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Onam Sadhya 2020 Easy Recipe Tutorials: From Authentic Pachadi to Mouth-Watering Payasam, List of Special Foods Made for Thiruvonam (Watch Videos)

Happy Onam! The celebration of Onam aka Thiruvonam will be marked on August 31 this year. It is one of the most auspicious days of celebration for all Malayalis. And no festive celebration is complete without preparing authentic food items for the day. Onam Sadhya, which is a huge spread of different food items is one of the characteristic of this festival. The annual harvest festival of Kerala, Onam puts everyone’s spirit of festivities super high. From religious rituals to marvellous decorations, Kerala primarily celebrates this beautiful festival. The preparations of the celebrations begin ten days before the festival of Thiruvonam in Kerala. The whole house is decorated with flowers. In here, we have got you a collection of Onam Sadhya recipes with easy video tutorials which you can start prepping up for from today itself. Onam Ashamsakal Images & HD Wallpapers for Free Download Online: Wish Happy Onam 2020 in Malayalam With WhatsApp Stickers and GIF Greetings.

The sadhya traditionally comprises of 26 or more vegetarian dishes, and is served on a banana leaf. The entire gathering includes upperi and sharkara varatti followed by all the other dishes, rice and ending with payasam as dessert. Food is served in Kadali leaves. Apart from this, ‘Pachadi-Pachadi Kallam, Ollam, Dawa, Ghee, Sambar’ are also made. Papad and banana chips are prepared on this day too. It is said that eighteen types of milk dishes are made in Kerala. Many types of pulses like moong and gram flour are also used in these dishes.  From Payasam to Avial, Here’s How You Can Make Delicious Onam Dishes At Home!

List of Special Foods Made For Onam Sadhya

  • Kaaya varuthatha (Kerala style banana chips)
  • Sarkara upperi (Banana chips with jaggery)
  • Chena varuthatha (Yam chips),
  • Pickles (mango and lime)
  • puli inji (tamarind & ginger chutney)
  • Kichadi
  • Pachadi ( Mix of Pineapple in yoghurt)
  • Olan ( ash gourd with black beans in a coconut milk gravy)
  • Vegetables (stir fried)
  • Theeyal (mixed veg)
  • Avial (mixture of 13 vegetables)
  • Erissery in coconut gravy
  • Puliserry
  • Kootu (black chickpeas curry)
  • Sambar
  • Rasam
  • Spiced buttermilk
  • Bananas
  • Papad
  • Rice

Let’s celebrate Onam 2020 with the recipe of top five traditional delicious Sadhya item list that Malayalis prepare to celebrate the harvest.


Everyone’s favourite spicy veggies mixed with dal is called Sambar. The Onam food table is incomplete without sambar. Vegetables like beans, potatoes, yam and drumsticks are added to this spicy mix. The Malayalis preparation for Sambar is a little different from the regular South Indian style. Check out recipe tutorial:


Another very special Onam recipe is Kaalan. It is made with thick, creamy yoghurt. It is a delicious fusion of coconut and various vegetables. Check easy recipe tutorial:


Onam celebration is incomplete without Pachadi. This delicious food item can be made in various ways.  Bottle gourd or yellow cucumbers or even pumpkin are used to make this dish with a tempering aka tadka of mustard seeds, cumin, red chillies and curry leaves. Check out the video tutorial:


Made of pumpkin and pulses with coconut milk as its base. It may not be very spicy, but it tastes amazing. This is the reason, Olan is meant to be had in combination with other dishes. Watch the tutorial video:


Very much like kheer, payasam is a dessert made using milk, dry fruits and rice and usually served at the end of every meal. If you have a sweet tooth it is perfect for you. Watch recipe tutorial video:

Enjoy your Onam Sadhya! This year due to coronavirus pandemic, you might not be able to step out of your house so you might want to prepare food t home. Enjoy Onam Sadhya while sitting on the floor on a Banana leaf to celebrate the festival.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 30, 2020 10:59 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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