This Keralapiravi, food enthusiasts who love the traditional food of the state can treat themselves to the best of the best in Thiruvananthapuram. The food fest that's arranged as part of Keraleeyam cultural fest cum expo, scheduled from Nov 1 to 7, features a variety of dishes from puttu and kadala to Attappady's 'vanasundari chicken.' Flavours from across the state will be available at the expo which has 11 food melas that serve around 2,000 dishes. Renowned chefs including Abida Rasheed, Suresh Pillai, Firoz Chuttippara and more will also be part of the programme.
Ramassery idli, Ambalappuzha palpayasam, Thalassery dum biryani, Kuttanadan karimeen pollichathu, pazhamkanji, dried fish fishes, porotta and beef will be some of the delicacies on offer. There are also many stalls by small, local entrepreneurs known for their signature dishes.
Scheduled Tribe Development Department, Cooperation Department, Fisheries Department, Dairy Development Department and Kudumbashree will also be part of the event. Keraleeyam will be inaugurated at 10 am on November 1 at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Here's what you can explore at various points:
The food stalls will be open from 10 am to 10 pm during the expo days.