Onam Sadya……and memories of a delicious childhood

A brief compilation of some of the popular dishes made during Onam sadya

Beetroot Thoran (a Keralan stir fry with beets, greens and coconut) – a guest post for Feeding the Sonis

Beetroot Thoran (a Keralan stir fry with beets, greens and coconut) – a guest post for Feeding the Sonis

Approaching a blogger friend to do a guest post for your blog is one thing but getting invited to do a guest post for another blog is a totally different experience. Suddenly, there is a sense of euphoria intermingled with anxiousness and a thousand different questions buzzing around in your head. What kind of recipe [...]

Potato ishtew (stew)

Another classic, traditional dish that enjoys its quiet spot on the Onam sadhya spread. For decades, like most Mallus, I called this dish potato ishtew (well, that’s how this dish is known everywhere in Kerala!) Finally, it dawned on me that its stew and ‘ishtew’ was just another example of how Mallus would copy something [...]

Avial (Mixed vegetables in a creamy coconut yoghurt base)

I originally intended to put up recipes for all the dishes that traditionally form a part of the Onam sadhya (feast). But unfortunately, I could not. Now that Onam is over and I have had the chance to prepare all these dishes once again, I was able to document it better this time from a [...]