These regional snacks are especially beloved by the locals and are delicious when served with tea
Are you seeking some tasty snacks to enjoy while having tea? You're in the correct place. There is a long list of traditional tea-time snacks in Kerala cuisine. You already have the goods listed in your pantry, so you can make these delectable snacks. With rice flour, coconut, and jaggery, many of these treats can be swiftly prepared. Here are a few dishes to give you a taste of Kerala till you can enjoy the warm weather and the state's culture. This list of snack foods from Kerala's different communities makes the place a humble mix of cultures.
Chatti pathiri is a meal that is unique to the Muslim population in Kerala and calls for some level of culinary expertise. In Malayalam, "chatti" means "pot" or "pan," and "pathiri" is the name for the thin savoury pancakes that are a staple in Keralan kitchens. The recipe instructs you to layer shredded spiced chicken and a thin savoury pancake in layers to make a savoury pastry. The chatti pathiri is pan-roasted and served hot after it is finished.
The cylindrical shape of this crispy food from Kerala gave it the name "kuzhal," which means "barrel" in Malayalam. With components like cumin, black sesame seeds, and garlic that will help strengthen your immune system, this savoury, deep-fried delicacy pairs great with tea or coffee.
Sweet rice flour packages called ottada are wrapped in banana leaves. There is a fragrance of freshly burned banana leaves. While you ejoy the filling made of coconut, crunchy sweet rice, and chakkavaratti/jackfruit jam you will crave for more. Foods from Kerala like elaada, kozhukatta, and ottada are quite similar to one another.
Made with rice flour and coconut milk, orappam is a typical old-fashioned snack in Kerala. Jaggery or ordinary sugar can be used as the sweetener. On the outside, it is crispy, and on the inside, it is mushy and gooey.
Arikadukka is a delectable Kerala food that asks for deep-frying fresh mussels that have been coated in a mixture made of salt, garam masala, turmeric, and chilli powder. Yes, the recipe requires a little bit of work, but the end result is crispy, crunchy paradise!
Unnakaya, a spindle-shaped snack made by the Muslim population of Kerala in the state's northern regions (Kannur, Thalassery), is a year-round favourite but is especially enjoyed during Ramadan. This delicacy is loaded with energy and is made with bananas, cashews, raisins, and rice flakes.
Sukiyan is a typical Keralan evening snack. Deep-fried balls of cooked mung beans that have been coconut and jaggery-sweetened. Although it is prepared relatively similarly to bonda from South India, this one is sweeter.
It's impossible to predict how many of these you'll be able to grab in one sitting. The neyyappam is merely a little sweet appam that has been fried in ghee. These small globes are an incredible treat to eat and feature two traditional Keralan snack ingredients: coconut and jaggery.