Craving for Ona Sadhya in Bengaluru?

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala. And when it comes to harvest, how can we miss out on the delicious goodies made out of these first crops? Rice, pulses, vegetables and sweet. It’s a combination of a lot of delicious delicacies put together on one platter. Rather, a plantain leaf.

Ona Sadhya. Pic: Anisha Nair

This sadhya or the grand meal, is usually a vegetarian affair. A meal consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes, is savoured on a fresh banana leaf. Papad, Banana, Sarkara Varatti – banana chip coated with jaggery, Pickle, Inchi curry or inchipuli, Thoran – dry vegetables with coconut, Olan, Avial, Pachadi and Khichadi are few of the items served. There is an appropriate order of the dishes that are served.

Here are some of the places that provide authentic Onasadya in the traditional style.

Kumarakom: 4th Sector, Opp. HSR BDA complex, HSR Layout, Bangalore
Date: 29th August 2012
Phone: 65000114, 65000118, 9243738111
Price: Rs 450.

Rangashankara Cafe: 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar – II Phase, Bangalore.
Phone: 26493982
Date: 2nd Sep, 2012
Price: Rs 250.

Karavalli at The (Taj) Gateway Hotel: No 66, Residency Road, Bangalore
Phone: 66604545
Date: 29th August, 2012
Price: Rs 850.

Imperial Restaurant: 42/5, Central Street, Opposite-Shivajinagar Bus Stand, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore
Phone: 22863638
Date: 29th August, 2012
Price: Rs 260.

Address: 1st Main, AECS Layout Main Road, Kundanahalli, Bangalore
Phone: 28524304, 9886011749
Address: #1647/1, 2nd Floor, Jeevanbhima Nagar Main Road, Bangalore
Phone: 25205578
Date: August 28th and 29th, 2012
Price: Rs 300.

Hotel Geo: #11, Devang Hostel Road, Bangalore
Phone: 22221583, 22221584
Date: 28th, 29th and 30th August, 2012
Price: Rs 250.

Curry Meen: #218, Double Road, Bangalore
Phone: 42283999
Date: 27th, 28th and 29th August, 2012
Price: Rs 350.

Kerala Pavilion: #765, 1st Main, Domlur, Bangalore
Phone: 25356829, 9886181493
Date: 27th, 28th and 29th August, 2012
Price: Rs 180.

Sanjeevanam: #50, 100 Feet Road, Opp. Kendriya Sadhan Madivalla Bus Stop, Koramangala IInd Block, Bangalore
Phone: 25631962 / 25634430.
Date: 28th August – 2nd September, 2012
Price: Rs 400.

Ente Keralam: Old No. 12, New No. 1, Ulsoor Road, Bangalore.
Phone: 32421002
Date: 20th August – 2nd September, 2012

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