Craving For Kerala Food? Pune Has Great Options Now

Kerela Cuisine - Fish curry in coconut milk
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Craving for food that is tangy spicy and has the typical essence of God’s Own Country?

If the answer is Yes, Then Kerala Cuisine it is! Great for the winter too as the warmth of Kerala engulfs you with each dish.

Pune has always been home to cosines from across the country and the world, though options for good Kerala food was limited. No longer though, since Pune now boasts of a large bouquet or restaurants serving authentic Malayali cuisine.

Pune365 takes a quick tour of the city’s popular Kerala restaurants to curate this list for our readers:

Kozhi Porichathu

Image: Malabar Express

Kozhi Porichathu is a Kerala style chicken fry, Chicken marinated in curd and Kerala spices, curry leaves and fried in coconut oil that enhances the taste of chicken. It is served as at starter often.

Malabar Xpress serves a variety in Kerala cuisine here that is worth trying. Some of the lip-smacking dishes that regulars recommend are the Kottayam fish curry and Alleppey Fish Curry, Chicken Varutharachathu And Mutton Ularthiyathu

Place: Malabar Xpress, G1, Super Mall, Salunkhe Vihar Road.

Cost for two: Rs 500

Thalasseri Mutton Curry

Marinated mutton in kerala spices, Slowly cooked curry in coconut oil made with the flavour of the Thalasseri district in kerala can be had with rice or paratha.

A perfect dish for spicy food lovers. Kerala Café serves some fine examples of Kerala cuisine in the city.

Their zesty dishes from Kerala cuisine will make you fall in love with Kerala food, say their regulars. Some of the other dishes which should not be missed are Chicken Thengavaruthathu, Chicken Mappas, Prawns Mappas and Salmon Kerala Curry.

Place: Kerala Café, 64, Barons Club, Lane 13, Opposite Joggers Park, Kalyani Nagar.

Cost for Two: RS 1000.

Fish Molee

Kerela Cuisine - Fish curry in coconut milk
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Ask anyone from Kerala about their favourite fish curry and fish molee will always top the list. Deep fried fish of your choice cooked in coconut milk served with hot Palappam or rice. Chopsticks spice Malabar serves everything from North Indian to Chinese to Kerala cuisine. Choose any cuisine from their menu and you’ll want more!
Don’t forget to try their Spicy Chicken Mulakittalhu, Nadan Chicken Curry, Ennai Kathrikkal and Chettinad Veg Curry

: Chopsticks spice Malabar, 1, Gulmohar Regency, Symbiosis College Road, Viman Nagar

Cost for two: Rs 450

Vegetable Stew With Appam

Appams are thin pancakes made by fermented rice flour, their shape is derived from a special vessel called Appachatti . Appam is soft and is served with veg stew or meat/chicken.

Veg stew has vegetables slowly cooked in coconut milk with spices, Garnished with curry leaves and coriander.

Their must-try dishes are Chicken stew, Kerala Parotha, Kadala curry and egg stew.

Place: Oye Thambi, Shop A2/3, Cheryl Building, Kolte Patil Downtown, Fountain Road, Kharadi.

Cost for Two: Rs 450.

Bon Apetit! 


#Curated by Ankita Malekar For Pune365 and first published in January 19. Reproduced by reader demand. 

#All prices, images and details are indicative only. Readers are advised to check finer details with the respective outlets mentioned. This is not an official Pune365 review and is only for reader information.