14 Restaurants & Hotels Serving Traditional Onam Sadhya Feasts This Year

Onam Sadhya

The 10-day festival of harvest, Onam is here. Although the Malyali festival is marked by multi-cultural activities to celebrate the return of the Mahabali King, it’s incomplete without its pièce de résistance–the Onam Sadhya or Onasadhya. Spread across a banana leaf, this traditional Kerala meal features over 25 dishes enjoyed in the company of friends and families. Can’t head to Kerala to enjoy this feast? Don’t worry; restaurants across cities have got you covered. Whether you want to dine amidst a festive atmosphere or dig into a flavourful meal from the comfort of your home, these 14 restaurants and hotels will ensure you are transported to Kerala with authentic Onam Sadhya.

1. Kappa Chakka Kandhari, Chennai & Bengaluru

Onam Sadhya

This award-winning restaurant brings an extensive 26-course menu for its Onasadhya. Begin your meal with Uppu, Cheru Pazham, Chena Chops, Nendrakai Nuruku, Sharkara Varatty and Pavakka Kondattam. Dig into Beetroot Kichadi and Pineapple Pachadi and compliment it with pickles like Manga Achar, Naranga Achar, Nellika Achar and the much-loved Inji Puli. You’ll love the vegetables such as Olan, Cabbage Thoran, Avial and Koottu Kari. There’s also Nei-Parippu with Matta red rice accompanied by delicious Kerala Sambar, Kalan, Pappadam and Rasam. Don’t miss out on the tempting Ada Pradhaman, Palada, Chakka Pradhaman and Parippu Payasam.

Can’t make it to the restaurant to enjoy it? All these flavours come packed in steel containers to your doorstep. The Onasadhya Feast In A Box serves 5 and allows you to relish the flavours at home. And there’s more. If you just want to enjoy the classic Kerala Payasams, you have the option of ordering one (or more) of the Onam Specials Payasams to sweeten your festivities.

For Dine-In 

Availability: August 28-29 

Time: Multiple time- slots for lunch

Price: INR 1190 per head Inc taxes

Festive Meal in a Box for Take-Away

Availability: August 28-29 

Pick-Up Time: 10:30-1 pm

Price: INR 5750 Inc taxes 

Onam Payasams for Take-Away

Availability: August 28-29 

Pick-Up Time: 10:30 am to 9:00 pm

Price: INR 800 Inc taxes (1 litre) / INR 400 Inc. taxes (500 ml)

2. The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai

Onam Sadhya

Known for reimagining classic Indian dishes, expect nothing short of innovation from The Bombay Canteen’s Onam menu titled Raja Ravi Varma’s Feast of Wonders. Art meets AI and food meets history as artist Ari Jayaprakash, historian and author Manu Pillai along with renowned chefs Manu Chandra and Hussain Shahzad come together to create an unforgettable culinary experience for the festival.

Onam Sadhya

Enjoy a round of snacks and scrumptious bites like Banana-Kappa Crackling, Erissery Hummus, Inji Puli Choux with curry leaf cream, Mango Pulissery Gazpacho, Appam Batter-fried Prawns with Kandhari chilli hot sauce, and more–all laid out on a grazing table. A multi-course meal follows where each dish offers a piece of history told by the chefs and Manu S Pillai. Savour the Scallop Carpaccio or Smoked Melon Carpaccio with tender coconut, pacha manga curry and puffed red rice; Pidi Cavatelli with steamed rice dumpling, Malabar jackfruit and roasted beets; Bone Marrow & Short Rib Ularthiyathu with 18 hrs braised ribs, charred chilly & fennel spice and coconut or the Malabar Dry Aged Duck Roat with jaggery roasted duck breast, Kappa mash and duck leg ragu. The feast ends with Jaggery Chatti pathiri “Crepe Cake” with black jaggery caramel; Red Rice Pudding Custard Tarts with toasted rice, cinnamon and vanilla sugar; Sulaimani Cheesecake with candied ginger, chaya jelly and meyer lemon zest; Tamarind & Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème with sea salt, whipped mascarpone and citrus zest.

Availability: August 29

Time: 7-10 pm

Price: INR 8,850 onwards (per person)

Contact: +91 8875010300 or Email: truesouth@enthucutlet.com

3. Magazine St. Kitchen and Podi & Spice, Mumbai

Onam Sadhya

Divya Prabhakar and Tresa Francis of Bangalore-based Podi & Spice collaborate with Mag St. Kitchen to bring you the flavours of the South. With ingredients sourced from Kerala right from vegetables to banana chips, papads to spices, essential coconut oil, and the specific jaggery for the signature payasam, this Sadhya ensures you experience authentic, home-style cooking. 

Availability: August 26-27 

Time: 12:30-3:30 pm 

Price: ₹3750 (Veg and Non-Veg Available)

4. Caraway Kitchen, Conrad Bengaluru

Onam Sadhya

Devour an array of traditional dishes ranging from Erissery (pumpkin and red beans cooked with coconut) to Avial (vegetables cooked with coarsely ground coconut and yoghurt), and other lip-smacking savoury favourites. Don’t forget the delightful Ada Pradhaman – made with flattened rice, jaggery and coconut milk custard, served alongside sweet and savoury treats.

Availability: August 29

Time: 12:30-4 pm

Price: INR 1800 plus taxex

Contact: +91 8884428234

5. Saffron, JW Marriott Mumbai, Juhu

Onam Sadhya

Fine dining and traditional cuisine meet at this modern Indian restaurant. Saffron presents an authentic Sadhya that features Olan, Kalan, Pachadi, Thoran, Erriserry, Avial, Theyal, Inji curry, Paruppu, Sambar, Rasam and many more that allows you to let go of all dining etiquette in an elegant ambience and savour a flavourful meal unabashedly. 

Availability: August 29

Time: 12:30–3:30 pm 

Contact: + 91 22 6693 3344, +91 90046 16506

6. Hosa, Goa

Onam Sadhya

Immerse yourself in the age-old customs and flavours of South India at Goa’s exquisite dining spot. Chef Suresh DC has curated an Onam Sadhya menu for you to revel in this year. Devour the savoury Manga Achaar along with an array of curries including Ulli Theeyal, Naranga Achaar, and Sharkara Upperi, and indulge in sweet delights like Palada Pradhaman and Kozhikodan Halwa. Accompanied by crispy Pappadam, and flavorful selections like Rasam and Ney Parippu, this feast captures the heart and soul of Onam.

Availability: August 26-29

Timing: 12-3 pm

Price: INR 1495++ per head

Contact: 74986 27977 or visit www.hosagoa.com

7. Nair On Fire, Mumbai

Adding a twist to the traditional, Nair on Fire is offering Superfood Unsadya. As the name suggests, the Sadhya infuses the goodness of superfoods for you to binge on healthy food guilt-free. Featuring Nellicka & Cucumber Pachadi, Moringa Ela Pulisseri, Paveka Theeyal, Black Rice Payasam, Pazham Nurukku and many more exotic superfood dishes, the meals are available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options that pack a bunch of flavours. 

Availability: August 26-27 and August 29 (also available for home delivery) 

Time: 12-3 pm 

Price: INR 1795 per Sadya

Contact: 93240 59522

8. Kebab Korner, InterContinental Marine Drive, Mumbai

Onam Sadhya

Relish a sumptuous Onam thali that’s truly befitting a king. Kebab Korner is whipping up a multi-course vegetarian feast including over 25 dishes from across Kerala. Expect tasty snacks with pickles and condiments, a variety of curries, different vegetable preparations, red rice and sweets to end with. Inji Curry, Mango Curry, Pachadi, Olan, Parripu Curry, Chenna Mezhukkupuratti, Inji Thaiyar, Poovan Pazham and Pazham Pradhaman are some of the traditional delicacies to enjoy at the restaurant.

Availability: August 20-31, Lunch 12:30-3:30 PM

Cost: INR 1600+ taxes per person

Contact: +91-22-66399855

9. Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel Chennai


Celebrate the harvest festival at the iconic South Indian restaurant. Southern Spice is offering an Onam Thali–recreated by the team of Chefs led by Executive Chef Sujan Mukherjee–with all the Kerala delicacies such as AvialOlanThoranSambarRasam, and an assortment of delectable payasam. What’s more? Mathanga Vanpayar Erissery (Red pumpkin and red beans in a coconut and cumin spice mix); Urulakezhangu Mizhukkuperatti (Chilly marinated potatoes slow-roasted in a pan with first press coconut oil); Koon Ulli Theeyal (Mushroom and shallots in a toasted coconut and coriander curry); Pachakkaya Kalan (Raw banana cooked with ground coconut and crushed black pepper in tempered yoghurt); Sweet Mango Pachadi (Raw mango simmered with jaggery and chilli); and Pineapple Pulissery (Pineapple in curried yoghurt) for you to indulge in. Leave enough space for enticing desserts–there’s Elachi Banana; Pal Ada Payasam (Rice Ada, Sugar, Milk, Butter); and Chakka Pradhaman (Jackfruit, jaggery, coconut Milk, Ghee). We’re salivating already!

Availability: August  29 for Lunch and Dinner

Contact: +91 44 6600 2827 or +91 78248 62310

10. MoMo Cafe, Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru

Onam Sadhya

Celebrate the homecoming of Kerala’s legendary mythical King Mahabali via a king-sized feast as Executive Chef Sajid and his team prepare a lavish spread for you. The traditional dishes feature Steamed rice, Avail, Pachadi, Tomato Rasam, Kerala Sambhar, Beans Thoran, Eriserry, Parippu Curry, Parippu Pradhaman, Ghee, Pickle, Papadam, Sambharam, Puli inji, Upperi, Sarkara Upperi along with other Indian delicacies that are nothing short of culinary adventure.

Availability: August 28-29 (takeaways are also available) 

Time: Lunch (12:30-3:00 pm) | Dinner (7:00-11:00 pm)

Price: INR 1000 ++ 

Contact: 9513653156

11. Zambar, Mumbai

Onam Sadhya

With vibrant flowers, intricate pookalam designs, and the warm glow of traditional lamps, Zambar lets you savour the spirit of Onam in traditional style. Step inside and you’ll be transported to Kerala as the restaurant greets you with the aroma of freshly ground spices and the sight of a beautifully laid-out banana leaf. Setting the tone for the meal, the Sadhya begins with Banana Chips, Sharkara Varatti (jaggery-coated banana chips), and Pappadam. The main course features delectable vegetarian dishes, including Avial (vegetables in coconut gravy), Cucumber Kichadi (vegetables made using spicy yoghurt), Olan (ash gourd and red beans in coconut milk), and Erissery(pumpkin and lentil stew) accompanied by aromatic Kerala Red Rice and accompaniments like Sambhar, Rasam, and Moru Kachiyathu. The rich and creamy Palada Payasam (vermicelli in sweet milk) and Ada Pradhaman (sweet made with rice ada) are perfect sweet endings to your feast. 

Availability: August 28-30

Price: Dine-in (INR 1400 AI per person), Delivery: (INR 1400 AI per person)

Contact: 0124-4665639/9958564400/Delivery:8506970143

12. Radisson Blue MBD Hotel, Noida

Chef Saarthak and guest Chef Lakshmi Kini come together to prepare a Sadhya to please all your senses. Get ready to enjoy a burst of flavours and texture with mouthwatering meals ranging from fragrant rice and aromatic sambar to crunchy papadams and luscious payasam. With dishes from Kottu curry to Pulishri, and olan to parippu pradhaman that honour the traditional recipes and cooking methods coupled with the artistically decorated surroundings, Radisson MBD Noida will ensure you enjoy the festivity in all its glory.

Availability: August 24-27

13. Sheraton Grand, Bangalore


Chef Manjunath crafts an authentic taste of Kerala’s cuisine with a spread that honours the bounty of the coastal region. Treat your tastebuds to an array of dishes including Pineapple Pachadi, Eriserry, Pulissery, Olan and Kalan, among other delicacies – a feast to relish in the company of friends and family!

Availability: Brunch – August 27 and Grand Sadhya – August 29

Time: 12:30-4 pm

Price: Brunch starts at INR 2,600/- ++

Sadhya – INR 1,250 (Vegetarian); INR 1,500 (Non-Vegetarian)

Contact: 9632081279 | 9591996959

14. Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra, Kerala

Onam Sadhya

The lavish Onam Sadhya at this Relais & Châteaux property is a gastronomic affair with a lavish spread of 26 dishes. From the aromatic avial to the delectable payasam, each dish is a tribute to Kerala’s rich culinary heritage. The vibrant Chendamellam, a traditional percussion ensemble that will have you swaying to its captivating rhythms along with intricate Athapookalam, the floral carpet laid out in vibrant hues, add to the ambience, making it a celebration to remember. 

- Lifestyle Editor


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