5 Onam special curries by Mrs K M Mathew

sadya curries

With less than two weeks to Onam, celebrations are just around the corner. If you are still wondering what is going to go on your Sadya platter, do not worry. Here are five must-have traditional curries from Mrs K M Mathews' collection to try this Onam.


How can one miss out on the flavoursome sambar that is a Sadya staple? Made with vegetables, lentils and a specially powdered masala, this is a lush treat that's loved by the young and old alike.

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Spiced with a variety of condiments, the rasam is a burst of flavours. It is paired with hot steaming rice and pappadams during the traditional feast. This curry is to add tanginess to your Sadya.

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This authentic curried lentils recipe from Kerala is one of the first things to greet you in a Sadya. Mild and seasoned, it gives a great to start to the feast.

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One cannot just get over this thickened sour creamy dish that is a Sadya speciality in Kerala. Make the most of it while the local markets are replete with bananas and mangoes.

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Olan is that perfect concoction of vegetable in coconut milk broth that has been a known flavour in Kerala, and is a regular at all the feasts.

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