Cuisines of kerala

The cuisine of Kerala is linked in all its richness to the history, geography, demography and culture of the land. Since many of Kerala's Hindus are vegetarian by religion, and because Kerala has large minorities of Muslims and Christians that are predominantly non-vegetarians, Kerala cuisine has a multitude of both vegetarian and dishes prepared using fish, poultry and meat.

There are lot many dishes that are relished by the people of Kerala in breakfast.

» Puttu-kadala : It is made of ground rice and grated coconut steam cooked together.

» Appam and vegetable stew/chicken curry : It is a type of pancake made from rice flour and fermented toddy. Crispy pieces of vegetables or meat are cooked in sumptuous coconut milk.

» Idiappam and stew : It is the main dish of string hoppers, made from rice flour pressed out as noodles and then prepared in steam.

» Idli and Dosa with sambar/Chutney: Idlis are slightly sour cakes and Dosas are flaky pancakes made from mixture of fermented rice and black gram is relished with sambhar or coconut chutney.

» Pathiri and Chicken curry: It is a thick Pancake made from dough of rice powder. Parota and Chicken curry: A heavy breakfast in form of a pancake of dough.