This year, September 4 marks the Keralite harvest festival of Onam.
As Malayalis across the UAE will be feasting on the traditional Onasadhya, you can join in on the fun too and give the traditional feast served on a plantain leaf a go.
While our food columnist gives you a quick run through on sadhya etiquette, glossary and how and what to eat, here’s our lowdown on where you can grab a takeaway parcel or join in millions of Malayali’s for a lavish dine-in experience of over 20 different vegetarian dishes.
Warning: you will leave stuffed.
1. Nalukettu, Dubai Grand Hotel
Sadhya will be served only on Thiruvonam day, September 4
Cost Dh55 for dine in and Dh59 for takeaway
Call 04 261 5688
2. Palm Grove, Marco Polo Hotel
Sadhya will be served on September 4.
25 dishes including two payasams
Call 04 272 0743
3. Kolam restaurant, Sharjah
Onasadhya will be served on September 4 for Thiruvonam, the main day of the festivities and the following Friday on September 8.
28 dishes including five different payasams
4. Family Palace restaurant, Maliha Road, Muwailih Commercial, Sharjah
29 dishes including three payasams
Cost Dh33 for dine-in and Dh34 for parcel
The restaurant will also be hosting a payasam festival simultaneously where you can try 5 different varieties of payasam such as elaneer (tender coconut) payasam, fruits payasam, ada pradhaman, ambalapuzha palpaysam and palada pradhama. From Dh30 per litre.
Call 06 535 8331
5. Ruchi Restaurant, Madinat Zayed Abu Dhabi
Cost Dh35 for takeaway and dine-in on September 4
26 different dishes including two types of payasams and mambazha pullissery
Call 02 679 2679
6. Calicut Notebook, Abu Dhabi
Sadhya will be served on September 4
Cost Dh35 for 25 different dishes