Kerala cuisine you need to try

Red rice, vegetable curries and accompaniments like poppadum and pickles make for a sumptuous platter for Vishu
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Here’s a Kerala sampler from, ‘Happiness is a Stomach Full,’ by Sreeja Jayaram.

 

Puttu, made of steamed rice and grated coconut with a black chickpeas in gravy, is a popular breakfast in Kerala
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Avial is a stew of coconut gravy with a variety of vegetables that is best eaten with rice
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Olan is a light dish made of black eyed peas, white pumpkin and coconut gravy as a nod to country gourds
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Thoran are vegetables like beans or plantain florets tossed in a garnish of chilli, mustard seeds with a coconut garnish
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The ripe banana steamed with a jaggery glaze is a delicious dessert in any feast in Kerala
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AUTHOR'S BIO: Sudha is a senior commissioning editor with Lonely Planet India.

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