What we are doing in Oottupura. Kerala is very diverse from a cultural point of view. Cooking styles are varying not only from place to place but also from religion to religion. Historically, Kerala cuisine has had many influences. Before the British invaded India, the region was ruled by many small princely states. The rulers had big storage spaces within their palatial halls where they store rice, pulses, spices and other food ingredients called Kalavaras. These Kalavaras were adjoined to Oottupura where food was prepared and served for the whole family. Meals were prepared throughout the day and fed to people who came to Oottupura..