Try out this collection of tried and tested Onam Sadya Recipes which will make your festival even more special. All the recipes listed are traditional Onam Dishes and a part of Onam Sadya.
What is Onam?
Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala state of India and is celebrated with great enthusiasm with people all over the state and by Malayali’s (people from Kerala) across the world.
Traditionally this festival is celebrated with with worship to Mahabali. Mahabali, a devotee to Lord Vishnu defeated devas and ruled the three worlds. During a yagna to celebrate the victory, Lord Vishnu decided to test his devotion and came as a dwarf boy (Vamana).
When Mahabali offered this boy anything he would like, Vamana asked for property measuring three paces, which he readily agreed. As the boy grew in size, he covered the three worlds in only 2 steps, so for the third pace Mahabali offered himself, proving his devotion to Lord Vishnu.
Lord Vishnu gave him a boon to return to his land every year, which is celebrated as Onam every year.
People across the state decorate their houses with flowers, buy new clothes to celebrate with their near & dear ones and make Onam Sadya Recipes to feast on. Various festivities including traditional Kerala boat races, tug of war, traditional dances and music etc are arranged for people to celebrate.
Onam Sadya is a must have feast consisting a number of local flavors served on a banana leaf on this day. The dishes include local seasonal vegetables and fruits.
What is Onam Sadya?
No Onam is complete without a wide spread of Onam Sadya items and there can be easily be two dozen items, even going up to three dozen or more served on a banana leaf. I am listing some of the popular Onam Sadya Recipes below which are a must make for this festival.
These Sadya recipes are sourced from my Keralite friends and are as close to the traditional recipes as it can get.
So do try some of these Onam Sadya Recipes at home this year and make your own Onam Sadya.
Best Onam Sadya Recipes
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Moru Curry – Moru Curry Recipe is Kerala style seasoned buttermilk which is served as a part of Onam Sadya. It can be made with or without coconut.
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