3 Delicious Non-Vegetarian Dishes From Kerala You Must Try
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Mention South Indian food and the first things that come to our mind are usually Dosa, Idli, Sambar, and a few other items. But the vast cuisine of this part of the country boasts a list of mouth-watering dishes, spread across the four states. While these items are predominantly vegetarian, South Indian cuisine has a huge repertoire of tasty and irresistible non-vegetarian dishes too. The culinary heritage of Kerala, for instance, features some of the most popular non-vegetarian dishes. 

Rich, robust, and indulgent sea-food, chicken and mutton dishes from the state keep making foodies slurp not only around the country but also globally. There are several savoury preparations from Kerala that can easily liven up your lunch or dinner spreads. If you love everything spicy on your plate, Kerala cuisine is sure to enchant you. And its non-vegetarian fare is something that a non-vegetarian food lover shouldn’t miss. 

From Kerala roast chicken to fish fry and fried prawns, the cuisine has got surprises for chicken and seafood lovers alike. And the fiery melange of flavours in these dishes will make you a fan, if you are trying for the first time. Here are the three delicious non-veg dishes from the state that you must try.   

1. Kerala Egg Roast 

Paired with appam or malabar parotta, this egg roast is one of the most simple and quick non-veg recipes from Kerala that is mostly eaten during breakfast. Flavourful and spicy, this egg roast comes with a melange of aromatic masalas including fennel seeds, cumin, red chilli, Kashmiri chilli powder, black pepper, coriander powder, and more.  

2. Kerala Chicken Roast 

This one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Rich and robust Kerala-style roast chicken is a delicious mix of chicken with a host of spices, roasted together. It can be an appetiser or even as a side dish for a dinner party at home. A quick dish, roast chicken simply needs to be marinated in a spicy paste, and added to the prepared mix of masala. Cook until the gravy is dry and the chicken is roasted to a golden colour. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?  

3. Kerala Prawn Cutlet 

South Indian cuisine has a good number of sea-food recipes with distinctive tastes, and this prawn recipe is no different. Also known as Chemmeen Vada, the Kerala-style prawn cutlets simply have shelled, deveined prawns combined with coconut, shallots, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, chillies, and turmeric into a mix. It is then shaped into cutlets, which are shallow fried in hot oil till golden brown. The aroma of the spices such as curry leaves, turmeric and chillies make it an irresistible treat.