One of the best things about being so food obsessed is that you get to discover so many phenomenal dishes just because of your love for trying new food 🙂
I sadly did not know a lot about Malayali food growing up, but my knowledge has been slowly improving over the years. Starting with belting lots of eraichi, appam, stew at Gunpowder in Delhi and then making sure I try whichever restaurant I hear good things about, I have grown to love the food from this state. I have a few Mallu friends as well and eating at their house is always a happy meal for me! Most of the Mallu food I love is non vegetarian (duh!) but last year I went out with a group of people where one was a vegetarian and she ordered Dal with Manga. I had never thought manga (raw mango) would work with Dal, but my mind was blown! I was in love! I’ve ordered this whenever I’ve gone back to the restaurant and had to recreate it at home.