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Happy Onam!

onam OM

A very Happy Onam to all those who celebrate this Keralan festival! Onam is often celebrated in Kerala over 10 days and is considered to be a harvest festival. The “Onam Sadya” (feast) is another very important part of the festivities and almost every Keralite attempts to either make or attend one of these amazing feasts. The feast is served on plantain leaves and consists of a huge variety of dishes including vegetable curries such as:

  • Thoran
  • Eriseri
  • Paruppu
  • Mezhukkupuratti
  • Kaalan
  • Olan
  • Sambhar
  • Rasam
  • Sweet & savoury Pickles
  • Saambaram (Buttermilk)
  • Coconut chutney
  • Pradhaman / Payasam
  • Banana Chips
  • Appalam

Our Onam Sadya is very simple at our household and varies each year to enable us to try our all the dishes. Our menu this year included: Red Rice, Vaazhakkai thuvaiyal, Avial, Cabbage & Carrot Thoran, Banana chips, Appalam, Vepambu Vadagam, and Paruppu Pradhaman.

Click here for more information about the Onam festival: http://www.onamfestival.org/what-is-onam.html

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