Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala (a state in India) is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety. It is celebrated for 10 days and is one of the biggest festival of Kerala. It marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit the state at the time of Onam. Exotic Kaikottikali dance, snake boat race, ornately dressed elephants, elaborate feasts, intricate pookalam are all part of this festival.
A remarkable feature and also an inevitable part of this festival is the Onam Sadya which means "Grand feast". A typical Onam feast is pure vegetarian and traditional Kerala Recipes are prepared and served on banana leaves.
Some of the Onam Special Dishes are listed below. You can click the link for the recipe.
Varutharacha Sambar-Kerala Style
Rasam (Tomato rasam)
Erissery (mathanga erissery with cow peas)
Chena Vanpayar Erissery
Mathanga thoran (pumpkin stir fry)
Ada Pradhaman (step wise pictures)
Easy Semiya Payasam with condensed milk
Unniappam (2 recipes - instant version also included)
Also check out Kerala's most popular breakfast -Puttu and Kadala Curry . Check out more Kerala Recipes.
Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com. Happy Onam!