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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Drop Scones

Scones is a part of my childhood memories. Now when I have scone, it makes me reflective of my school days, the house where I stayed during my schooling, the extended family members who dropped in and stayed with us, the food prepared in that time, etc. But, today, all these seems like dusted memories, which are more like a changing wallpaper, which I keep seeing, and then disappear.

Mom had come down from Hyderabad for Easter and she is there with me now in Bangalore. Today on this lazy Sunday I was so happy to see my favorite breakfast made by mom.

I think all my cousins and brothers will agree with me with me about Scones , we used have it as a snack when we get back  home from School
Scones for Breakfast

Scone Photo shoot 

Scone Breakfast
Here is the simple recipe of Scone - There are many types of scones. These warm tea-time treats get their name from the fact that spoonfuls of the mixture are dropped on to a hot, lightly greased frying pan to let them cook.

Drop Scones

  • Flour 225gms
  • salt         ½ tsp
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Egg        1
  • Milk 300 ml
  • Butter      50 gms (melted)

  1. Sieve flour and salt into bowl.
  2. Add sugar then mix to a smooth batter with the egg and half the milk
  3. Then add the remaining milk slowly
  4. lightly brush a large pan with melted butter and heat.
  5. Drop small rounds of scone mixture from a tablespoon into pan
  6. Cook over a moderate heat until bubbles show on the scone surface.
  7. Carefully turn over and cook for further 2 minutes.
  8. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  9. Keep scones warm and serve with butter, Jam, golden syrup or honey.

So, what kind of food invoke your childhood memories?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pondicherry Trip

On March 10th 2017 both of us went to Pondicherry and Velankani for a short trip. The timing was great as the sun was not too harsh.

On the day we reached Pondy, we had the usual stroll along the alleys and lane ways of French quarters part of Pondy. We hired a two wheeler which made our exploration easy. After a laid back lunch, we headed to  Auroville Visitors Centre were we tasty bakes. By the time we got back to our room, I got a call from Geetha Paul   mam inviting us for a dinner in their resort Le Pondy Resort, Pondicherry. She had came to know that I was at Pondy by my FB post.(Love FB for that)
Both Geetha mam and Priya being my students at Trivandrum since long time and we share a special rapport.

Both us were very excited and glad to receive the invitation and reached the location around 9:30 pm. The resort was around 12kms from the White Town (French quarters).
And there it was –  Le Pondy Resort, Pondicherry  a sprawling property with a heritage look. One side of the resort is a lake and the other side faces Bay of Bengal. We were escorted to the private beach and was awestruck by the beauty of the windy beach

After walking around and seeing the charm of the resort, we went for the wide spread buffet. The dishes were from North to South Indian as well as Continental.

Even though we did not stay there, the rooms we saw blended with the surrounding space, offering calmness, and privacy to the guests. As I was not carrying camera and it being dark, I could not capture the real charm of the place.

One dish ( dessert) I must stood out was the Caramel Custard, which had a homely touch. (Sujo's was the best homemade Caramel Custard, which I will never forget). Also, the Cherry filled rolls. I was too feeling too full after having a bite from the appetizer to main course and the dessert. It was heart full feeling!

Le Pondy Resort, Pondicherry experience was a surprise visit and a unique one for us. It was a one-hour culinary treat for our pallet. I should thank the staff who extended the usual time to cater us. A special thanks to the Chef who made Mutton Ullathaiattu on our request which was well cooked and the spices all blended together.
Soup to Start With

Arched pillars in the dinning space and open outdoor view

Buffet Space at Le Pondy

Open Spaces are welcome

After the dinner - Thank You All

Our love and warm hug to Geetha mam and Priya for making our stay memorable at Pondicherry.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Girl

A big thanks to all who had wished me. Love you all.
It was a big surprise for me when Biju decided to bake a cake for me and it turned out to be yummy. Almond coffee cake. A flourless butter less cake. A big thanks to my mom who made my favorite megoreng noodles.
This year I had Stuti with me to cut the cake, we both share the same date but not the year  :-) Wishing her all happiness and joy.
I love my life. I love the age I am. You couldn’t pay me to be any younger; I’d have no interest. 45 had approached me quickly, but the real question is: 45 are you ready for ME?
Eat the cake. Drink the wine. Swim with those sharks. Be on TV. Ride that rollercoaster. Walk on that stage. None of us are getting out of here alive, so why the hell not?
Karma is a wonderful thing. It does work. So be good! Enjoy each moment

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Blooming City... namma ooru bengaluru

The canopy of Pink Tabebuia is common in Bangalore city, a spectacle to watch it during the season. Love the sight of it when we went for our morning walk. Love you Bangalore City!!!

Spectacular Bloom Near Home - Domlur

Wings of Guardian Angel

When I look back on my life, I wonder how I survived - when I was small and scared of anything my mom always said I had a guardian angel and she will take care of you and I believed her.
Two years back Chantel from Netherlands had come for my cooking class and it was a two day cooking session. She came back again to Bangalore again for her holidays and she came home yesterday to see me. We spent the whole day together just talking. She gifted me a small statue of an Angel which reminded me of my guardian angel whom I have forgotten as I grew up and I also loved the Dutch cookies she got for me.
The way people come into your life when you need them, it's wonderful and it happens in so many ways. It's like having an angel. Somebody comes along and helps you get right.
Chantel - House Visit - 2017
Guardian Angel - We all Need One! 

Chantel - 2 years back