Kerala fish curry — Photo courtesy: Ramesh N.G. — Wikimedia Commons
Do you believe you’re a curry buff?
I thought I was. I was sure I could eat any curry, no matter how hot and enjoy it. I did until I arrived in Cochin.
I ventured into a restaurant looking forward to the local seafood and ordered a prawn curry. I wouldn’t have believed anyone if they’d told me it would be that hot.
Sorry Kerala. I loved the state. I loved how clean it was compared with most of India. I loved how it didn’t feel crowded. I loved how people’s houses seemed cared for as well as their gardens. But the curries were toooooooooo hot (even for me).