The Kerala spices have a prominent role in the history of Kerala and India. Kerala was famous all around the world because of the money it brought to the state in ancient times. Musiriz, an ancient port in Kerala was the base of the spice trade in the historic times. It is believed that the western colonization of India was in order to control the spice trade from Kerala. This resulted in the arrival of Vasco da Gama to Kapad beach in Kerala and the western colonization followed by.
Those who don’t know about Kerala, it is a southern state of India and is the favorite destination of food lovers. Kerala is famous for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes using egg, fish, and meat. Kerala cuisine is different from other Indian dishes because of the lavish use of spices. Black pepper, chilly powder, green cardamom, and curry leaves are widely used in Kerala dishes.
There are many varieties of spices grown in India. The varying climate all around India resulted in growing different varieties in different places in India. Kerala -the god’s own country is also known as the spice garden of India and as well as the spice capital of India. Let’s see list of Kerala spices that are commonly used in Kerala.