Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Onasadya | Keralan feast | Kukskitchen

Onam is the harvest festival of the prettiest state in India (in the whole wide world) called Kerala. Onam is just a fun happy festive time for every keralan. Be it the flower arrangements, colourful and flavourful food or the games played on the day, it is one of the best times of the year. A vegetarian feast  ( ഓണസദ്യ ) with coconut featuring in most of the curries is a must.

In uk our household puts together a small onam each year. After my son was born, onam has a whole new meaning for us. It is an opportunity to remind him of our heritage and our culture.

This year onam fell on a monday and we decided to celebrate it on the sunday before. Although the weekend was pretty hectic with my son's school meetings and extra activities, not to mention our work stuff especially my first appraisal coming up, I was unsure how much I can put together. Somehow it all worked well.

Most of the curries I have posted in the blog before. The new ones, I will post their recipes very soon. Watch this space.

Sambhar (സാബ്ബാറ്  )- Spicy lentil with mixed vegetables - find my recipe here

Parippu (പരിപ്പ് )- Mild lentil soup with ground coconut - Recipe coming up soon

Cherupayar ularthu (ചെറുപയർ ഉലർത്ത്‌ )- Recipe coming soon

Beans mezhukkupuratti (ബീന്സ് മെഴുക്കുപുരട്ടി  )- Beans with onion and green chilli - Recipe coming soon

Carrot thoran (കാരറ്റ് തോരന്  )- Carrot stir fry with coconut - Recipe here

Avial (അവിയൽ )- Mixed vegetable with coconut - Find my recipe here

Koottukari (കൂട്ടുകറി)- Chickpea and potato with coconut - Recipe coming soon

Thakkali pachadi (തക്കാളി പച്ചടി) - Tomato and onion in a yogurt sauce - recipe coming soon

Paalada (പാലട) - Sweet dumplinglets in sweet milk - Recipe coming soon

Last but not least perfect fluffy rice (പച്ചരി ചോറ്) - For my recipe check here

Enjoy the feast (ഓണസദ്യ)


Sherin Deepu


  1. Delicious platter!! Lovely pics dear, he is looking cute and adorable !

    1. Dear Sony

      Thank you so much dear. Mathai is growing up so fast, I can't believe it. Thank you for dropping by.



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An excited mum, a  responsible doctor , a friend's friend , a thankful daughter, a thankful sister and a passionate singer,  an enthusiastic cook, food writer and food photographer . That's me in a nut shell.

A doctor in my day job and a food writer and food photographer by night. I came in to cooking because of the people around me, be it the women in family who are amazing cooks or the men who luv to eat. My son is my best critic. :) Started cooking while I was at school, my first attempt being a sweetie, no surprise there for people who know me. I got interested in cooking more after marriage, as most girls do. My experiments with food blossomed after coming to the UK, where the grocery stores opened up a variety of foodie opportunities for my hungry tum.

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