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.

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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
    Visit to our Organic Vegetable Garden - Aaramam

    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).

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    Raviz Nirvana

    Indulge in our Signature Dish - Raviz Nirvana

    Embark on a gastronomic journey with the extraordinary "Raviz Nirvana," an exclusive signature dish meticulously crafted at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel. This culinary masterpiece is a jubilant ode to Kerala's abundant seafood treasures, featuring the freshest catch from the pristine Ashtamudi Lake. Skillfully prepared by our chefs, the Seer fish Darne undergoes a marination process, combining ginger, garlic, turmeric, and chili powder for a delectable infusion of flavours. Grilled to perfection, the fish is presented on a banana leaf base within the traditional Indian appachatty, where a symphony of locally inspired ingredients such as shallots, raw mango, coconut, and curry leaves harmonize with coconut milk. The visual finesse and attention to detail in the presentation add an artistic touch, enhancing the overall dining experience. This culinary saga unfolds on the tranquil waters of Ashtamudi, where the heartfelt creation of "Raviz Nirvana" on a Raviz houseboat, using the freshest Karimeen fish gifted by a local fisherman to cricket legend Chris Gayle, encapsulates the spirit of community and culinary craftsmanship. As the delicate aroma of spices fills the air, the dish becomes a symbol of gratitude and admiration, transforming a local gesture into an unforgettable dining experience. Notably, Raviz Nirvana offers a diverse range of vegetarian options to cater to varied preferences. Each bite of this flavourful and aromatic dish, with its grilled fish and coconut mango sauce encased in the natural fragrance of banana leaf, promises a culinary indulgence that transcends ordinary dining.

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    A Session with our Master Chef

    Immerse yourself in a culinary adventure where the essence of the cuisine becomes palpable as you wander through bustling shops and stalls, immersed in the aromatic symphony of fresh spices. Elevate your experience by selecting your favourite fresh vegetables directly from the organic garden of Aaramam.

    Join hands with our skilled chef for a personalised culinary journey, using your hand-picked ingredients to craft delectable creations. Indulge in the satisfaction of tasting the dishes born out of your efforts. Relish the unique opportunity to have your cake and eat it too, savouring every moment of this immersive and delightful gastronomic experience.

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    A Session with our Master Chef