Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country, is one of the most beautiful states in India located on the southern tip of India. It is the land of coconuts, bananas, Kathakali dance, Mohini Attam dance, breathtaking beaches, verdant hill station, copious nature beauty, lush plantations and serene & scenic backwaters with luxury houseboats. Travelers from all over the world visit Kerala to enjoy its exceptional charm.
Besides many attractions and places of tourist interest, Kerala is also home to some of the more mouthwatering seafood or sea cuisine. It is one of the leading exporters of sea foods in India and abroad. Chinese Fishing Nets in Kochi are famous among fishermen and tourists from all over the world. Almost all cities of Kerala have fish markets sailing a wide range of sea foods. Fish markets in the different cities of this state are also popular among tourist can buy sea foods from these markets.
There are many restaurants in different cities of Kerala, where you can enjoy yummy sea foods on your tours in Kerala, South India. In this state, seafood is cooked in several methods with extensive use of coconut milk, tattered coconut slices, tamarind and lots of spices like turmeric, coriander powder, black peppercorns, white peppercorns, red chilli powder, rock salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, fenugreek powder, etc. Shallots (tiny reddish onions), curry leaves and green chilies are used to make curry of seafood more yummy. Seafood mainly contains of a variety of fishes, crabs, prawns and small lobsters. Seafood (fish and prawns) is prepared in special clay pot called Meen Chatti.
Some of most popular sea cuisines served in Kerala are Meen Vevichathu (Red Fish Curry), Meen Pollichathu (Fishes cooked in Banana Leaf), Fish Molee or Meen Molee (Fish stew with coconut milk), Meen Peera Pattichathu (Sardines with tattered coconut slices), Spicy Prawn Fry (Karimeen Porichathu / Varuthathu), Spicy Fish Curry (Masala Meen Curry), Lobster Fry (Konchu Varuthathu), etc. These seafood cuisines prepared in traditional Kerala style are truly too yummy and lip-smacking. You should not forget to try these lip smacking & delectable cuisine on your tours to Kerala, South India.
It will be an interesting activity of your Kerala holiday package if you prepare seafood cuisine yourself. It will enhance the charm of your holiday in this state. Here I am telling about a special fish dish and how to cook it. I am telling you about a fish dish you can prepare it easily. And the taste will be too yummy. This fish cuisine is called Meen Pollichathu.
How to cook Meen Pollichathu? By Pearl Spot Fish locally called Karimeen. This fish is found in the coasts of Alleppey. Clean it and marinate with various spices like coriander powder, chilli powder, black & white pepper powder, rock salt, turmeric, ginger paste, garlic paste, etc. Now roast it. Then wrap it in banana leaf carefully. Now keep wrapped fish in a heated flat pan with some oil. Cook on low flame for 20 – 25 minutes. Now you delicious Meen Pollichathu is ready to it.
Well, tour Kerala and explore its various attractions and yes don’t forget to try some of delicious seafood cuisines of the state.
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Terence Lewis is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Kerala Holiday and Tours to Kerala. Find more packages at http://www.keralatourpackage.org/