo becomes more special if the fish is Sardine aka “Matthi”



Lets see what wiki says about Fish Curry :-

Matthi curry, also known as fish curry, is an Indian dish with Chinese roots. It consists of sardines semi-stewed in a Kerala-style curry with assorted vegetables, such as okra or onions. It is usually served with ricenaanbread, or tapioca. The dish is most popular in KeralaBangladesh, and West Bengal, where rice and fish are staple foods. Other variations may include adding tamarindjuice or coconut milk. Malabar matthi curry is a dish of relative popularity amongst Malaysians, Singaporeans, and their tourists

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