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ONAM SPECIAL: 10 Best Recipes To Feast On Onam

Onam is not only a cultural festival but also festival where you get to eat a variety of foods. All the members in the family gather to have lunch on Onam Day. Here are 10 recipes to enjoy on Onam!



Erissery Recipe - Erissery is a traditional Kerala dish made during weddings and festivals. The balanced taste of pumpkins and coconut titillates the taste buds.


Pulissery Recipe - Pulissery is an authentic Kerala recipe made with buttermilk and cucumber. A perfect blend of subtle flavors.

Thenga Choru (Coconut Rice)

Thenga Choru (Coconut Rice) Recipe - Delicious and coconut-y! Easy to prepare coconut rice with some urad dal and cashews.


Pachadi Recipe - A fine blend of coconut, curd and pineapple combined with fiery chillies and spices.




Avial with Kerala Red Rice Recipe - Avial is a traditional south Indian dish from Kerala. A thick mixture of vegetables like drumsticks, potatoes and carrots are cooked in coconut oil and mustard seeds. Served with red rice.

Paal Payasam

Paal Payasam Recipe - A delicious rice and milk pudding with cashews and raisins.




Rasam Recipe - A south Indian dish which is usually watery and doesn't have a thick consistency like sambhar. Made with toor dal, lots of pepper and tomatoes, rasam can be eaten eaten as soup or with steamed rice.




Kalan Kerala Curry Recipe - Kalan is a traditional Kerala dish made during Onam Sadhya. It is a curry dish prepared using buttermilk, mustard seeds, coconut and raw bananas.

Ulli Theeyal

Ulli Theeyal Recipe - Ulli Theeyal is a Kerala delicacy made with shallots or tiny onions cooked in a roasted coconut gravy.


Puli Inji/Puliyinji is an indispensable part of every Onam Sadhya. It is a sweet and sour sauce made by simmering fried ginger (inji) in jaggery and tamarind (puli) sauce. Puliyinji is also known as Inji Curry in some regions of Kerala. In some places, Inji Curry may also refer to a similar dish prepared in a fried coconut paste. The consistency of Puliyinji varies from region to region. Some make it like a chutney whereas others make it into a very thick paste.

  • Born and brought up in Kerala, India. Now in Mumbai, India doing first year of my Masters in Film Studies (M.A)..

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