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Kerala Onam Sadya Recipes

Onam Sadya (sadhya) recipes: Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala, celebrated by the people of Kerala irrespective of caste or creed. It is one of the most popular festival of Kerala. It also marks the homecoming of King Mahabali and the festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (Aug-Sept).

King Mahabali's rule was considered to be the golden era of Kerala, I remember this song about the reign of Mahabali which was taught at school as a child...I do still remember the first few lines,  "Maveli nadu vaneedum kalam, Manusharellarum onnupole, amodhathode vasikkum kalam......" Which is translated as.... "When Maveli ruled the land, all the people were equal, and people were joyful and merry; They were free from harm...."

Onam sadya is another indispensable part of the festival, on "Thiruvonam" Keralities make a festive meal known as "sadya" and all the family members try to be at home for "Thiruvona Sadya"; which is an elaborate meal laid on fresh banana leaves.

Rice and curries is the main part and ends with a different kinds of payasams, banana chips etc. I have made a collection of recipes for your onam sadya, please click on the link beneath the pictures for the recipe.

Condensed Milk Semiya Payasam
Condensed Milk Semiya Payasam
Cherupayar Parippu Payasam
Cherupayar Parippu Payasam
Pressure Cooker Semiya Paasyasam
Aval Vilayichathu
Aval Vilayichathu
Kerala Puttu
Kerala Puttu
Ila Ada
Ila Ada
Jackfruit Chips
Jackfruit Chips
Banana Chips
Banana Chips
Ripe Mango Curry
Ripe Mango Curry
Avial
Avial
Beetroot Thoran
Beetroot Thoran
Beans And Carrot Thoran
Beans And Carrot Thoran
Lemon Pickle (White)
Lemon Pickle (White)
Inji Puli (Ginger Pickle)
Inji Puli (Ginger Pickle)
Wild Lemon Pickle
Wild Lemon Pickle
Lemon Pickle (Red)
Lemon Pickle (Red)
During my childhood, we used to have 10 days holidays for Onam and we spent our time collecting flowers to make "pookalam" "floral carpet". I still remember the fun we had during those days with cousins and friends.

Some years back, while travelling I saw this beautiful floral carpet at Kottayam Railway Station. All with flowers....beautiful isn't it??



Have a wonderful Onam holidays with family and friends, enjoy food!

Comments

  1. your semiya payasam is the best. i have tried the both pressure cooker one as well as condensed milk version.

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  2. Nice collection....happy onam to you ..in advance...

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