Thursday, August 20, 2015

Restaurants serving Onam Sadya in Trivandrum - 2015

It's a been a long time since I have been in Trivandrum during Onam. So, this August, I'm extending my stay in Trivandrum to be here during Onam festivities. One thing I still relish is the road side illumination, shopping spree of  people and to be a part of the Onam crowd.

Already, electronic stores, textile shops and restaurants has started their pre-onam buzz. Offers, discounts, sale, are few ways how sales pickup during Onam time.

2017 Update  List of restaurants serving Onam Sadhya 
2016 update - Here's the list of restaurants serving Onam feast 

Hotels providing Onam Sadya in Trivandrum

1) Biverah Hotel Trivandrum 

Biverah Hotel, Kumarapuram, Trivandrum 
Call - 8069000603 to reserve your seat
Onam Sadhya rate- Rs 299
12:00 - 3:PM
Payasam - Rs 170 - 180

2) Imperial Kitchen

Imperial Kitchen

Rate: 279/- for Onam Sadhya
From 21 to 31st August
For reservation and details, call 0471 2311 789, 2311 798

3) Onam Payasam at Indian Coffee House, Spenser Jn, Trivandrum
Payasam - At Indian Coffee House

4) Onam Sadhya at South Park
South Park Hotel
5) Onam Sadhya Parcel at Steampot

Steampot - Onam Sadya

Location: Pottakuzhi
Phone: 0471 2553663
Onam Sadhya Parcel - 3 Pax - Rs 1,000/-
                                     5 Pax  - Rs 1,500/-

Hotel Classic Avenue

For details contact: 0471- 2333555.

Rate Rs 399/- ( All inclusive)
12:30 - 3:PM

7) Hotel Chaitram

Enjoy different varieties of payasam and Onam Sadhya on Thiru Onam day you can feast on 28 plus dishes on one platter. For details, contact: 0471-2330977.

Payasam available from 10AM to 10:PM

  • 1 ltr payasam - Rate is Rs 230 
  • 1/2 ltr payasam Rs 120/-
  •  1 cup payasam at Rs 30/- 
Onam Sadhya on Thiru Onam day at Rs 350/-
Time from 12:AM to 2:PM

Onam Sadya - 2016 (
Updated list of restaurants in Trivandrum serving Onam sadya)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Online Grocery Shop at Trivandrum -

I always shop with whenever I am at Trivandrum or whenever my mom in law need stuffs I shop for her from Bangalore through them.

I found them very customer friendly and prompt on service and this Onam 2015 they are having few packages and can choose from 2 exciting Combo kits:

1. The Economy Kit @ Rs.555/- 

2. The Grand Kit @ Rs.919/- 

These special Onam kits include all that you need to make your Onam a special one!

Don't forget to check out the special Onam Discounted Product range at

Happy Shopping and Happy Onam 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Visit to St. Andrews

St Andrews Palli, Trivandrum

Way to St Andrews beach 

Beach View

Confessions, Confessions!

St Andrews Church View

St Andrews -  Resting Place

Oh, we rejoice!

St Andrews Beach View

St Andrews - Frontal View

St Andrews, Grotto
My mother's side come from St Andrews, a coastal locality in Trivandrum. Though I spend very little time in this place, I have fond memories of this place - people ( elders who have passed away) and time spent at Telma villa during my school vacation with cousins and brothers.

Apart from the relative base, I'm now in the process of discovering its unique cuisine. Surprisingly, the food made in many household in St Andrews have a different taste, flavor and even called differently than the typical Kerala cooking.

The distinctive food habits in St Andrews, could be from the external influence. For instance, Pork Vindaloo is popular in St Andrews, Trivandrum. It's also made by Anglo Indians and it's also popular Goan cuisine. Though the taste of vindaloo curry differs, all the dishes have the common tangy taste.

Another surprising fact about pork vindaloo is that, it's also made in some parts of Kollam and Cochin.

Nasi Goreng is another chinese food which my mom has picked from her mom. I'm sure no one in my family can beat my granny when it comes to cooking. She had a wide range of cooking skills, that it's a pity that we are no where close to her.

Here are few recipes, which are popular in my family.

1) Pork Vindaloo
2) Polly's Baked Chicken Mince
3) Scone
4) Orapam
5) Chilly Chicken
6) Churl Appam ( Crepe)
7) Plum Cake

So, what's the popular dish in your family? Is there any secret recipe or killer-taste food which is made in a family member? One suggestion - try to preserve the old family recipe. Don't let it die with a person, let the good taste last long for future generations.


Marina ( Menna)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Restaurants serving Onam Sadya in Bangalore - 2015

Ambalapuzha Pal Payasam Recipe

Onam Sadhya ( At our house)

2017 Update  List of Restaurant serving Onam Sadhya

Another Onam is fast approaching and it's time to get into the groove of Onam. And, with Onam, it's time to enjoy the elaborate Onam Sadya on a banana leaf. .

Back in the good old Onam days in Trivandrum, it was common sight to see kids and elders branding in brand new clothes ( Onam Kodi ). Well, such sightings are rare. These days, we buy new clothes almost every month and for every occasion or with some impulsive reason. Thanks to eCommerce sites like Myntra, and Amazon, it has almost killed the old ways of shopping.

More changes...
Also with time, many old ways of life has changed. I remember the way we used to scour the locality for flowers and how we kids used to go in groups and compete to collect as many flowers as possible for Attam.

Kerala Sadya in Bangalore
For Malyalyees settled in Bangalore, and folks keen to enjoy Onam Sadya, there are many restaurants in Bangalore which are serving Onam Sadhya. Most restaurants, will start from the mid of August 2015 till the month end.

Here are the list of star hotels, restaurants and Malaylee joints which are ready to provide Onam Sadya.

1) Ente Keralam, near Ulsoor

Ente keralam

Location: Ulsoor
Call to reserve your seat: 080 3242 1002

2) Coconut Groove
Location: Church St,
Rate: Rs 750/-
Onam Sadya on Friday 28/8/15 Time ( 12:PM to 4:PM)
For more details and reservation: 080 2559 6262

3) Vembanad, The Paul, Domlur

The Paul

Vembanad restaurant at The Paul, is an award winning restaurant which brings a wide choice of coastal cuisine across India. It is renowned for Kerala cuisine and kerala style food in a wonderful ambiance.

Onam Sadya on 28th - Rate 1,299 plus tax
For reservation and details, call at 080 - 4047 7777

4) Salt Mango Tree

Onam Sadya at Salt Mango Tree

Location: The Oasis Club, Prestige Ozone,
No. 302, Whitefield Main Road
Varthur Kodi, Whitefield,

Special Onam Ssadya from 28th to 30th August
Price - Rs 595 only
Time 12:30 to 5:PM

Onam Sadya Takeaway
Rs 495 only.

For Reservations or Home Delivery , call:
080-25936295  / 9886037106  / 9886037105

5) South Indies

South Indies
Location: 276, 100 Feet Road, 6th Main Junction, Above GIRIAS, Indiranagar

Onam Sadhya available only on - 28/8/15
Rate Rs 543 + tax
Timing 12 to 2

For reservation and details, call: 08041636363, 08041636362

6) Rasa India
Location: CMH Road , Indiranagar,
above Nature's Basket,

Rasa India - Onam Feast

7) Sanjeevanam,  Koramangala
Sanjeevam, Bangalore
Onam special Sadya from 26/8/15 to 30/8/15

Rs.500/- per PAX for Adult and Rs.300/- for kids
Timing:12 noon to 4 pm
Take away for Sadya and Payasam are available.

For more details and reservation, call 09900065201

8) KARAVALLI - The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore

Onam Ela Sadya,
Rate: Rs 1,400 ( All inclusive)
Sadya slots: starts from 11:30 onwards
For details and reservation, call 080666 04545

9) Little Home, Koramangala
   Location: 1st Block, 80 Feet Main Road, Koramangala, Bangalore
    Onam Sadya rate: Rs 250
    Parcel Rs 300
    Date: 28/8/15
    For booing table and seat, call  08025631504, 08025525950

10) Anju's @ Rangashankara Cafe

Anju's @ Rangashankara Cafe

Phone: 93421 94176
Location: 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar - II Phase,
Onam Sadya on 23/8/15 

Onashamsagal to All

P.S- Due to heavy rush, it's advisable to reserve your seat in advance. Also, check the sadhya rates, which is usually high on Thiru Onam day.