Celebrated with vivacity is Onam, the festival of Kerala. Spread within a span of 10 days, culminates on ‘Thiruvonam’, the last day that’s filled with fun and fervour. ‘Pookalam’ – a rangoli made with flowers adorns the doorstep of households, singing, dancing, fireworks, snake boat races and feasting. Brimming with color, enthusiasm and vigour is this festival.
The star of the show is the Onam Sadhya which is a multi-course vegetarian banquet; a scrumptious spread with authentic dishes from Kerala laid on a plantain leaf. Families gather to relish, making Onam eventful and memorable. A lavish banquet indeed – Pickles, pappadams, banana wafers, thoran, aviyal, pulissery, sambhar, rasam, rice, buttermilk, payasam and more – a meal fit for a King!
Restaurants in Chennai are all set to give us a taste of Kerala this Onam. Here’s a roundup of few restaurants you could visit and enjoy Onam Sadhya.
- Jonah’s goes to Malabar Coast
The name says it all! In this expedition, Jonah’s visits Kerala, Mangalorean and Goan cuisines with Chef Anand. This new entrant is all set to dish out some interesting fusions!
What’s their count for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 36 items available from Aug 28-31,2015.
Location and Contact: Anna Nagar East, 044 45508222/42658222
A place that serves great non veg Keralite fares. It’s Karimeen Pollichathu has a big fan following.
What’s their count for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 24 items.
Location and Contact: Velachery – 044 42022277, Nungambakkam – 044 42605688, Anna Nagar East – 044 42611877, OMR – 044 49528003, Ramapuram – 044 42014201
- Ente Keralam
The restaurant has been in the forefront to revive the not so known ‘Moplah’ cuisine through it food fests. A cuisine of the North Kerala Malabari Muslims that’s heavily influenced by Arab traditions.
What’s their count for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 24 items available on Aug 28, 2015.
Location and Contact: Alwarpet – 044 32216591, Anna Nagar – 044 43500181, RA Puram – 044 32216590
- Sree Akshayam
Known to be pocket friendly is this vegetarian restaurant serving South Indian fares.
What’s for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 26 items available from Aug 27-28, 2015. Enjoy varieties of Pradhaman (payasam) from Aug 25-28, 2015.
Price: Rs.249. Delivery – Rs.299.
Location and Contact: Anna Nagar East, 044 45590044
With Malayalam melodies in the background and some home style Kerala non veg food on your plate, you being a Keralite would be a bonus!
What’s their count for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 20 items.
Location and Contact: Adyar, 8754461931
- Sangeetha Veg Restaurant
A popular restaurant chain in the city that serves South Indian Veg fares.
What’s their count for Onam Sadhya? A spread of 27 items available on Aug 28, 2015.
Price: Rs. 350, Takeaway- Rs.400
Location and Contact: Adyar, Velachery, OMR, Medavakkam, 044-43627000/43627444
Onam might be a festival of Kerala but savouring Onam Sadhya is just about every one’s whim!
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