12 Onam Recipes To Complete Your Festivities

It’s that time in the Malayalam calendar when India will be painted in the bright, festive, and vibrant colours of Onam. The ten day long festival brings along with it a bounty of games, glee, and grubs. The latter being of maximum interest. The Onam spread, also known as Sadhya (or Sadya), boasts of a number of delicious dishes including the rich and delightful likes of parippu, avial, thoran, pachadi, kaalan, elissery, kichadi, koottukari, and much more.

Served on a bright green and fresh cut banana leaf, the meal makes for a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Drooling yet? So are we! Here are our favourite Onam recipes to step up your sadhya!


  1. Thoran



  1. Avial


  1. Kondai Kadali Kuzhambu


  1. Rasam

  1. Thenga Choru



  1. Kambu Choru

Kambu Choru Recipe Image


  1. Kerala Mulaka Pachadi

Kerala Mulaga Pachadi


  1. Ugadi Pachadi


  1. Pavakkai Puli Pachadi

Pavakkai Puli Pachadi Recipe


  1. Tiffin Sambar


  1. Pulissery


  1. Payasam


Not enough? Here are some more Onam recipes to keep the festivities going.