Sunday, September 3, 2017

Restaurants Serving Onam Sadhya in Bangalore 2017

 Onam Ashamsakal to all  ...

Another Onam has come! It's time to dress up in Onam kodi, prepare Onam Sadhya or meetup with relatives and friends. Sadly, for most people living in Bangalore, Thiru Onam is another work day. We hardly buy special clothes for Onam, as we have the habit of virtual shopping. And sadhya is mostly from a near by a Kerala hotel.

List of  restaurants serving onam sadhya in Bangalore

Ente Keralam - Onam Special
Onam Spread at Ente Keralam
Feast your senses with a massive spread of 27 traditional dishes from Ente Keralam.
Your Onam Sadhya can't get any better!

Ente Keralam
No: 12/1, Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor,
Bangalore – 560 008
Tel: +91 7846830749 / 080-41133707

Onam Sadhya at Shaap

Happy Onam from Shappy People 
Location: Koramangala and at Indira Nagar
Onam Sadya at Rs 400

At Indira Nagar
1010, 13th Main Rd,
HAL 2nd Stage,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 56000

At Koramangala
487,1st A Cross Rd, Opp Krishna Temple, 5th Block, Koramangala
Bangalore, India 560095
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080 4153 0004

The Paul, Bangalore

139/28 Domlur Layout, Off Intermediate Ring Road,
Bangalore, India 560071

Onam Sadhya is served in this time slots:

12:AM  to 1:PM
1;15 PM to 2:15 PM
2: 30 PM to 3:30PM
Rates Rs 1,700 ( Tax inclusive)
For reservation: Ph# 080 4047 7777
Sadhya Date: 4/9/17


Salt Mango Tree
Located at Indira Nagar and Whitefield
Salt Mango Tree

Sadya Treat at Salt Mango Tree

Onam Sadhya at Rs 445 only from 1 to 3rd
on Thiruonam day (Sept 4) it's Rs 545

Takeaway kit of Onam Sadhya at Rs 675

Coconut Groove at Church Street

Coconut Groove 
Coconut Grove
86, Spencers Building, Church Street
Bangalore, India 560001
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080 2559 6262

The GRAND ONAM SADYA at Coconut Grove, Church St. encapsulates a fragrant and lavish Onam lunch rich with authentic kerala flavours in an assortment of 28 vegetarian Malabar delicacies offering a range of sweet, spice and everything nice! Come celebrate Onam with us on Monday, the 4th of September and let us be proud hosts of your Onam Sadya lunch!


Onam Sadya at Aju's Cafe


Friday, September 1, 2017

Restaurants and Home Chefs Selling Onam Sadhya in Trivandrum 2017

Onam is back with it's usual fervor. So, what does Onam mean to you - year after year. Do you see it in the same way you experienced it a year back or a decade back? Is it getting blatantly commercial as I hear all kinds of Onam offers in FM radio stations.

New Era Onam 
It makes me wonder if it's the same Onam I've spend in my childhood days. Why aren't the kids playing or going on the fields to collect fresh flowers, playing outdoor games. What happened to those Onam pattu or those seasonal games. Probably, we need to get away from smart phones, virtual games and Facebook friends.

Despite all the changes, I still think that there are many who still cherish the charm, simplicity and the beautiful essence of this Kerala festival.

I remember last Onam  vividly as it was the first time I had bought Onam Sadhya from a restaurant in Trivandrum. Also, last Onam, I was frail or weak as I was just out of the hospital. Luckily, things moved on and I'm back on my feet, falling in the usual rhythm of life.

Buying Onam Sadhya in Trivandrum!  

The experience of buying Onam Sadhya was a an eyeopener for me. Well, I was surprised to know that entire Trivandrum was out there buying Onam Sadya on Thiru Onam day. Yes, you read it right.

Seriously , I'm not joking. It's a fact small family with 2 or four members don't have the time or drive to make an elaborate onam sadya. Well, isn't this a sad reflection of fast-paced life!

Having said this, here are the list of home chefs and restaurants selling Onam Sadhya. ( Reserve a table or place prior order for Onam Sadya takeaway kit).

Restaurants Selling Onam Sadya in Trivandrum

Onasadya @ Biverah 

Onasadya at Biverah Hotel & Suites

Location: Kumarapuram
Sadya: Rs 325

Call to book Onam Sadya: +91 471 4211 111, +91 471 2447 333


Apollo Dimora

Apollo Dimora

25 August–5 September ·

Located opposite to the Central Railway
Station, Thampanoor,
Ph# 080860 97243
Rate: Rs 500 plus taxes


Onam Sadya @ Steampot at Rs 299


Steampot Delivery Areas

Payasam at SteamPot

Chirag Inn
Chirag Inn

Statue, Trivandrum - 1
Phone : 0471-2555556
Email :
Website :

Onam Sadya Rs 279
Home delivery: 299

Till Sept 16
Location: Statue, Trivandrum - 1
Phone : 0471-2555556

Puttum Pappadavum Pinne Njangalum
Onam Special  Sadya at Rs 199

Location: Vanross Junction
Ph# 098476 81100

Sep 1,2,3 and 4th
Starts at 12:AM

Sadya Rate 200
Sadya Parcel Rs 210

Annie's Kitchen
Onam Sadya: Starting from Rs 125 ( Depending on the number of payasam)

SL Tower, Udiyankulangara
695122 Trivandrum, India
0471 223 0399

Villa Maya
Advance booking required
Rs 850, plus tax.
Till Sep 4th

Location: 120, Airport Road,
Injakkal, West fort,
Ph# +971 4 240 0204
The South Park Hotel
Onam Sadya at South Park

Located: Opp University College

Ph# 2333333
Onam Sadya Rs 550

Mascot Hotel

Five Star Onam Sadhya at Mascot Hotel 

Only on Thiru Onam (4th Sept)
Rs 800 inclusive of taxes
Time 12:AM to 3:PM

Maurya Rajadhani - Onam Feast in Style

Statue - G.H. Road,
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
0471 254 7755

Sept 3 and 4
Onam Sadya @Rs 501

Hotel Park Rajadhani
Tel: 0471 - 2442627, 2447307
Rate Rs 300

Parcel Rs 310

Onam Celebration At Classic Sarovar Portico
Onam Sadhya at Classic Saravor Portico

Sadhya from Aug 25 to Sept 10th Sep-17
Rate Rs 555/- Net.
Onam Sadhya at Impreial Kitchen

Onam Spread ( 30+dishes at Imperial Kitchen)

Keston Road
Trivandrum, India 695003
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Reservation or for more details, call 0471 231 1789
Rate Rs 289

Simple Payasam Recipe
Buying sadya from a restaurant is fine, but it's not okay if you're skipping the payasam making part. So, for the time-starved folks, here's a simple payasam recipe you can make under 5 minutes of preparation.

Abalapuzha Pal Payasam 

 Wish you all a very happy, peaceful and generous Onam! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Missing Appa... 18 years

"My Dad used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said,
You never know what you can accomplish until you try it " and today what I am it just his memories

When I was a child I was fascinated by the Cuckoo Clock and used to ask my dad to buy for me and he always said that he wanted to buy me the biggest Cuckoo clock and it never happened.

Yesterday June 30th , it is being 18 years since he is no more with me, it's a day filled with his memories. I had a cooking class with Kathrine from Germany and we were meeting for the first time and she said she got something for me, when I opened the packet it was few cookie cutters, chocolate and fridge magnet which is a miniature cuckoo clock. I just hugged her and thanked my APPA
A quick pic

During the Session

Thanks for the Gifts!

Orange Caraway Castles

Orange Caraway Castles

You're Invited 

  • Butter                          75gms
  • Castor Sugar               60gms
  • Orange Marmalade     120ml
  • Orange  rind                     1
  • Egg beaten                   2
  • Flour                            125gms
  • Baking Powder            1/2 tsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • Caraway seeds            1 tsp


  1. Sieve flour, salt and baking powder. thrice
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl
  3. Now add orange marmalade, orange rind
  4. And slowly add the beaten egg and beat till combine
  5. Fold the sieved flour to this mixture along with caraway seeds
  6. Pour it is your mould and bake for 170 degree for 25mts
  7. Cool and glaze with warm marmalade if you desire.
  8. Enjoy this yummy bites

You're Invited!

Bestie for Tea Time

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Pineapple Cupcake Delight

While the Sun Sizzles
We're in the midst of another blazing summer. With each passing year, sun seems inching closer to us and breaking previous year's hot weather record. It's the occasional evening rain in B'lore that gives us some respite from dust and heat. But, these intermittent shower is like water sprayed on a hot dosa stove - it just fizzles away. 

Summer Specials - Swalpa Adjust Madi 
With summer, most people head to closer places like Oooty, Coonoor and Yercaud. Well, the Facebook updates of people says it all. 

So, how do you plan to escape the blunt of summer? How do you prepare yourself physically and mentally?. One way to cushion the impact of heat is by drinking more cups of water, or juice and eating fruits. If you're working in a cubicle, keep a bottle close at hand. For those who're at home have the liberty of making curd milk or drink chill lassi. I have a curd milk recipe on my blog for those looking for a simple and easy to-do curd milk. Try it out!

Keep Cool Indoors - Humm of Air Conditioners 

As summer peaks, there's a constant hum sound of air conditioners coming from all sides. For those without an air cooled room, there are many ingenious ways to bring cool interiors. I have read some where that changing the color of drapes gives a feeling of cool interiors..

In our case, we do minor adjustment during the hot season. We shift our bed to the floor so that we can get few degrees cooler and also a good night's sleep.

Fruit for the Summer Season!

Summer season, and summer vacation is synonymy with mango season. It's a fruit which has no close competitors ( my prejudiced thought). So, which fruit can beat the subtle and enchanting fragrance of ripe mangoes.

Every time around this season I get a blessing. It's from the generous yield from the mango tree right in our house in Bangalore. So, every summer this tree brings joy to us and I feel it's one of the very few trees in this pin code. 

Seasonal Fruits All Through The Year - No End to Any Season 
Gone are the days when fruits were seasonal. Now, many upscale supermarkets sell mangoes all through the year. Even though the conventional wisdom says that it's best to have  fruits based on the season, many of us are either unaware of the seasonal fruits or ignore such logic.

Summer Bake - Tried a Recipe from a Dusty Recipe Book 

Btw, how many unused recipe book do you have in your bookshelf? Did it get lost in the crowd, or you just didn't have the time to go through it. 

Pineapple Cupcake
Pineapple and coconut are the perfect partners in the tropical-flavored cupcakes.

  • Butter                  115gms
  • Caster Sugar       115gms
  • Egg                         2
  • Flour                      115gms
  • Baking powder  1/2 tsp
  • Canned pineapple rings 3

  • Butter                                   115gms
  • Soft Cheese                          115gms
  • Icing Sugar                           280 gms
  • Desiccated Coconut             55gms
  • Chopped Pineapple              25 gms
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree
  2. Cream the butter and sugar to light and fluffy
  3. Gradually beat the eggs
  4. Add the sieve flour and baking powder and fold in gently
  5. Fold in the chopped Pineapple
  6. Fill the cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

  1. Beat together the butter and soft cheese
  2. Gradually beat in the icing sugar, then fold in the coconut.
  3. Swirl the frosting over the tops of the cupcakes and decorate with pineapple pieces
Baked Wonder ( Next is a layer of icing which I didn't do)

Following this Recipe 

Cupcake liners in the tray 

Weighing Castor Sugar

Butter Not in Room Temp ( Don't do this)

Note: I used half the recipe to make this cupcake. I felt the cupcake without the icing to be a bit dry. Probably icing would add to right taste.
Fill the batter not to the brim but only 2/3