From Pot to Palate: Unveiling Kerala’s Culinary Treasures


As freshly cut tapioca pieces bubble in a seasoned earthen pot, the chef introduces freshly ground coconut paste into the pot. She then adds coconut oil and vibrant curry leaves to the mix, elevating the enchanting aroma.

In another earthen pot, shallots, ginger, garlic, green chillis, and curry leaves are sautéed and spiced up. Kerala’s very own Malabar tamarind is introduced to the mix, followed by fresh sardines. Once the contents of the pot boil, the chef extinguishes the flame, with delightful aromas filling the air. With precision, she transfers the culinary masterpieces onto a banana leaf, imparting perfection to Kerala’s iconic dish – Kappa and Fish Curry.

This is the scene we walk into at “the Good Chef” – a cloud kitchen that operates out of Yeshwantpur in the city of Bangalore.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, Ms. Reshmi, the chef at this hidden gem, works tirelessly to bring the rich flavors of Kerala to your doorstep. From the crack of dawn until nightfall, ‘The Good Chef’ is on a mission to bring the taste of Kerala to your table for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What sets ‘The Good Chef’ apart is its unwavering commitment to preserving traditional recipes passed down generations. Cherished within the founder’s family, these recipes encapsulate the essence of Kerala’s culinary heritage. With each bite, you’re not just savoring a meal but experiencing flavors that have stood the test of time.

‘The Good Chef’ is dedicated to crafting each meal using quality, authentic ingredients. Their menu proudly showcases authentic Kerala delicacies like Appam with stew, kizhi parrota, Sadhya, Payasam, Boli, Chatti choru, Biriyani, and more. Every dish mirrors the founder’s profound understanding and respect for Kerala’s culinary traditions.

‘The Good Chef’ took shape when Reshmi, a fifty-year-old woman with a passion for entrepreneurship, chose to revive the forgotten recipes of Kerala. Reshmi was passionate about cooking for close friends and relatives on festivals and special occasions. Their encouragement and support motivated her to launch ‘The Good Chef.’

A natural entrepreneur, she was previously involved in running a play home for toddlers, but the business took a set-back with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ever resilient, she redirected her passion for cooking into a new and exciting career path. Beginning on a modest scale by cooking for family and friends and eventually growing into a cloud kitchen venture, ‘The Good Chef’ has been a fulfilling journey.

‘The Good Chef’ goes beyond the conventional cloud kitchen setup by catering to all kinds of events. With a focus on tradition, a commitment to quality, and a mission to share the love for Kerala cuisine with a larger community, ‘The Good Chef’ is not just about delivering meals but offering an experience. Whether it’s an intimate gathering with friends, a corporate outing, or a special function, they’ve got you covered. The kitchen’s offerings extend to individual clients and businesses looking to add a dash of authenticity to their events.

So, the next time you crave the authentic taste of Kerala, let The Good Chef be your culinary guide, bringing a piece of Kerala to your table.

To explore the exquisite taste of authentic Kerala dishes from ‘The good chef’, contact 9916534636.