Kanyakumari Food

Jackfruit-chips

Jackfruit-chips

Jackfruit Chips is one of the famous snack foods in Nagercoil, made by deep frying half-ripe flesh of the jackfruit.

This is a very tasty, crispy and healthy snack food of nagercoil.

The jack fruit is sliced into chips and roasted in coconut oil and pepper, salt or chilli is added to the chips.

It is a favorite snack consumed with tea in the evening.

This delicate snack is made out of mature, unripe jack fruits.

Pulpy jackets are meticulously hand picked, diced into slender juliennes of around 4 to 5 mm thickness, deep fried in coconut oil, salted and served with its distinctive golden glow.

Kothu-Parotta

Kothu-Parotta

Hotels in Kanyakumari have a unique specification.

If you are new to Kanyakumari and walking out at an evening you may hear some weird sounds of hitting irons from the hotels. Don’t be panic. It simply means the chef in that hotel is making Kothu Parotta or Minced Parotta.

You may get Parottas everywhere. But you can’t find the substitute for Kanyakumari’s Kothu Parotta.

If you see how it is made, you will be surprised to see the fast moving hands of our local chefs over the parottas to mince it along with some chicken or eggs or as you ask.

Pazha-bajji

Pazha-bajji

Another uniqueness of Kanyakumari District. It’s called Pazha Bajji.

If you go to a local tea stall, you could see some small yellow colored cylindrical edibles. Yeah! That is Pazha Bajji.

Ripened bananas were dipped into Maida batter and fried till they turn yellow.

To get into the banana you must first go through the yellow batter and finally you will get to taste the banana.

It will surely be a new experience for outsiders.

Semiya-payasam

Semiya-payasam

Semiya Payaasam is one of the favorite desserts of Kanyakumari people which will be basically served after the food.

It is sweet in taste and most commonly made and served in all functions.

Unlike other Payasams (keer); Semiya (Vermicelli) Payasam is easy to make.

Maravalli-kizhangu

Maravalli-kizhangu

Tapioca is mostly cultivated in Kaniyakumari. When this season comes, farmers dig it out from the field and sell it freshly.

Tapioca will be peeled and cut into pieces and boiled in water with salt for taste.

When it is been cooked properly, water will be removed and served with Fish Curry.

Banana Chips

Banana Chips

Our Kanyakumari is famous for it’s Banana Chips. Anyone who comes to visit Kanyakumari for the first time will be surely impressed and attracted to the taste and the fame for Banana Chips.

The pleasant aroma of the coconut oil which is been used to fry those chips and the light amount of salt and pepper that would be added to bring it’s flavor will never fail to make someone to fall in love with Banana Chips.

And to see how banana chips is made is another great experience that you can’t easily get to see anywhere other than Kanyakumari.

Avial

Avial

Avial, a side dish made with different type of vegetables and coconut is not only tasty but also a nutritious vegetarian sidedish and is eaten with steam-cooked rice.

This Avial is a common food in especially Kanyakumari district.

It is easy to make and is very nutritious as it is made of different types of vegetables, and coconut which contains omega-3 fatty acids.

But to prepare this mouthwatering vegetable course certain ingredients are needed. A particular procedure should also be followed.

This vegetable curry is delicious as well as easy to prepare.

Appam

Appam

You might have heard about Dosa. But Appam is Kanyakumari’s recipe that you won’t easily find elsewhere.

The mixture used to make Appam is top secret. It is made on a wok and fry cooked one side and steam cooked on the other.

Appam, a type of South Indian pancake, is made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk.

It is a popular food in kanyakumari district. Often eaten for breakfast as well as dinner.

The taste is so neutral, that it is an instant hit on first trail itself.

Munthiri-Kothu

Munthiri-Kothu

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Aval

Aval

We call Beaten Rice as Aval in Tamil language. In North India it is known as Poha.

Beaten Rice is so famous in Indian sub continental region. In North India we will get spicy, yellow colored Poha with some Namkins to add the flavor.

But we KKians have our own style of making. It is made by sprinkling water over the Beaten Rice and adding coconut and jaggery.

You won’t get this recipe in any hotels. It is homemade dish. It is a Rice Flattened with some natural processing.