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Onam recipes: Sambaar, Avial, Kaalan and more

Last updated on: September 04, 2014 20:37 IST

The traditional Onasadhya is a recommended treat to your taste buds -- sumptuous preparations made from rice, coconut, milk and assorted veggies are served on a banana leaf.

After a filling Onam meal, try resisting a generous helping of the yummy ada prathaman. We bet, you'll end up asking for more...

Onasadhya

Onasadhya or Onam lunch / Photograph: Jenna /Creative Commons

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala.

It celebrates the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali.

This year the ten-day long festival which commenced on Attham (August 29) will culminate on Avittam (September 8)

The festival is incomplete without the Onasadhya -- the traditional Onam feast and the Kaikottikali -- a form of folk dance where women dance in a circle and sing traditional Onam songs. (Read all about it here!)

For those who have never tried the feast, here are some simple recipes you can try making this Onam weekend.

Sambaar

Photograph: Divya Nair/Rediff.com

 

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Avial

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Kaalan

Photograph: Rameshng/Wikimedia Commons

 

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Pulissery

Photograph: Ks.mini/Wikimedia Commons

 

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Erissery

 

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Narangya Curry (Lime Pickle)

 

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Important Tip: Never store the pickle in a silver, copper or steel container.



Ada Pradhaman

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