Onam is especially celebrated in southern India especially Kerala. Boating, dancing and traditional food, all three come together in the Onam festivities. Sadhya is served on banana leaves with a variety of traditional vegetarian food, kimchi and sweets. It has a dish inside which is a must for every Sadia festival. This is traditional payasam. It is a famous South Indian dessert. This is a form of Kheer. To make Onam even more memorable, let’s take a look at some delicious dishes prepared on this festive occasion.
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Nutritionist and health coach Avani Kaul shares 3 homemade recipes and health shots.
Kaur said: “This festival is a symbol of prosperity and happiness. People celebrate it with dance, music and delicious food. Onam includes a variety of food. So here we recommend 3 main dishes that you can serve at home for Onam Sadhya Prepare.”
Here are 3 quick and easy onam recipes
It is made with jaggery to sweeten moong dal mash. Then dilute with coconut milk. It is flavored with cardamom and other spices.
1 cup dal, 1/2 cup jaggery, 2 cups coconut milk, 1 tsp ground cardamom, 1 tsp dried ginger, 2 tbsp ghee, 1 tbsp shredded coconut, 2 tbsp cashew nuts, 1 tbsp raisin.
How to prepare
In a deep bowl, combine 1 cup coconut milk with 1 cup water to thin. Set it aside.
Heat nonstick tava (frying pan), add moong dal and dry roast over medium heat for about 3 minutes. It should be light brown.
Rinse the lentils in a sieve.
Combine lentils and 2 cups of water in a cooker and cook 5 whistles.
Mix well with the help of a whisk. Set it aside.
Heat a nonstick pan. Add the cooked dal and jaggery. Stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir continuously while stirring.
For tempering, heat ghee in a nonstick pan. Add coconut and fry over medium heat.
Then add the cashews. Fry on medium heat for about a minute.
Add raisins. Let them fry for a few seconds.
Now pour the tempered over the prepared payasam and mix well.
This soup is based on toor dal. This is a great way to eat spicy food. Besides toor dal, it also includes tomatoes and peppers.
100g dal and tomatoes, 500ml water and 25g tamarind.
rasam powder: 10-10g black pepper, cumin, coriander and 3g red chilli.
Conditioning: 30ml oil, 3g mustard seeds, 2g curry leaves, 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, 10 sprigs of coriander leaves and salt.
How to prepare
Mash the garlic. Cut tomatoes.
Soak the tamarind and remove the pulp.
Stir fry the ingredients into powder. Grind until fine.
Cook the lentils with the tomatoes until the lentils are mashed. Set aside.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Let it burst.
Add crushed garlic, curry leaves and cilantro.
Combine lentils and water and add. Rasam is ready.
3. Ida Pradaman
This sweet treat is made with dried fruit and rice flour, coconut and jaggery. It is cooked with coconut milk.
100g horizontal rice, 250g palm sugar (dark), 300ml fresh coconut milk, 3 cardamoms, 50g desiccated coconut, 10g cashews, 10g raisins and 50ml ghee.
How to prepare
Soak the yogurt in boiling water for about 15 minutes or until softened.
Drain water completely. Wash off with cold water. If the rice sticks together, sprinkle a little coconut oil.
Boil and dissolve the jaggery in about 100 ml of water. If any dirt is visible, sieve it to remove it.
Heat the ghee and fry the dried fruits, cashews, raisins and coconut flakes separately.
Heat the ghee in the same pan. Fry the translucent rice over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
Now mix the jaggery water and cardamom with the horizontal rice and cook over low heat until thickened. Remove dirt from the sides.
Now add the condensed fresh coconut milk. Let it boil. Remove it from the flame by stirring frequently.
Now top with fried cashews, raisins and coconut flakes.
Eat these prepared treats yourself and feed others too.