Why is seafood a specialty in Kerala?

September 4, 2023

Why is seafood a specialty in Kerala?

Due to Kerala's unique geographical location - being situated between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats – the state is blessed with an abundance of marine life. The diversity of seafood found here is truly remarkable. From succulent prawns to juicy crabs, tender lobsters to flavoursome mussels, God’s own country spoils you for choice. 

Let us tell you why seafood in Kerala is a specialty.

Delightful preparation of seafood
In Kerala, seafood isn't just a dish; it's an art form. From bustling street stalls to exquisite dining establishments, the preparation of seafood is approached with dedication and finesse. Every dish is a symphony of taste and texture, where each bite is a revelation of flavours that dance harmoniously on your palate.

A perfect blend of flavours and spices
The spices used in Kerala's seafood dishes are the epitome of delight for your taste buds. Spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper are frequently used with coconut, curry leaves, and tamarind to create a medley of flavours that evoke a sense of nostalgia and discovery in each bite.  As you savour each mouthful, the spices tell a story, weaving a tapestry of aromas and tastes that awaken your senses and leave an indelible mark on your mind.

Variety that caters to every palette
From the bustling markets to the serene backwater villages, Kerala's seafood offerings encompass a diverse range of options that cater to everyone. For those seeking a spicy and tangy experience, the fiery "Meen Curry" (fish curry) made with coconut milk, tamarind, and a blend of spices is a must-try. On the other hand, the "Karimeen Pollichathu" showcases the delicate interplay of flavours where freshwater fish is marinated with a blend of spices, wrapped in banana leaves, and slow cooked to perfection. With options ranging from the fiery to the subtle, Kerala's seafood scene ensures that no cravings go unfulfilled.

Freshness straight from the sea
Imagine savouring fish that was caught just hours before reaching your plate, ensuring that the flavours are as vibrant as the sea itself. This freshness not only enhances the taste but also provides a truly authentic experience that connects you with Kerala’s heritage.

Raviz Nirvana

Raviz Nirvana stands out as a culinary masterpiece among the myriad seafood delicacies offered in Kerala. Crafted from the freshest Pearlspot fish sourced directly from the backwaters of the neighboring Ashtamudi Lake, Nirvana embodies the essence of Kerala's seafood culture. Expertly marinated and grilled to perfection, each bite takes your taste buds on a journey of pure bliss, celebrating the rich flavors and traditions of Kerala. Infused with a harmonious blend of traditional spices and aromatic herbs, Nirvana tantalizes the palate with a symphony of flavors, presented with artistic finesse for an unforgettable dining experience that delights all the senses.

An essence of local traditions and celebrations
Kerala's seafood isn't just about satisfying hunger; it's also deeply embedded in its cultural traditions and celebrations. Be it a local festival, a family gathering, or a wedding feast, seafood takes centre stage. The act of sharing a seafood meal fosters a sense of camaraderie and community, inviting you to not only eat but also partake in the rich tapestry of Kerala's social fabric.

Indulging in a seafood extravaganza reaches new heights when you reside at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel. We offer you an exotic gateway to a culinary adventure like no other. Imagine waking up to the gentle lull of waves, knowing that a symphony of seafood awaits you just steps away. With our exceptional oceanfront restaurants at The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel transforms dining into an art form. From succulent grilled prawns infused with coastal spices to exquisitely crafted fish dishes that elevate indulgence to an art, every bite you take is a journey through Kerala's rich heritage.