Onam celebrations: 3 easy recipes to make the festival even more special – Health shots

September 11, 2022

Onam is the most well-known celebration in southern India, especially in Kerala. People celebrate Onam, a festival which commemorates King Mahabali, with great passion and enthusiasm every year. As the 10-day long festival comes to an end on September 8 this year, and food forms a major part of the fervour, here are some special Onam recipes to try.
Onam is a big festival for Keralites. They offer prayers, create rangoli known as pookalam, decorate their home, compete in boat races, dance, and prepare a traditional meal known as Sadhya. On a banana leaf, it is served with a variety of traditional vegetarian foods, pickles, and sweets. And one such dish that is a must-have in every Sadhya feast is the traditional payasam, a beloved south Indian dessert and a version of kheer. In order to help you make this festival even more memorable, now let’s get to know some delectable recipes for Onam celebrations for you to check out.
Avni Kaul, who is a nutritionist and a wellness coach, has shared 3 homemade recipes with Health Shots.
Kaul says, “This festival signifies prosperity and happiness. It is celebrated through dance, music and of course delicious food. Onam includes several types of food preparations. So, here we’re suggesting 3 top recipes that you can prepare at home for your Onam Sadhya.”
This is made by sweetening the moong dal mash with jaggery. Then it is thinned with coconut milk and flavored using cardamom and other spices.
Half a cup of yellow moong dal (split), one and a half cup of crushed jaggery, two cups of coconut milk, ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder, ¼ teaspoon of dried ginger, 2 tablespoon ghee, 1 tablespoon chopped coconut, 2 tablespoons of cashew nuts, 1 tablespoon of raisins.
Serve now!
This soup is based on toor dal and is a good way to start your meal by having some tangy and spicy flavors. It includes tomatoes and peppers besides toor dal.
This dessert is made using ada rice, coconut, and jaggery along with dry fruits and is cooked in coconut milk.
100 grams of ada rice, 250 grams of palm jaggery (dark) 300 ml fresh coconut milk 3 cardamoms, 50 grams of dry coconut, 10 grams of cashew nuts, 10 grams of raisins, and 50 ml ghee.
Serve it and enjoy!
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