Saturday, March 13, 2010

Onam Sadhya-How to prepare Onasadya?, How to serve Onasadya?

Onam Sadhya-How to prepare Onasadya?, How to serve Onasadya?



Onam is always a tradition of peculiar Indian Delicacies. The 'Ona Sadhya' as it is rightly called, is a treat of flavour and sublime culture. A week long 'Onam' celebration come along a variety of traditions like the 'Onam Pookalam'(Flower Carpet),'Thiruvathirakalli','Pulli Kalli' and a detailed cuisine of Vegetarian dishes.The preparation of 'Ona sadhya' is a process that starts in advance with items like 'Lime Pickle' , 'Sharkara Varatti'(Banana Chips with Jagerry Coating) and 'Upperi'(Fried Banana chips) made couple of days before. The Menu for 'Onam Sadhya' ranges from 12 to 16.

Apart from preparation, the presentation or serving of 'sadhay' is a tradition itself. It is in 'Banana' leaves the sadhya is served, the Kerala style of having sadhya is sitting on the floor (Now a day’s Table's are also used) with the end or the narrow part of the leaf facing left. The way of eating a sadhya is another art which helps easy digestion of the heavy menu.


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The serving has its own Do's and Dont's. Serving should start from the bottom left of the leaf with a pinch of salt and banana, a series of side dishes follow this pattern.

From left to the right of the plantain leaf the items that comes are
  1. Pappadam:.........Pappad or Pappadum is to be served on the extreme left.
  2. Banana:..............On top of the big pappadum banana is served.
  3. Sarkara Varatti:..Right of pappad - salt, banana wafers, sarkaravaratti fries are served.
  4. Pickle:..................After this, mango pickles is served.
  5. Inchicurry:.........Then inchicurry (ginger lime) is served.
  6. Thoran:...............On the right, thoran curryis served
  7. Olan:...................
  8. Avial:..................
  9. Pulissery:............
  10. Kichadi:..............
  11. Kalan:.................
  12. Koottucurry:......The meal will be complete with the kootu curry.
  13. Water:................
Apart from these side dishes, the other dishes to follow are
  1. The rice, served at the bottom center of the leaf.
  2. Then, Parippu curry along with Ghee Is served.
  3. Then, rice with Sambhar is served.
  4. Next we have Rasam and Mooru.
  5. After this delightful meal, we have the Sweet And Tasty 'Paayasam' along with some Pappadams.
  6. Traditionally it is advised to have some rice along with Mooru after Paayasam for helping digestion.






Click Here to Know more about Onam Recipe :

Avial    Inchicurry    Kalan    Kichadi    Koottucurry  

  Olan   Parippucurry    Pulissery    Rasam    Sambar   

         Palada Pradhaman    Thoran Curry



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats a nice list! thanks!

colbey.max said...

thanks ,its help me lots

Unknown said...

wow.. perfect description, thanks.

ashish ph said...

thanks for your valuable comments...

ashish ph said...

Shooting of Onam Sadhya: http://youtu.be/diUaNWqo3G4

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Bridget Wilson said...

Thanks for sharing your recipes for Onam festival sadya. This is so helpful since the occasion is almost here... Happy onam!

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