Hot Chips, Palakkad, Kerala



Thin slices of raw banana fry themselves in boiling coconut oil before being salted and consumed by hot chips fans in and around Kerala, and all over India. Served with tea usually, the delicious kaaya varuthuthu —¬†as it’s called in Malayalam — is also served with grand meals on¬†banana leaves at wedding feasts.


Unni appam



Devotees of the Shiva temple at Kachamkurissi, Kerala, enjoy unni appams made of rice batter, bananas, clarified butter and jaggery. Crisp and sweet, this deep-fried snack is found in most Keralite homes.