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Spotlight on Keralan Cuisine

Spotlight on Keralan Cuisine

A browse of our shop pages may have introduced you to dishes that you’ve not seen before on an Indian restaurant menu, as well as ingredient and spice combinations that are intriguing. In this latest blog we explore the delights of Keralan cuisine which is the rich source of inspiration for our extensive range of over 80 meal options here at My Local Indian.

Kanika Saxina from Travel Triangle offers the following introduction: 

“There’s a reason travelers go gaga over the varieties and flavours of Kerala cuisine! Inspired by a fusion of Malabari, French, and Arabian influences and enhanced with a touch of Kerala’s unique culture, each dish in the state is an experience in itself that will leave you asking for more! From the enormous platters of vegetarian dishes like Sadya, the range of non-vegetarian dishes made with seafood, lamb, pork and beef, to the sweet and savoury delicacies, the food of Kerala will take you on a joyride!

The staple food of Kerala is greatly influenced by the history and culture of the state. It’s a blend of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, in which the latter is prepared a variety of items like fish, poultry and red meat. Rice, fish, and coconut are the most common ingredients of almost all Kerala famous food. The flavours are enhanced with chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric tamarind, black pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger, cinnamon”

The idea for My Local Indian came when to when a group of Keralan ex-pats here in the UK gathered together to discuss the delicious homemade food they’d enjoyed in their younger days. Where could they taste such authentic food? Their answer was to start their own restaurant, and by using the finest ingredients and the best chefs they came to be appreciated by the British public, winning many awards.

At My Local Indian we have taken this to a new level – bringing all the delights and flavours of delicious Keralan cuisine directly to you at home, with our range of frozen convenience dishes which are chef prepared in our restaurant kitchen. Packed full of the freshest ingredients and using authentic Keralan recipes handed down through the generations we bring you all the culinary wonder of Southern India, straight from your freezer.

Below are some of our chef’s favourite childhood dishes – add them to your next order and receive a box full of mouthwatering meals to help you easily recreate Kerala at home to delight friends and family, or to enjoy yourself as a deliciously quick and convenient mid-week or weekend treat!

Munnar Chicken Curry – Spicy chicken recipe from the beautiful hill station of Kerala (Munnar) – Chicken cooked in rich spices finished with coconut milk cutting through the spicy flavour
Railway Lamb Curry – Medium lamb curry cooked along with potatoes and aromatic spices, which is popular as it was served in the Indian Railway carriages during the British Raj.
Cheriappi’s Spicy Pork Belly – Keralan NHS doctor’s recipe – Pork belly chunks perfectly cooked in aromatic spices.
Kuttanadan Duck Curry – Chef Mani’s take on the flavourful dish popular in the Kuttanadu region of Kerala – Gressingham duck spiced with pepper, green chillies, aromatic spices smothered in a creamy coconut gravy.
Dhaba Murgh – Dhaba (Keralan roadside food shop) style semi dry chicken curry made with onion chilli garlic, tomatoes and coriander.
Achayans Beef Ularthiyathu – Popular Keralan delicacy – Tender beef slow roasted in a mixture of spices, onions, curry leaves and coconut flakes.

Spice up your life with our range of over 80 options - who knew frozen food could be so fabulous?


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