Malabar Cuisine

in Module
Published on: 03 July 2020

Dr Azeez Tharuvana

Dr Azeez Tharuvana is the Head of Department of Malayalam at Farook College, Kozhikode. He has authored several books, including 'Ramayana Traditions of Wayanad'.

The Malabar Coast of Kerala is a melting pot of different cooking methods and ingredients, including spices. Its cuisine, evolved as a result of centuries of trade and cultural transactions with West Asia, has acquired a distinctive character of its own within the different culinary traditions of Kerala. Internal migration has also been a major contributory factor towards the shaping of Malabar cuisine. This module carries an extensive overview of its history, a video documentation of cooking methods and interviews.