Dec 4, 2008

Best places to Dine in Cochin / Eranakulam - Kerala

The cuisine of Kerala (Malayalam: കേരളീയ പാചകശൈലി) is linked in all its richness to the history, geography, demography and culture of the land. Because many of Kerala's Hindus are vegetarian by religion, and because Kerala has large minorities of Muslims and Christians that are predominantly non-vegetarian, Kerala cuisine has a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Chicken roast and Beef Ularthu

Unlike other South-Indian cuisines, Kerala cuisine is much milder and less spicy than other Indian cuisines. Coconuts grow in abundance in Kerala, and consequently, grated coconut and coconut milk are widely used in dishes and curries, giving a milder flavour to Kerala dishes. Kerala's long coastline and strong fishing industry has contributed to many fish-based delicacies.

Kerala fish curry


The unusual cuisine of Kerala brings to the fore the culinary expertise of the people of Kerala. Producing some of the tastiest foods on earth, the people of Kerala are gourmets with a difference.

The cuisine is very hot and spicy and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured. Keralites are mostly fish-and-rice eating people.

The land and the food are rich with coconut, though one can't imagine Kerala food without chilies, curry leaf, mustard seed, tamarind and asafoetida.

Just a pinchful of tamarind can substitute tomatoes, but there is no real substitute for curry leaf. Since time immemorial, coconut has been an integral part of the cuisine of Kerala.

Here’s list of Non – vegetarian and Vegetarian restauntants in Cochin / Eranakulam and enjoy these photos....

Let’s start with Pai Brothers Fast food and you can select from 36 Dosa varieties

Pai Brothers Fast Food
Pai Brothers Lane
Tel # 2374879

Hotel Bharat
Gandhi Square
Durbar Hall Road
Eranakulam # 2353501

Non vegetarian Restaurants

Four Foods
Shanmugham Road
Tel # 2351026

Abad Plaza
MG Road

History Restaurant
Brunton Boatyard
Fort Cochin
Tel# 2215461

Fort Cochin ( Seafood specials )
Casino Hotel
Near Old Dockyard
Willington Island
Tel #2668421

Rice Boat
Taj Malabar
Malabar Road
Willington Island
Tel #266811 /2668010

For Biryanis

Kayee’s Rahmathulla Hotel
No 420, New Road
Tel # 5584321

Durbar Hall Road

Menorah ( for Jewish cuisine )
Koder House Hotel
Tel # 0484 -0484- 22188485

Café del Mar Stall ( for seafood specials )
Tel # 9895614200 / 9249777847

Malabar Junction
Malabar House
Parade Road
Tel #0484- 2216666

The Teapot ( For excellent breakfast )
Peter Celli Street
Tel # 0484-2218035

Kashi Art Café ( must try Chocolate cake , baked potato chips and carrot soup )
Burgher Street
Fort Cochin
Tel #2215769

If you're visting from Eranakulam to Alleppey ( one hour 15 minutes drive from Eranakulam ) and you can have delicious Kerala cuisine at Cherthala also. ( It's between Eranakulam and Alleppey and 40 minutes drive from Eranakulam )

Highly recommending these restaurants for awesome Kerala cuisine

Hotel Karthyayani
Near by pass- NH 47

Ashwini Residency
T B Road ( 1 km from NH 47
Cherthala # 0478- 2812272 /2812273

Hotel Apsara
Near KVM Hospital & Aswathi Petrol Station
NH 47, Cherthala

Hotel Travancore Palace
Near Green Gardens Hospital
NH 47, Cherthala #0478-2814045 /2814048

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