Kerala Paste 180g
Kerala is a luscious green state, with plenty of water from its inland canals and ample rainfall. It is also known as the Spice State of India, home to the finest black pepper.
The farmers in Kerala grow all sorts of spices for culinary and medicinal uses. A visit to a spice farm is a must when on a holiday in Kerala. People of Kerala eat foods laced with coconut whether it’s shredded, grated or blended. Both the coast and inland waterways provide a variety of fish and seafood.
Rice is also grown in the paddy fields surrounding the waterways, and used in different ways for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Steamed idlis, (ground rice dumplings) or dosas (roasted rice pancakes) are eaten along with coconut chutneys for breakfast. A dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes, vegetables or even minced lamb is eaten for lunch with a tasty sambhal (thin dall soup). Red chillies, green chillies and black pepper are the key ingredients used in Keralan cooking.
Vegetables like squash, beans and shallots are steamed or stir-fried with coarsely crushed black pepper, red chillies, coconut, garlic and ginger to make delicious vegetarian dishes. Kerala paste is a blend of spices from South India, with the unique flavours of coconut and curry leaves. Try this paste with a firm white fish or root vegetables, to make up a stew. Eat it with rice and crispy papadoms for a delicious supper for a cold winter evening.
onions, coriander leaves, garlic, ginger, sunflower oil, desiccated coconut, poppy seeds, salt and a special blend of spices*contains mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, coconut, black gram