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Monday, September 5, 2011

Onam Recipes-Onam Dishes-Onam Sadya Recipes

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.

Onam Sadya Recipes

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.

Parippu Curry

Varutharacha Sambar-Kerala Style


Rasam (Tomato rasam)




Erissery (mathanga erissery with cow peas)

Chena Vanpayar Erissery 

Mambazha Pulissery

Pineapple Pulissery

Beans Thoran

Cabbage Thoran

Mathanga thoran (pumpkin stir fry)

Ulli Theeyal

Beetroot Pachadi

Pineapple Pachadi

Vellarikka Kichadi 

Pavakka Pachadi 

Mathanga Pachadi 

Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti


Koottu curry

Moru Curry 

Parippu Pradhaman

Vermicelli Payasam

Palada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman (step wise pictures)

Chakka Pradhaman

Easy Semiya Payasam with condensed milk


Banana Chips


Puli Inji

Sambharam /Moru

More desserts

Unniappam (2 recipes - instant version also included)

Ila Ada 

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!


  1. wow makes me drool..on these dishes..

  2. Correct info at correct time. Nice.


  3. Nice collection of recipies for onam .... Happy onam ....

  4. Hi Padhu.. Happy Onam. Loved visiting your blog. Bookmarked!;)

  5. Hello nice collection onam recipe. I am sure that lot of newly wedded girls will be benefited with this blog.
    Happy onam

    I am sending my heart felt onam wishes to all visitors of this blog


  6. Lovely post! Thanks for sharing the links of Onam sadya recipes and dishes! Love them!


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