Every tourist destination is blessed with its own distinguishing feature – something that sets it apart from the others and packs enough punch to pull in endless hordes of travellers throughout the year. Just as Lucknow has chikan and zardosi dresses and Jaipur has resplendent forts and palaces, Wayanad in Kerala has the richest, most delectable cuisine you will ever have the fortune of savouring.
Despite being situated in the Spice Capital of the World, the food in Wayanad is prepared using a modest inventory of homegrown ingredients. Most dishes served here have their roots in the traditional Malabar style of cooking, which involves a generous dosage of seafood, rice, and coconut. And while every ethnic delicacy of Wayanad evokes the urge to gorge, there are some that will leave you with the kind of piquant aftertaste that lingers in your mouth and mind long after you’ve gone back home.
Commonly found in Kerala’s backwaters, Karimeen or Pearl Spot fish is every seafood enthusiast’s go-to comfort food. This melt-in-your-mouth delicacy is prepared by marinating the fish, wrapping it in banana leaves, and steaming it to perfection. If you enjoy digging into something that is crisp and juicy at the same time, this should be at the top of your list.
Appam with Stew
Although quite basic in its preparation, appams paired with a delicious bowl of stew is a unique local treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. If you are a vegetarian, order the traditional vegetable stew, which will be laced with thick coconut milk. Non-vegetarians have the option of indulging in a chicken stew that, when cooked right, will change your life.
As the south Indian sibling of kheer, the nation’s most beloved dessert, payasam has established its own identity by replacing some of its key ingredients. Instead of rice, it is made with sago, and sugar is substituted with jaggery. Add a substantial helping of coconut milk, yam, and pumpkin, and you get what is possibly the most glorious last course you’ve ever had.
Every visit to Wayanad will remain woefully incomplete until you experience the traditional feast that is sadhya. Simply put, the dish comprises a variety of vegetarian items like boiled rice, parippu, sambar, rasam, avial, and different types of pickles. Primarily served during lunchtime, this is a must-have if you wish to experience Wayanad on a banana leaf.
Keeping in mind how deeply intertwined the district’s culture is with its food, the restaurant at Vythiri Village Resort in Wayanad, a Club Mahindra affiliate property serves all of these irresistible delicacies. More than the comfortable accommodation and essential amenities, the guests like to come to this Wayanad resort in Kerala to enjoy an authentic fix of the local cuisine, which is prepared to satisfy the diverse palates of children and adults alike. Get a glimpse of the Club Mahindra feedback, and you will know exactly why the guests love staying here. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra today & have a pleasant and memorable stay at Wayanad resort in Kerala with family.