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Celebrate The Resilient Spirit Of Kerala With Onam Sadhyas Across Town

Ashriya posted on 24 August

Onam, the harvest festival of God's own country is upon us, and this year, it stands out more than ever. Reeling in the aftermath of floods, the beautiful southern state of India is slowly limping back to normalcy. Sure no one really wants to celebrate it as usual, but perhaps celebrate life, the spirit of fighting and holding on strongly. 

Here’s where to load up on a proper Onam Sadhya. 

Ente Keralam

It's as Kerala as it can get with an Onam spread of 27 dishes, so expect (no wait, it will be there) traditional dishes like kaalan (made with yoghurt, coconut and vegetables), erissery (pumpkin and red beans with a grated coconut gravy), thoran (veggies stir fried with grated coconut) and avial (a mixed vegetable dish made in ground coconut gravy) along with the staple of rice and sambhar. 

Price: INR 899. Table reservation is required. 

Casual Dining

Old 12, New 1, Ulsoor Road, Near Manipal Centre, Ulsoor, Bengaluru

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Kumarakom, HSR Layout

Known for their awesome coastal Kerala cuisines, they are putting out a Thiru Onam Sadya (main Onam) on August, 25 Saturday from 11 am onwards. Tuck into copious amounts of Parippu Payasam and Palada Payasam once you are done with the feast! 

Price: INR 570. Pre-booking required. Takeaways available.

Casual Dining

Kumarakom Restaurant

23, 14th Main, 4th Sector, Opp. BDA Complex, HSR, Bengaluru

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Southindies, Indiranagar

We are really hungry from mentioning all the dishes that you can have as a sadhya. The menu is just similar to BonSouth with pazham puris, parippu vadas, olan, and avial. You can end your sadhya on a high on payasams (kheer) such as parippu payasam and paal ada pradaman

Price: INR 750

Casual Dining


276, 1st Floor, 6th Main Junction, 100 Feet Road, Above GIRIAS, Stage 3, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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BonSouth, Koramangala

Munching on pazham puris (banana fritters) and parippu (lentil) vadas before you dig into the signature dishes like olan and avial can be had along with Puzhukal Arri Choru, which is the traditional red rice from Kerala. Wrap up your meal with desserts such as parippu payasam, paal ada pradaman and pazham purungidu, which is basically just steamed Kerala bananas glazed with a copious amount of honey.

Price: INR 950

Casual Dining

131, 1st Cross, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangla, Bengaluru

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Salt Mango Tree, Indiranagar

Our go-to Kerala restaurant apart from Onam Sadhya is also having take away Sadhya Boxes (INR 799). If we are to go by the fare that they usually serve for vegetarian Kerala meals (which we love), expect everything to be several times better for the sadhya. You can also get special payasam for takeaways for just INR 350. 

Price: INR 699


971, 5th Cross, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Karavalli - The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road

Sans the flower decoration and the fanfare of traditional celebrations, you can still feast on a proper Onam Sadhy here. Prior bookings a must, if you want to enjoy sweet and tangy puliyinji (a chutney of sorts made with tamarind and ginger) or the gravies like parippu (topped with a dollop of ghee) and Kerala-style sambhar all in a fine dining experience. 

Price: INR 1,600

Fine Dining

Gateway Hotel, 66, Residency Road, Bengaluru

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Vembanad - The Paul hotel, Domlur

Enjoy a bountiful Onam meal with a mini Kerala ambience. All the usual suspects ranging from olan to kaalan are included in the 21-dish array. Pre-booking is required. 

Price: INR 1,350

Casual Dining

The Paul, 138/28, Opp. Embassy Golf Links, 100 Feet Road, Domlur, Bengaluru

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Jamavar, The Leela Palace

Best for taking the family, the home-sick Malayali friend or your boss who loves Kerala food, expect a full-fledged Onam sadhya with all the traditional fare curated by the chefs with a Leela touch.

Price: INR 1,250. We suggest you book a table if you are coming in a group.

Fine Dining

Jamavar - The Leela Palace

The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru

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Rural Blues, Sarjapur

For folks staying near Outer Ring Road, Rural Blues is dishing out traditional Onam Sadhya. Best part is major portion of their revenue generated through Onam Sadhya will be sent to the Kerala Flood Relief Fund. You will be doing your bit all while enjoying God’s Own Country’s festive fare. 

Price: INR 599

Casual Dining

112, Kodathi Gate, Varthur Hobli, Sarjapur Road, Bengaluru

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The Permit Room

The Permit Room is celebrating Onam for the first time, and they’re bringing out the big guns. And the best part isn’t that the meal will be outstanding. It’s that all the proceeds will be given towards to disaster relief fun for Kerala. So go load up on banana chips, red rice, kalan, olan, rasam, sambhar, erisherry and of course, stew and avial. Meat eaters can add on Kozhi Perattiyathu (dry roast Kerala chicken) or Kerala Beef Fry for INR 100 extra. Finish off with parippu payasam, and do your bit for Kerala. 

Price: INR 600


16/3, Opp. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru