What is the cuisine of Kerala?
Kerala's cuisine has been greatly influenced by Greek, Roman, Portuguese, Chinese, Arab as well as Dutch- these traders made their way into this southernmost port town of India. Remember Vasco da Gama?
Plenty of coconut, chilis, spices such as peppercorn, cardamom, and cloves, plantains, gourds, beetroot, yams, red meat, variety of fish, prawns, squid, eggs, etc. are incorporated in Keralite foods and dishes. Traditionally all food is cooked using coconut oil. Within the cuisine itself there are several sub-cuisines, including the delectable Hindu Sadhya feasts, yummy Syrian Christian meat dishes, as well as Muslim foods such as flavorful Mappila biryanis.