Onam

Onam is the national festival of Kerala. It marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali and is an annual harvest festival. It is a popular festival among the cultural repertoire of Malayalees, and falls in the month of Chingam (August/September as per the Gregorian calendar), the first month of the Malayalam calendar, and lasts for ten days. Traditionally celebrated as a harvest festival, mythologically it is linked to Malayalee–Hindu folktales; but Onam is celebrated by people of all religions .

Puli Inji
Onam, Pickles

Puli Inji

Puli Inji or Injipuli or Injicurry is a traditional, spicy, sweet and sour pickle from Kerala made during Onam festival and is an integral part of Onam Sadya menu. Made using ginger, tamarind and jaggery, these pickles can be kept in the refrigerator and used as required.   Print Recipe […]

Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple Mor Kulambu)
Onam, Pineapple

Pineapple Pulissery

Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple Mor Kulambu) is a popular Kerala dish made with pineapple and curd. Served as part of Onam Sadya, this dish is best served with rice and side dish of choice. Pulissery is one of the traditional dishes made during the Onam festival and has many variations to […]

Ada Pradhaman
Kheer, Onam, Vishu

Ada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman is a popular Kerala sweet / dessert made during Onam festival and served at the end of the Onam Sadya. It is a rich and traditional Kerala style payasam without which the Onam Sadya is incomplete. It is considered to be the king of desserts in Kerala and […]

Avial
Onam, South Indian

Avial

Avial (or Aviyal) is a very popular South Indian dish made with mixed vegetables, curd and coconut. Popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is a must have during festivals, special occasions and marriages. Avial is made either as a gravy or as a dry dish. The Kerala style Avial […]

Chena Mezhkkupuratti
Elephant Yam, Festival, Onam

Chena Mezhkkupuratti

Chena Mezhkkupuratti is a popular Kerala style stir fry recipe of Elephant Yam. Elephant Yam goes by many names like Chena in Kerala, Senai Kezhungu or Senai in Tamil Nadu and Suran across other parts of the country. This not-so-fashionable, wildly grown tuber, has not yet gained the popularity in the […]

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman
Banana, Kheer, Onam

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman (Nendram Pazham Payasam) is a popular dessert made for special occasions and festivals in Kerala. Onam Sadya is incomplete without this dish. This delicious and easy to make payasam is made using ripe bananas (nendram pazham), coconut milk and jaggery. Ingredients: Nendram Pazham (Banana) – 4 Saboodana […]

Mango Pulissery (Mambazha Pulissery)
Mango, Onam, South Indian

Mango Pulissery

Mango Pulissery is an authentic and traditional dish from the Kerala cuisine. A lip-smacking dish, it is an integral part of the Onam Sadhya menu. Ingredients: Ripe Mango – 1 Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp Water – 1 cup Curd – 1/2 cup Salt […]

Chocolate Peda
Chocolate, Christmas, Diwali, Onam, Sweets

Chocolate Peda

Chocolate Peda is a very simple and easy to make sweet made for special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Kids will love this delicious dessert and it takes only 20 minutes to make this. While the original recipe calls for a microwave, there is an alternate version for those who […]