The Amazing Story of Onam & Onam Sadhya

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Onam, a harvest festival celebrated across India and the world, and is main festival among Keralites. Onam festival is celebrated to honor the kind-hearted and much-beloved demon King Mahabali, who is believed to return to Kerala during this festival.

The festival begins on the day known as Atham, and ends on the tenth day, known as Thiru Onam or Thiruvonam, also the most auspicious day during the festival of Onam.

As the whole of Kerala gears up for its biggest festival Onam, here’s the interesting story behind the amazing food served at this time.

Below you can see how to serve a Sadhya.

Vembanad Restaurant, The Paul, Domlur, Bangalore. You can see Kripal Amanna having 28 dishes Kerala Sadhya.

Kripal Amanna is the Founder and Managing Director of Food Lovers, India’s finest content and experience platform dedicated to a celebration of food, wine and dining across print, digital and social.

Below you can see Onam Special Food Recipes By Suresh Pillai ( Chef Pillai ).

Chef Suresh Pillai is the Director – Culinary of Raviz Hotels and Resorts around the World. An accomplished culinary artist who has had successful stints in highly acclaimed European restaurants, he is also a BBC Master Chef holding a celebrity status.

Mark Wiens having Kerala Sadhya during his visit to Kerala. After graduating from university, he decided to travel for food. Eventually he ended up in Thailand, where he met his wife. He and his wife are now based in Bangkok, Thailand, but they travel frequently to find delicious food all over the world.

For Hindu marriages in Kerala also the Vegetarian Sadhya is served usually for more than 1500+ members. Below you can see the celebrity chef LEKSHMI NAIR during such a preparation as part of her company’s catering service. Lekshmi recently started a Vlog channel in YouTube also and in this channel  you can see her talking about food and travel often.


Onam Wishes from Celebrities:

This year, however, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been advised to celebrate Onam within their homes and use locally available flowers for the traditional floral carpet.

And on that note, Happy Onam/Onam Ashamsakal guys!




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