Must-Try Local Food For Your Next Trip To Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep has been in the news and the search for the pristine island have risen. So, if you have an upcoming trip there, here's some local food you must try. 


It is a pancake made with rice flour and coconut milk that is often served with stew or curry. Also, it is a popular dish in Kerala, India.

Adukku Pathiri

This is a rice flour flatbread dish served with chutney or curry. Thin layers of dough are stacked and baked until golden brown.


Made with rice flour and coconut, bondi is a yummy, crispy snack fried to golden-brown perfection. You can have it as a light snack.

Mus Kavaab

This is a type of kebab that is made with minced meat, spices, and herbs. It is often grilled or fried and often served with naan or rice.

Maas Podichath

A spicy dish made with chicken or mutton, served with rice or roti. Try it if you have extensive spice tolerance.

Kurukku Kaalan

A curry made with raw bananas and coconuts showcases the food culture of Lakshadweep. It is seasoned with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and green chillies, giving it a unique taste.

One of the top Lakshadweeep dishes is made with mussels, coconut milk, curry leaves, and herbs for a balanced taste.

Kallummakaya Curry

Kakka Irachi Ularthiyathu

This is a seafood heaven that is made from pieces of octopus marinated with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and curry leaves, giving it a rich & flavorful taste.

This is a classic sweet which is prepared with chana dal mixed with eggs, cashews and almonds and is considered to be a delicacy in Lakshadweep.


Mutta Mala

It is a traditional sweet dish made with eggs, sugar, and coconut milk, which is often enjoyed during the festivities in the region.

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