Monday, September 12, 2016

Restaurants serving Onam Sadya in Trivandrum -2016

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It's Onam frenzy in the state capital. The places around East Fort area in Trivandrum are packed with scores of last minute Onam shoppers. It's a sight to see the rush in shops like Ramachandra Textiles, Pothy's Super market, Civil Supplies depot in East Fort, vegetable market in Chalai market, and of course the packed gold shops. Close to these shops are the road side cloth sellers who attract sizable bargain hunters.

Apart from these stores, home appliances stores are making big bucks and attracting scores of people.

What is Onam without Onam sadhya?

It's the feast of feasts for Malayalees. Onam Sadya served on a banana leaf is a traditional feast which has over 12 to 18 items or more, depending the preparation. However, these days nobody has the time, patience or energy to prepare all these dishes in their kitchen. The trend these days is to order Onam Sadya or dine at any of the restaurants. It's not unusual to see many family members making a beeline to the popular restaurants in the locality.

Restaurants serving Onam Sadhya in Trivandrum

Call it a new trend or the lack of time, more people are used to eating out, especially during festivities, such as Onam. Due to this, each year there're new hotels serving Onam sadya, offering wider choices to suit different budget.

In Trivandrum, there're many good restaurants serving Onam sadya. Here's a list of restaurants serving Onam sadya in Trivandrum. from ( Source:

Biverah Hotel & Suits, Kumarapuram

Sept 13 till 16, 2016
Onamsadya Rs 325
Parcel Rs 349 ( Free delivery)
Onasadya & Payasam at Biverah

Onam Special Payasam at Biverah ( 1 ltr and 1/2 ltr)
Semya Rs 200 for l ltr
Elaneer ( Tender coconut) Rs 260 for 1 (L)
Dates Payasam Rs 240 for 1 (L)
Ada Payasam Rs 200 for 1 (L)
Chowaree Rs 200 for 1 (L)
Kadala payasam Rs 200 for 1(L)

Onam sadhya @ Apollo Dimora
Onam Sadya at Apollo Dimora

Date: From Sept 5 to 15
Time: 12:00 noon to 3:PM
Rate: Rs 500, plus taxes

Location: Opposite Railway Station,
Thampanoor, Trivandrum
For details or reservations, call +91 471 3060333, +91 8129114455,

Steampot at Pottakuzhi
Onam Special at Steampot

Sept 13 and 14 ( Only takeaway)
2 pax - Rs 1,200,
5 pax - Rs 1,800
Ph # 0471 2553663, mob 9142134992

Chirag Inn, M.G.Road, 

Onam Sadya Rs 279
Home delivery: 299

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

Grand Master's kitchen
Jubilee Hospital Rd, Palayam
GrandMasters Sadya  The price per sadya is Rs.250

Onam Sadya at Ruby Arena, Medical College, Tvm
Onam Sadya at Ruby Arena ( Medical College)

Onam Sadya with payasam Rs 275
Rs 300 for takeaway ( Free home delivery for more than 5 pack)
September 12th to15th

Onam Payasam Mela at Ruby Arena ( Sept 12 to 15)
Payasam Mela

( Price for Payasam - 1 ltr Rs 175, 1/2 ltr Rs 90, and 1/4 ltr Rs 45)
Ada Pradhaman
Pazha Payasam
Mathanga Payasam
Chena Payasam
Semya Payasam
Gothambu Payasam
Ambalapuzha Pal Payasam
Aval Payasam

Hotel Arul Jyothi
Onam Sadhya at Rs 250
Time: 12 to 2:30
Available till Sept 15, 2016
Advised to take prior reservation, 0417 2333300

Imperial kitchen
Onam Rs 289, plus tax
30 Rs parcel charges

11:30 to 3:PM
Onam Sadya will be served till 15th
Reservation call +91471 2311 789 or +91471 2311 798

Villa Maya

Onam Sadya at Villa Maya

Rate 750, plus tax
Timing 12:AM to 3:PM
Till Sept 14

Location: 120, Airport Road,
Injakkal, West fort,
Call +91 471 25789 - 01, 02,03,04,05

Hotel Rajadhani

Rajadhani Buildings, East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram
For Reservation enquiries : Tel. No. +91 -471-2547755,
Mobile: +91 9446046450

Hotel Maurya Trivandrum

Onam Sadya only on Sept 13 and 14
498/ inclusive of tax
Timing 12:30 to 3:00

Windsor Rajadhani Hotel

Onam Sadya only on Sept 13 and 14
498/ inclusive of tax
Timing 12:30 to 3:00

Park Rajadhani at East Fort and Uloor,

Rate for Onam sadya  Rs 260, inclusive of taxes
Timing:12:30 to 3:30

Free Home delivery of Onam sadya - Rs 1,750 per kit ( Serves 5 people)

Arya Nivas

Onam Sadya@ Rs 150
Parcel rate: Rs 270 ( Collect from the hotel)

11:30 to 3:00 PM
Only on Thiru Onam day ( 14/9/16)
Phone 0471 233 0789


Onamsadhya spread @ Mothers

Location: Bakery Junction, Near Russian Culture, Palayam
Phone: 0471 401 2255
Hours: Open today · 7AM–11PM
Onam sadya - Rs 160/ (All inclusive)

Travancore Aramana restaurant

Only dining Rs 250 per head
Pls call 0471 406 4060 to confirm your reservation.
Oottukuzhy-Vanross Rd, Statue, Palayam, Tvm

The Trivandrum hotel
Onam sadya Rs 299/-
YMCA Rd, Statue, Palayam
Phone: 0471 233 4433 for orders

Pls call the respective hotels to make reservation and get all details before you visit.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Food License for Home Bakers and Caterers

Akshaya Centre at Kumarapuram ( Simplifying Govt Process)
Trending in Kerala - Small Business Enterprises by Women
We're now witnessing a spurt in the growth of women run small business initiatives in Kerala. In Trivandrum, I know many women who have left their day job to purse their passion - to follow their heart's calling.

One such business is home-based baking and catering business. It appears that this trend is like the start-up culture in B'lore and else where. The best part in these ventures is the love and passion towards doing something they love. Moreover, it gives them the freedom, and motivation to do things their way.

However, starting a home-based baking biz is not a cake walk. In the initial stages, one has to be wear many hats - from being a cleaner, innovator, creator, marketer, delivery person, etc. As I read somewhere, it's important to stand out in the crowded and competitive market place

In a crowded and competitive market, how will you stand out?
Another important aspect of any biz is to find a niche and claim it. But, often in the race to get started, many people (including me) often try to be everything. It's kind of being jack of all trades. However, it's not a place to stay for a long time (Note to self :)

So, now you got an incredible idea to start a biz: So, what's next?

If you're starting any kind of catering or food related biz, ( from home based to five star), first thing you should have is food license. Taking a food license may be a hassle, but it's better to on the safe side of law, than to face any kind of problem with the authorities.

What kind of food license is required?

FSSAI license is mandatory for anyone involved in home based food biz to hotels.

Where can I apply for food license?

In the recent past Govt of Kerala has created another agency called Akshya to simplify many task related to applying of govt certificates to many licenses. This agency is a big relief to the public as you don't have to wait in front of dusty corridors to gain permission or certificates. |

So, you can approach Akshya centeres located in your locality for applying the food license.

What documents are required for applying FSSAI license?

Here're the list of documents to be submitted at Akshya centres for processing your application:

1) Passport size photo
2) Address proof
3) Photo ID proof
4) If own residence, then the corporation tax receipt. In case of rented building, then you can provide rental agreement.

Along with the documents, you need to pay an amount of Rs 100 ( for 1 year), depending on the tenure of the license.

In case the turnover of your business is over Rs 3000 a day, then you require a different license. In such cases, you the license fee if  Rs 5,000.