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Restaurants And Home Chefs In Delhi-NCR Serving Onam sadhya

Delhiites, savour authentic Kerala cuisine this Onam.

Shraddha Varma

As the last day of the 10-day harvest festival, Onam, approaches, mouths have already begun watering in anticipation of the grand Malayali feast – the Onam sadhya aka Onasadya. It’s an all-vegetarian festive spread comprising 25 or more Kerala cuisine dishes served on a banana leaf. The Onam sadhya includes savoury banana chips, jaggery coated banana chips, matta rice, a variety of gravies made using local vegetables, stir-fried vegetables, sambar, rasam, buttermilk, pickles, pappadam and payasam. Once served, this lavish spread is a treat for all the five senses.

Here, we’ve put together a list of restaurants and home chefs that are offering Onam sadhya in Delhi.

1. Savya Rasa

This award-winning restaurant chain has one of the largest Onam spreads in Delhi this year, which includes 30 dishes made using family recipes. Sambharam, chakka chips, erissery (a dry coconut-based curry), thoran (vegetable stir fry), lentil curry, kootu curry (black chana curry), two types of payasam and a variety of other curries and chutneys accompanied by pappadam and rice is what constitutes Savya Rasa’s Onam sadhya aka Onasadhya. The feast is a sit-down buffet at the restaurant and guests have to pre-book a slot for the same. You can choose between their two lunch slots – 12 pm to 1:30 pm and 2 pm to 3:30 pm. 

One of the most heart-warming things about this Onam sadhya is that the restaurant will be donating a meal to the needy for every sadhya purchased from them. 

Price: On Request|
Booking: Pre-book on call 9940091899 or DM on Instagram/SavyaRasa
When: 20 to 22 August 2021
Location: Saket, New Delhi 

2. The Naadan Kitchen

Started by two friends Elvin Joseph and Bijoi Chemparathy, The Naadan Kitchen gives Keralites and Kerala food lovers a taste of the cuisine of God’s own country in Delhi-NCR. Apart from the all-vegetarian feast, this home-cooking venture is known for the types of biryani (or ‘biriyani’ as Keralites like to call it) it serves – think mutton biryani, chicken biryani and kappa biryani. They accept pre-orders only, so make sure you call in advance and not for last-minute cravings.  

Price: INR 1000 for two
Booking: Call and pre-book at 8130384084 
When: 20 and 21 August 2021
Location: Vaishali, Ghaziabad
(Takeaway or self-pickup only) 

3. Mahabelly

One of the most popular Kerala speciality restaurants in Delhi, chef Thomas Fenn’s Mahabelly has an Onam sadhya comprising 22 dishes. On offer are flavour-packed curries and chutneys like inji puli and ulli theeyal; and lip-smacking sweet treats like jaggery payasam, rice payasam. Their Onam sadhya is available for dine-in as well as delivery and takeaway.

Price: Dine-in INR 1099, and takeaway/delivery INR 999
Booking: Instagram/Mahabelly
When: 20 to 23 August 2021
Location: Saket, New Delhi 

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4. Zambar

Zambar is serving a lavish Onam spread consisting of 26 vegetarian dishes. You can either relish it at the restaurant or take it home to relish while binge-watching. Think crunchy banana chips, mouth-watering drumstick curry, cooling cucumber pachadi and hot, comforting rasam, and 22 more dishes including desserts. We’ve been told that their ada pradhamam can’t be missed, so if you’re ordering a Kerala sadhya for yourself, make sure this dessert’s not missing.

Price: INR 1095 for delivery
Booking: Call 9958564400 or order via Zomato
When: 20 to 22 August 2021
Location: DLF Phase 3, Gurugram 

5. Kerala Café

A small, cosy restaurant in Delhi’s Mayur Vihar, the Kerala Café cooks up a storm for Onam every year, and 2021 is no different. It’s Onam sadhya has 21 delicious sweet and savoury Malayali dishes such as sambar, rasam, payasam, jaggery coated chips, and much more.

Price: INR 500 for takeaway 
Booking: Call 09650696710 or order via Zomato
When: 21 August 2021
Location: Mayur Vihar, New Delhi

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