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Onam 2023: 10 traditional dishes to add to your Sadhya feast

Updated On Aug 26, 2023 11:19 AM IST
  • Onam, the annual Malayali harvest festival, is celebrated during the Malayali month of Chingam (August - September).
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Onam, the 10-day-long harvest festival, marks the beginning of the Malayalam year Kollavarshamis. The term "Sadhya" in Malayalam translates to a grand banquet. This culinary spread encompasses an assortment of 26 distinct curries, fried vegetables, sweet delicacies, and more, all meticulously crafted from a staggering assemblage of over 60 ingredients. For those who aren't native to Kerala yet wish to experience these flavors, here are 10 dishes you can recreate in your own kitchen. (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Onam, the 10-day-long harvest festival, marks the beginning of the Malayalam year Kollavarshamis. The term "Sadhya" in Malayalam translates to a grand banquet. This culinary spread encompasses an assortment of 26 distinct curries, fried vegetables, sweet delicacies, and more, all meticulously crafted from a staggering assemblage of over 60 ingredients. For those who aren't native to Kerala yet wish to experience these flavors, here are 10 dishes you can recreate in your own kitchen. (Pexels)

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Avial: This is a healthy mixed vegetable stew featuring 13 vegetables in coconut and yogurt gravy. (Instagram/@kaleidoscopeww80) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Avial: This is a healthy mixed vegetable stew featuring 13 vegetables in coconut and yogurt gravy. (Instagram/@kaleidoscopeww80)

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Erissery: Also known as Ellisheri, this is a thick curry made with yellow pumpkin, red beans, grated coconut and spices. (Instagram/@subha_vijay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Erissery: Also known as Ellisheri, this is a thick curry made with yellow pumpkin, red beans, grated coconut and spices. (Instagram/@subha_vijay)

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Thoran: Known as upperi in Northern Kerala, this is a delicious beans recipe made with french beans.  (Instagram/@lisasflavours) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Thoran: Known as upperi in Northern Kerala, this is a delicious beans recipe made with french beans.  (Instagram/@lisasflavours)

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Kaalan: This is a thick stew made with banana, yoghurt and coconut.(TheHealthyIndian) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kaalan: This is a thick stew made with banana, yoghurt and coconut.(TheHealthyIndian)

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Naranga Curry: Naranga Curry is a sour lemon pickle served in a traditional Sadhya. It is made with lemon, spices and herbs in sesame oil. (Instagram/@lijus2020) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Naranga Curry: Naranga Curry is a sour lemon pickle served in a traditional Sadhya. It is made with lemon, spices and herbs in sesame oil. (Instagram/@lijus2020)

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Pachadi: This is a yogurt-based dish made with either pineapple or bitter gourd and grated coconut. (File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pachadi: This is a yogurt-based dish made with either pineapple or bitter gourd and grated coconut. (File Photo)

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Inji Curry: Also known as puli inji in some parts of Kerala, Inji Curry is a sweet and sour curry made with ginger, tamarind and jaggery. This is one of the first dishes prepared in Malayali households in the days leading to Thiruvonam. (Instagram/@oruvadakkanfoodie) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Inji Curry: Also known as puli inji in some parts of Kerala, Inji Curry is a sweet and sour curry made with ginger, tamarind and jaggery. This is one of the first dishes prepared in Malayali households in the days leading to Thiruvonam. (Instagram/@oruvadakkanfoodie)

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Pulissery: This is a sweet and sour yogurt based gravy with a coconut base. It is usually prepared by adding ash gourd or pappaya or cucumber.  (Instagram/@lazymom_cooks) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Pulissery: This is a sweet and sour yogurt based gravy with a coconut base. It is usually prepared by adding ash gourd or pappaya or cucumber.  (Instagram/@lazymom_cooks)

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Olan: This is a mild dish prepared using white or ash gourd and red beans, accompanied by a rich addition of coconut milk. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Olan: This is a mild dish prepared using white or ash gourd and red beans, accompanied by a rich addition of coconut milk. (Shutterstock)

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Parippu Curry: This is a curry made with mung dal (split and skinned mung beans), coconut, and a few basic ingredients. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 11:19 AM IST

Parippu Curry: This is a curry made with mung dal (split and skinned mung beans), coconut, and a few basic ingredients. (Pinterest)

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