Happy Onam – A few Onam recipes from me and my friends

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 Hello Hello Everyone 

Happy Onam 

It’s that time of the year where every malayalees around the world celebrate together this auspicious harvest festival without any boundaries . This festival brings all of us together no matter which part of the world you are in . Its my immense pleasure to bring you all few sadya dishes from my archive as well as few contributions from my dear friends. 

Before we start with the dishes an introduction to this festival those who are not aware of it . 
“Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. It is one of the rarest festivals which is celebrated by a complete State, irrespective of religion, caste and creed. Kerala’s rice harvest festival and the Festival of Rain Flowers, which fall on the month of Chingam, celebrates the Asura King Mahabali’s annual visit from Patala (the underworld). Onam is unique since Mahabali (locally known as Maveli) has been revered by the people of Kerala. The King is so much attached to his kingdom that it is believed that he comes annually from the nether world to see his people living happily. It is in honour of King Mahabali that Onam is celebrated. ” 
Source- Wikipedia 

This festival brings out a lot of memories for me the morning hunt for flowers to make the pookalam , the faint smell of thumbapoo & shankhu pushpin , the aroma of coconut oil in the air , the excitement to wear new dress and meeting all cousins at grand ma’s house .I clearly remember the hustle and the exciting prep done by all my aunts, mom & grated ma just a day before onam, how I miss those days . 

To reminisce those days I have made a collective sadya post from my archives and from my lovely friends Sonal, Swati, Suchi and Sarika . 

Check out all the recipes and have a happy & prosperous Onam 

xoxox

Parvathy 

Nellikka Achar 
Udupi Style Sambar By Sonal 

Tomato Dal Rasam by Sarika 

Sambharam/Buttermilk 

Okra/Vendakka Thoran by Swati 

Avial/ Mixed vegetable curry in ground coconut 

Pumpkin Erissery
Kurukku Kalan / A yoghurt based raw plantain and yam curry 

Cheru Parippu Payasam/ Split yellow moong dal kheer 

Boli/ Kerala style sweet lentil flat bread

Quinoa payasam by Suchi

 

 

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