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Collection of Onam recipes – Round up Post

 Onam is an important major festival for people in Kerala , a State in South India. It is the time when all people of Kerala from all over the world come together with their loved ones to celebrate.


Onam is a harvest festival of Kerala and it falls on Malayalam Calendar – Chinga masam which in Gregorian Calendar overlaps in August – September. The Onam is celebrated for 10 days. It includes Vallam kali( boat race), Puli kali ( Tiger dance), creating Pookalam ( drawing with flowers) and lot many.

But now I dedicate this post to all the people out there  in Kerala who are strongly coming back after a devastating flood.This Onam, those people are struggling a lot.Lots of people have lost their houses and lots their life’s. So I decided not to do any special dish for Onam but to do a roundup post and dedicate it to those people. Let them get all the strength to come back so strong.

The Feast called as Ona Sadhya has minimum of 24 – 28 dishes and is usually served in plantain leaf. The sadhya is normally lunch and main dish Boiled rice is served with different curries and side dishes. Along with it takes place the, banana chips, sarkkara uperi, Mango pickle,pappadum. The feast ends with a sweet note Pradhaman. Normally there will be at least 3 varieties of pradhaman or payasam.

Mango Pickle

The important dish in the feast is pickles. And one of my favorite is Mango Pickle. Check out the recipe.

Paruppu Vada ( Channa dal Fritters)

It is the fritters made of protein rich Channa dal .Check out the recipe here.


Sambar is the main curry made with different vegetables and coconut. This is the main curry to be had with rice . Check out the recipe here. You can also make instant sambar using this sambar masala.


Kalan is yogurt based curry with yam and plantain. You can use both or either of them Check out the recipe here.

Pineapple Madura Curry

This Pineapple Madhura Curry is a dish from Kerala which is a must in special occasions. It is so easy to prepare and require only minimal ingredients. This curry have sweet and sour taste which is unique about this dish. Check out the recipe here.

Kerala Pineapple Madhura Curry

Mambazha Pulissery

Pulissery is basically vegetables cooked in yogurt coconut paste.Here I give you the most popular and delicious Mambazha (Ripe Mango)Pulissery . Check out the recipe here.

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Mambazha Pulissery

Pineapple Rasam

Rasam aids in digestion. Pineapple rasasm have a mixed taste from pineapple and tomato. Unlike other rasam recipes we don’t use tamarind extract in this. Check out the recipe here.

South Indian Pineapple Rasam

Kootu Curry

This is the dry curry made with Yam,plantain and chickpeas or channa dal. Check out the recipe here.

Papaya Pachadi

A simple Papaya Pachadi makes the feast scrumptious. Check out the recipe here.

Vendakka Pachadi

This is a Yogurt based curry which is mild in taste. Check out the recipe here.

Zucchini and Cucumber Pachadi

A little twisted pachadi from the normal ones made with Zucchini. Check out the recipe here.

Inji Kichadi

The Kichadi is a raw preparation with yogurt and coconut sauce. The Inji kichadi is made with ginger which helps in digestion. Check out recipe here.

Raw Papaya Erissery

Erissery is a coconut based semi gravy made with plantain or pumpkin or papaya. Check out the recipe here.


No special occasion is complete without this aviyal. As far I know it is prepared differently in different parts of Kerala. This is Palakkad style which is my home town. Check out the recipe here.

Kerala aviyal

Beetroot Thoran

Beetroot have many health benefits. They are highly nutritious. Try this simple stir fry to have along with your lunch. Check out the recipe here.


Cabbage Thoran

A stir fry made with Cabbage . Check out the recipe here.

Banana Blossom in Coconut masala

Banana blossom is a super vegetable with lots of vitamins and fibre. Check out the recipe here.

Kadala Paruppu Payasam

Dessert made with channa dal and coconut milk.Check out the recipe here.

Vermicelli Payasam

This is one variety of payasam which is so easy to make. Check out the recipe here.

Vermicelli/ Semiya Payasam



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Sharing this recipe to Fiesta Friday this week co hosted by Mollie and Mikaela





  1. Wow what a collection, just right to make up the whole Onam sadya. Our prayers goes out to all those who are suffering because of the floods in Kerala.

  2. Lovely Collection Lathi and Thank you for including my humble recipe as well. Wishing you and all your loved ones a very happy and prosperous Onam.

    1. Thank you Vidhya..Happy Onam to you and your family

  3. What a collection of recipes! I felt like I was able to drink in, if just for a few minutes some of your cultures so I love that you explained a little about the feasting! I see so many recipes that I would love to try. Thanks for the roundup and thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday!


    1. So glad that it helped Mollie, thank you 😊

  4. Thank you for sharing all of these recipes and teaching me about Onam. I hope the people in Kerala do come back strong.

    1. Thank you Mikaela,hope the recipes can be useful for you

  5. What a great collection, Lathi. I’ll be sure to refer to it anytime I need an Onam recipe. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Angie, will be glad if it helped you

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