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In the serene backwaters of Kumarakom, perched on the edge of Lake Vembanad, you will discover two key ingredients of Kerala’s versatile cuisine: the Banana and the Coconut. Both grow in abundance in the region, and are an indigenous part of the local diet. Coconuts are used to make oil, in cooking, and also give their coir and shells to make all kinds of products! You will learn how to make Spicy stir fried prawns with grated coconut, a dry vegetable dish made with Banana Flower, Banana Stem cooked with Coconut and Banana stuffed with grated coconuts, nuts and eggs and then fried – a local delicacy!
Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on Vembanad Lake in Kerala, which is home to the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. An ornithologist’s paradise, the sanctuary is spread across 14 acres, and is the favourite haunt of local birds. Enjoy a cruise on the backwaters of Kumarakom in a houseboat. Kumarakom is Kerala’s Venice of the East… a heartland of lagoons and mangrove fields, inter-linked with hundreds of narrow winding canals. Soak in the panoramic sight of the serene, palm fringed…