Onam is a 10-day harvest festival celebrated around the world by Malayalis. The festival is celebrated on the account of the sacrifice of life done by the legend of King Mahabali for his subjects.
Where there is festival there are special dishes that are the speciality of the regions. The food also reflects their cultures and traditions. There is a grand sadya feast that includes some lip-smacking dishes lie payasam, pachadi, inji curry and many more.
Let’s Us Give A Feast To Our Eyes By Reading About 26 Special Sadya Dishes:
This special Sadya dish is made from pumpkin, red beans and a good amount of coconut grated in it. It is also known as Mathanga Erissery or Pumpkin Erissery. This dish is not much spicy and the consistency is thick depending upon how you like it.
An authentic Kerala dish which can be made in many ways. You can use curd and vegetable of your choice. You can also use cucumber in it. On top add grated coconut and your dish is ready.
The one thing that not just Malayalis but everyone loves ae the Banana chips. The salty and sweet combination they give is just heavenly delicious.
4. Sharkara Varatti
This is the sweeter version of banana chips that are made from jaggery. The sweet dish is a bit hard but tastes equally good.
5. Manga Curry
The old mango pickle which adds a tangy flavour to your dish is also something which is served in Sadya feast.
6. Naranga Curry
The Sadya feast includes two types of pickles and this is one of them. The lemon pickle adds a sour taste to your meal.
This dish is made from yoghurt with pineapple or bottle gourd in it. The grated coconut is a must in every dish.
This dish is also made from yoghurt mixed with yummy raw bananas and grated coconut.
The curry is prepared in coconut milk with some ash gourds and red beans in it.
10. Inji Curry
This dish is prepared with tamarind, ginger and jaggery. This is the first dis that is prepared during the 10 day festival of Onam.
11. Chena Mezhukkupuratti
This dish is made with yam cut into small pieces fried in coconut oil and spices added to it.
12. Parippu Curry
The dish is prepared with moong daal, some red chillies topped over it with sesame seeds. To add an extra desi flavour ghee is also added which makes the dish even more delicious.
On Onam, Malayalis don’t serve the normal white steamed rice. The curries are served with red rice.
We are all friendly with the taste of sambhar and we love it. This essential dish can ave any and every vegetables and will taste wonderful no matter what.
15. Morru Kachiyatha
This traditional dish is made by cooking yoghurt with some garlic, ginger and shallots. Some sesame seeds on top make the dish look complete.
Some crispy papads made from rice flour will make your meal enjoyable.
The dishes made are very healthy and most of the vegetables are used. Avial is a mixed vegetable dish made in coconut oil and milk.
A dish made with spicy yoghurt and choice of your vegetable in it.
Rasam is another popular dish made from tamarind soup with curry leaves, mustard seeds and tomatoes in it. It is good for digestion and tastes good when mixed with rice and sambar.
20. Kootu Curry
Raw banana mixed with black chana and grated coconut turned into a thick gravy. The consistency and well-cooked bananas in this dish will make you lick your fingers in the end.
This minimal time-taking dish is cooked with cabbage or carrots. Beans and grated coconut can also be used in making this dish. It goes best with Morru Kachiyatha which tastes delicious and is healthy.
22. Palada Pradhaman
The last dish is the dessert made with milk, dry fruits and rice ada. It forms a perfect combination with all the other spicy dishes.
You are lucky enough if you had them, for the others just have a visual feast!