Ahhh Kerala, the spice coast of India.
In Kerala, black pepper or “black gold” along with many other spices, has been grown and exported in enormous quantities since the Greco-Roman era. Some Historians believe that this lush tropical paradise was partially responsible for the colonization of the Americas.
Cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, red rice, coconut, banana and fresh fish are abundant and make up the predominant flavors of Kerala. Local favorites include dishes like Fish Steamed in Banana leaves with Red Rice, Idli, and Beef Curry.
Wait… what? Beef Curry?