Onam 2019: 5 Traditional food of Kerala that you can prepare at Home
Here are the 5 Traditional food of Kerala that you can prepare at Home on Onam festival.
Onam is an annual Harvest festival in the state of Kerala in India. It falls on the 22nd Nakshatra Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September. According to legends, the festival is celebrated to commemorate King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.
Onam is the official state festival of Kerala with public holidays that start four days from Uthradom (Onam eve). Major festivities take place across 30 venues in Thiruvananthapuram while talking about festival one of the most special aspect of any festivals are food and a lot of food. So here are some must try delicious food items for Onam:
AVIAL: Indian cuisine without which no feast is complete and is considered as an important part of Sadya or Sadhya. It’s a feast in which you will only find vegetarian dishes. Aviyal is a delicious curry made using several vegetables and has a nice flavour of grated coconut and yoghurt. All you need to prepare this lip-smacking delicacy is: Cucumber, pumpkin, carrot, banana, yoghurt, coconut, and a melange of authentic south Indian spices. Not just these veggies, you can add more veggies of your choice and availability. Preparing this South Indian recipe is very easy and it can be done quickly as well in just 20-30 minutes. Aviyal is traditionally served with plain rice and sambhar.
PUMPKIN ERISSERY: In its very basic form, Erissery, the traditional dish from Kerala (South India), is made using a combination of vegetables and coconut. You’ll find different variations of this recipe across the state. It’s full of goodness of pumpkin and green gram. The balance between pumpkin, green gram and coconut.
RICE PUTTU: Puttu are basically steamed rice flour and coconut logs. Puttu is served with Kadala Karione of the most popular breakfast from Kerala. Traditional puttu is made with bamboo logs and this gave puttu aroma.
UNNIYAPPAM: Unniyappam is a small round snack made from rice, jaggery, banana, roasted coconut pieces, roasted sesame seeds and cardamom powder fried in oil. It is Kerala’s version of Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram.
KALAM RICE: Kalam is a delicious gravy based dish made with yam & plantains, coconut and curd. It is the dishes that are served in Onam sadya. It's also known as Kalan curry.
So keep eating and keep reading. As these don't harm you!