Encompassed by exotic, lush greenery, emerald plantations and winding lanes in the Western Ghats of Kerala is the idyllic hill station of Munnar. Its plentiful tea plantations make it one of the largest commercial centres for tea in south India. Moreover, Munnar is one of the most stunning and renowned hill stations in Kerala - home to some of the most exotic flora and some endemic species.

Apart from offering picturesque landscapes, Munnar also offers its visitors the most lip-smacking local cuisines and street food. With a unique mix of continental and western fare, Munnar’s delectable food culture is meant to suit every palate and taste. So, on your family holiday here, you simply cannot miss the opportunity to gorge on some amazing food in Munnar.

To help you with it, here’s some of the most palatable dishes the place has to offer:


Believed to be a breakfast staple made out of fermented batter, dosa is the most famous food of the state of Kerala. It forms a staple part of the south Indian diet and is generally served with potato stuffing, hot sambar and chutney.

Idli and appam:

Being yet another breakfast staple across Kerala, idli and appam qualify as the most common food items consumed by locals. Idlis are a type of delicious rice cake made by steaming a batter, which includes rice and fermented black lentils. Appams, on the other hand, are essentially pancakes made from coconut milk and fermented rice batter. You can relish appams with almost anything.

Fish Curry:

Replete with umpteen varieties of preparations, Munnar has a lot to offer for seafood lovers. The Kerala style fish curries of Munnar are something you simply cannot miss out on. The flavour of Kokum and coconut, also recognised as kudampuli, is what makes these curries truly sensational.

Beef Fry and Malabar Parota:

Beef fry and Malabar parota are some of the preferred dishes amongst non-vegetarians. Well-cooked and generously coated with mustard seeds and curry leaves, the beef fry offers the most intense burst of flavours.


Payasam, also said to be a kind of kheer, is one of the most important sweet dishes of Munnar. It derives its sweetness from a slow-boiled concoction of rice, which is almost semi-solid in consistency. This beloved sweet dish is a must-try dessert.

A visit to Munnar will undeniably allow you and your family a chance to embark upon a culinary journey that you will cherish forever. And, amongst the plethora of Munnar resorts, the Club Mahindra Munnar Resort promises to ensure that you savour all of these local delicacies of Munnar under one roof, while enjoying a comfortable stay. Guests especially love the food here, and there is a special menu for kids too.

But before you book your stay, don’t forget to check out the Club Mahindra reviews of Munnar resort online.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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