Food of Kozhikode

With a blend of Arab and Malabar cuisine, Kozhikode is famous for its meat dishes and desserts. A connoisseur of food should never miss, Erachi Pathiri (soft rice bread with meat fillings) and Erachi/Meat curry, Kuzhi Mandhi (prawns, mutton, chicken and fish), Kozhikode pav bhaji(special chicken gravy fillings) and Aradika (rice flour and mussel). If you are a vegetarian, you could always opt for the option of traditional Kerala Sadhya. A concoction of mussels in rice flour cooked in the shell called Arikadaka is equally special. Another thing that should make it to your list of desserts is Calicut Halwa available across many bakeries. Biryanis are cooked delicately, and Kozhikode famous for its Malabar style recipe. 

Aval milk(beaten rice, nuts, fruits and milk), Sulaimani( black tea with a punch of lemon) and kulukki sarbath(special lemonade with fruit flavour and khus khus) are the unique renowned drinks. Kozhikode is also famous for its snacks varieties like Adda(wheat or rice roll with coconut and sugar filling) and Pazham nirachathu( banana fry coconut filling), Mutta Mala and Mutta Surka (sweets made of egg) and chatti pathiri(soft rice bread with sweet nut fillings).

Here are the top 10 restaurants in Kozhikode:

1. Salkara

This Paragon Group restaurant is famous for its authentic Malabari cuisine. Best known for its special Mango Fish curry with parothas, this restaurant serves traditional food par excellence.

2. Beach Hotel

Beach Road, Mananchira, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673032, India 
7 AM - 10:30 PM
INR 85-250

3. Dawn Restaurant

Malabar Place, Manuelsons Building, G.H.Road, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001 
INR 100-400

4. Hotel Sagar

Mavoor Road, Puthiyara, Near KSRTC Bus Stand, Kozhikode, Kerala - 673004, India 
6 AM - 2 AM
INR 80-250

5. Coffee Beanz

Red Cross Rd,Near Tagore Centenary Hall,Mananchira,Kozhikode, Kerala 673032 
12 PM - 12 AM
INR 40-180

6. M-Grill

3rd floor, Focus Mall, Rajaji Road,Kozhikode, Kerala 673004 
11 AM - 11 PM
INR 400-800

7. Mezban

Asma Tower, Mavoor Road,Kozhikode, Kerala 673004 
Kerala, Seafood
INR 400-800

8. Salkaram

This simple restaurant serves South Indian food, specialising in Malabari dishes.

9. Adam's Teashop

Also known as Adaminte Chayakkada, this beachside cafe serves a lot more than tea. Known for Indian and Asian dishes, this cafe's vibrant and cozy ambience is a winner.

10. Zains

Best known for its authentic Malabari preparations, this restaurant near the beach is an old-time local favourite. Their authentic Full Kozhi Nirachathu, Muttamala, Pathiri and Unnakkaya are worth trying.

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