Onam 2022: It’s time to enjoy some typical Malayali delicacies, the traditional way – on banana leaves, as the Onam festival is here. The 10-day harvest festival kicks off on August 30, 2022, and the excitement is running high in Kerala. The festival celebrates the return to the homeland of the mythical king Mahabali. Onam is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor in the southern Indian state, which sees people making rangoli flowers, participating in boat races and getting together to dance and sing folk songs, culminating in Onam Sadhya’s big party.
Onam Sadhya in Malayalam means ‘party’, which means that Onam Sadhya feast is a combination of varied meals that offer a variety of savory and sweet flavors. Along with rice, curries such as erissery and avial are served. There is also sambhar, rasam, snacks like fried banana with pickles, and of course, desserts. Traditionally, a multi-course meal of 24 vegetarian dishes is presented on banana leaves. According to custom, Onam Sadhya must be celebrated by hand and while sitting on the floor. We have curated some easy vegetarian recipes that you can use for your Onam festival.
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Here are 7 Kerala-Especially Easy Recipes for Onam Sadhya:
This toor dal based soup is great to start the meal off with some aromatic and spicy flavors. Tomatoes and peppers are combined with toor dal to make this popular south Indian dish. Find the recipe here.
This ice cream is always popular with the crowd. The perfect combination of coconut, curd and pineapple is raised with some strong spices and red pepper. Click here for the recipe.
3. Cheera Thoran
This delicious and healthy dish can be easily prepared by sautéing steamed spinach with coconut and spices like curry leaves, mustard seeds and lots of chili. Don’t forget to garnish it with some grated coconut. This is the formula.
Can a south india tour be complete without a sambar? Never! But if you’re not in the mood to spend extra hours in the kitchen, we have a quick and easy sambhar recipe for you. Click here.
This traditional Kerala dish is made popular for Onam festivals. The pumpkin is cooked in a creamy coconut sauce and topped with a fiery tadka of curry leaves, red peppers, mustard seeds and grated coconut. This is the formula.
6. Paal Payasam
A south Indian dish, paal payasam is a creamy dessert made with rice and milk, combined with cashews and raisins for extra crunch and sweetness. Find the easy recipe here.
7. Ada Pradhaman
This easy dessert is made with ada rice, jaggery and coconut, fortified with dried fruit and cooked in coconut milk. Click here for the recipe.
Don’t stress about preparing a lavish Onam Sadhya festival. Choose from these simple recipes for a fun party with your loved ones.
Congratulations Onam 2022!