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Authentic Delicacies Made During Onam

Aug 20, 2017


Onam, one of the primary festivals of Kerala celebrates the homecoming of King Mahabali with much pomp and splendour. This harvest festival is also known for its plethora of delicacies that Malayalis indulge in over a period of 10 days.

Here, we list five easy but oh-so-delicious delicacies from down south that will intrigue you enough to try making one of your own.

  • Erissery 

Taste this and you will understand that a simple dish of pumpkin and grated coconut offers such a burst of flavours. Just temper it with mustard seeds, curry leaves and chillies, and you are done. This dish is also served during weddings.

  • Avial

This yummy mixed vegetable dish will rate high on your comfort-food quotient! Simple to make, this dish has drumsticks, banana, potatoes and carrots cooked in coconut oil and tempered with mustard seeds and chillies.

  • Pulissery

Made with cucumber and buttermilk, this humble dish is full of subtle flavours. You have to be careful as to not overcook the cucumber though. Temper it with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.

  • Kadala

This traditional Malabar curry will definitely tantalise your taste buds with its host of spices. Made of black channa, shallots and grated coconut, this dish is easy to make and tasty to eat.

  • Paal Payasam

Another crowd favourite, this sweet and creamy dessert will surely leave you wanting for more! The main ingredients include rice, milk, sugar and ghee along with dry fruits. Similar to a kheer, this simple payasam can be made even by beginners.

The dishes mentioned here are simple enough, but you can save more on the time and effort with our range of quality products. So, use a Bajaj Food Processor to easily grate the coconuts for your Erissery or blend buttermilk and other ingredients together for a fantastic Pulissery curry by using a Bajaj Hand Blender.


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