Culinary - The Leela Kovalam

From spicy, fried and baked delicacies served at the quaint little bakeries dotting the streets to delicious South Indian favourites, the local cuisine offers a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared using fresh seafood, poultry and red meat with rice, a typical accompaniment

Being a major producer of spice Kerala cuisine frequently uses black peppers, cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon and ginger in its dishes. Since coconut is available in abundance and it is loaded with numerous health benefits, locals use it abundantly to create delicious dishes.

Enjoy the special Sadhya Meal

Enjoy the Special Sadhya Meal

Indulge in the traditional Kerala feast on a banana leaf, in the idyllic settings overlooking the Arabian sea. This feast boasts of rice served with seasonal vegetables cooked in various styles and in different flavours - sweet, spicy, sour and tangy. All this accompanied by a series of curries, pickles, fried condiments and yoghurt-based dishes. The meal is served in a time-honoured sequence, ending with myriad traditional desserts. A Sadya meal requires elaborate and extensive preparations over 24 hours for a minimum of 4 people.

Price: INR 3,000 per guest  plus taxes

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Relish other Kerala Cuisine

Malabar Cuisine

Flanked by the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the Malabar area is responsible for having provided some of the most delicious and flavourful additions to Kerala cuisine. It has a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare and people flock to these parts to taste the unique flavour of the food here. The very aroma of Malabar dishes will surely transport you to the friendly shores from which this delicious cuisine originated.

Nasrani Cuisine

This cuisine is mainly influenced by the Mar Thoma Christians of Kerala, which is a blend of Indian, Middle Eastern, Syrian, Jewish and Western styles and flavours of cooking. Specialities from the cuisine include mappas or chicken stew, meat thoran (dry curry with shredded coconut), seafood and duck curries, and meen molee (spicy stewed fish) Latin Christians in Kerala follow the Portuguese heritage and lifestyle. In addition to chicken and fish, Christians along with a section of Hindus and all Muslims in Kerala eat red meat Irachi ularthiathu also known as Kerala beef fry is a beef dish cooked with spices.

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Malabar and Nasrani Cuisine
Vegetable garden at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel

Visit to our Organic Vegetable Garden - Aaramam

Explore Aaramam - a sprawling 5-acre organic vegetable garden - and immerse yourself in the joy of harvesting fresh produce. This garden offers an impressive variety of vegetation, including diverse types of bananas, gourds, red spinach, pumpkins, and coconuts. Indulge in a unique culinary experience as our skilled chefs craft personalized dishes, tailored to your specific tastes and preferences, using the hand-picked vegetables from the garden. You can now savour the freshest of ingredients in a meal designed just for you. 

Alternatively, you can also treat yourself to the delightful Aaramam day specials at The Terrace, our all-day dining restaurant. Here, you can relish dishes featuring the organic vegetables sourced directly from Aaramam's bountiful garden. 

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Royal Travancore a Unique Dining Experience

The Royal Travancore Thali stands as a testament to the culinary excellence and royal patronage of the erstwhile kingdom. It showcases a fusion of flavours, traditions, and cultural diversity that define the cuisine of Kerala.  During the reign of the Travancore kings, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries, the ‘Thali’ meal became an integral part of the royal court and ceremonial occasions. Over the years, the Royal Travancore Thali became associated with special occasions, festivals, and weddings.

The centerpiece of the Royal Thali is the rice, usually served on the upper half of the banana leaf. It is accompanied by an assortment of curries, side dishes, pickles, chutneys, and sweets - all arranged in a specific order. The meal traditionally begins with serving par-boiled rice with ghee (clarified butter) and pulses.

The curries and side dishes in the Royal Travancore Thali can vary, but some common components include Sambar (a lentil and vegetable stew), Avial (a mixed vegetable dish cooked in coconut paste), Olan (a dish made with ash gourd and cowpeas in a coconut milk base), Thoran (a dry vegetable stir-fry), and Pachadi (a yogurt-based dish with vegetables or fruits). To complete this royal dining experience, a variety of traditional sweets and desserts are served at the end of the meal. These may include Payasam (a sweet rice or vermicelli pudding), Pradhaman (a rich and creamy dessert made with jaggery and coconut milk), and other regional specialties like Ada (steamed rice flour parcels filled with sweet coconut-jaggery mixture).

Price: Veg INR 3,500 and non-veg INR 4,500 per guest plus taxes

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