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Food in Alappuzha

Foods are somewhat synonymous with the cultural basics of a place. India is truly a food-paradise in every sense. Each zone of the country has their own spices and types of preparations and food making processes. Under each zone every different states also has their specific foods with varied tastes. What is more interesting is the fact that the different places in every state have again their own food culture which literally defines the particular place. South Indian food has taken over the likeness of almost the whole India with their exceptionally aromatic spices and texture and of course the richness of both taste and looks. These foods are comparatively lighter than the north or western Indian foods. Kerala also possesses a significant place of the pan Indian food paradise so does Alappuzha itself.

Food culture in Alappuzha

Alappuzha food has an invariant tendency to use coconuts and tamarind in almost every dish and in numerous forms. The gravy for both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian be it fishes or meats are made of grinding or blending the whole spices i.e. cardamom, cloves, cinnamons, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, dried red chilies etc. with grated or pieces of coconut. In fact, the dried preparations are also made by using the scrapped coconut at the end. Another interesting aspect of the food in Alappuzha is the use of various condiments or chutneys with all the meals of the day. They use coconut, green, tomato, onion, mint or many other chutneys with their breakfast items as well as the bigger meals during the rest of the day. The ingredients and the way they are used do vary from place to place.

Alappuzha has its unique ways to serve their palatable dishes. They mostly use the utensils made of either bronze or brass or clay which are duly decorated by the green banana leaves on which the meals are being served. The serving of a meal just reflects their cordiality as each of the preparation is served with utter care and precision all together in the plate.

Alappuzha foods have a distinct place in the world of Kerala or Malabar foods. Some popular Alappuzha dishes are the Malabar or Alappuzha Fish Curry, Alappuzha Konju Masala, Avial, Thalassery Biryani, Puttu, Olan, Mutton Paya Masala, Thoran, Malabar Parota, Karimeen Fry etc.

Alappuzha being a popular tourist place offers various restaurants, joints and eateries for the tourists to satiate their hunger for the foods from the other parts of the country as well as some global dishes. There are many restaurants in the town which serves great Chinese, Moghlai or North Indian and some Continental delicacies. Some popular restaurants are:

Cassia
NH-47, Kommady, Alappuzha- 688 008, Kerala
Phone No. +91 477 2246300

Hotel Yuvaraj
Near KSRTC Bus Stand, Alappuzha- 688 001, Kerala
Phone No. +91 477 2252069, +91 9447124885
Website: www.rajcruises.com

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