Mouth-watering Kerala food items, recipe displays and traditional methods of cooking will delight gourmands at the three-day Spicy Heritage of Kerala food festival that began here Friday.
"Kerala has been able to attract so many tourists because of the variety it has to offer. International tourists also visit other spots in India but they keep coming back to Kerala because of its rich variety," Minister of Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni said inaugurating the event at the Travancore gourmands building in central Delhi.
She also hinted at special plans for the state's tourism sector.
"Hopefully, after the elections in the state, I will be able to visit Kerala and then the plans will materialize," she said, referring to the state's assembly polls that begin later this month.
The food festival that will continue till Sunday has a variety of stalls that offer the finest culinary traditions of the state. There is also free food sampling, recipe displays and cooking demonstrations of traditional methods.
Artists from Kerala will also put up various dance performances, including Mohiniyattam, Theyyam and classical music recitals over the weekend. Stalls selling traditional Kerala handicrafts, textiles and a range of food goodies that include chips and pickles have also been set up.