There are tons of Onam sadhyas in Bangalore and you were planning to stay home? Well, no need. Here’s Explocity’s list of places you can go to all over the city and sadhya it up to the gills.
Café Mozaic: Celebrate the flavours of this festival with a lavish menu at the multi-cuisine all-day diner, curated by Executive Chef Ramasamy . So what’s on offer? Sambharam, Inchipuli, Sharkhara Peratty, Parippu curry, traditional crisps, nibbles and pickles. Wait there’s more - desserts like Ambalapuzha pal payasam, Ada pradhaman complete this feast.
At Café Mozaic, Vivanta by Taj – MG Road. Available over lunch on September 4that INR 1500 all-inclusive. Call 080 6660 5660 for more details
Le Jardin: Chef Nimisha Verghese has an Onam Sadhya, lined up for you, that features … wait for this … more than 25 dishes. So you will get to eat, among others, Olan, Kaalan, Avial, Errissery, Pullissery, Inji puli, Kootu Thoren, Pachadi, Palada Pradhaman and Parippu Payasam. Is that your stomach rumbling that we hear?
At Le Jardin, The Oberoi, MG Road for lunch, from October 31stto September 6th, for Rs. 1675 (plus 18% GST). Contact 080-2558-5858 for more details
Palette: There are several treats in store, for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians at this all-day diner. The special Onam Lunch buffet includes items synonymous with Kerala cuisine – avial, appam and stew, anyone? Non-vegetarians can enjoy the always-popular Meen Moilee (Fish Curry), Ullarthiyattu (Kerala Beef Fry). For desserts, you can try the Semiya Payasam and Pradhaman.
At Palette, Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur, as part of the Lunch Buffet on September 4that INR 1450 plus taxes. Call 080 6690 0111 for more details
Karavalli: Chef Naren Thimmiah rarely fails to disappoint, so get ready for a lavish banana-leaf spread, at this award-winning restaurant. It’s all about tradition with dishes like Red Pumpkin Erussery (Red Pumpkin Cooked with Karamani and Masala), Kalan (Raw Banana Cooked in Curd-based Gravy); Pineapple Pachadi (A combination of Pineapple, Green Grapes and Curd); Sharkara Varatti (Deep-fried Dices of Banana, Sweetened with Jaggery), Vendakkai Kichdi (Fried Bhindi Cooked with Ground Coconut and Curd), Parippu (Thick Dal Preparation with Coconut and Ghee), Elaichi Banana, Pal Payasam (Onakkalari payasam with milk and sugar) and Ada Pradaman (Rice flakes cooked in coconut milk and jaggery).
At Karavalli, The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road for lunch on September 4th from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at INR 1700 inclusive taxes. Call 080 66604545 for more details
Bon South and South Indies: Where better to enjoy a traditional Onam Sadhya than at a couple of restaurants that celebrate South Indian food n all their glory? Chef Manu Nair ensures that you will have an array of signature Malayali dishes to choose from ranging from Pazham puri (Kerala banana fritters), Parippu Vada (fried lentil patties) Olan, Avial accompanied with Puzhukal Arri choru ( traditional Kerala red rice from Kerala) Parippu payasam, Paal Ada Pradaman and Pazham Purungidu (steamed Kerala bananas glazed with honey).
At Southindies, 100 feet Indiranagar, from September 2nd– 6th(lunch and dinner) at Rs 500/head (excluding taxes) and Bon South, Koramangala, September 2nd– 6th(lunch and dinner) at Rs 764/head (excluding taxes)
Jamavar: It’s all about the traditional favourites and a little bit more at this Onam Sadhya. There’s Inji Puli (ginger chutney), Beetroot pachadi, Kootu curry (nendra banana, yam, and black chick peas in roasted coconut gravy), Sambhar, Rasam apart from the Thorans, Pulisserys and Payasams.
At Jamavar,The Leela Palace, as part of the Lunch Buffet on September 4that INR 1200 plus taxes. Call 080 2521 1234 for more details
Cubbon Pavilion: Get into the Onam spirit a day early with a special celebratory Sadya Brunch, and then celebrate Onam with a traditional Thali for lunch. And what’s on offer? Well the typical Kerala feast with a sumptuous spread of rice with a number of side dishes such as Erissery, Avial, Chena Varuthath, Moru curry, Elneer Payasam and more.
At Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia, as part of a brunch (3rdSeptember) and Lunch Buffet on September 4th. Brunch - 2450 + Taxes (Gourmet); 3250 + Taxes (Alcohol, Lunch – Rs. 1550 plus taxes. Call 080-4345 5000 for more details
Dakshin: If it’s South Indian and luxurious fine dining, it has to be Dakshin. The special celebratory Sadya Feast, ‘Ónam Ashamshakal’ for the occasion on 4th September. Sadya brings together the traditional Onam Sadhya dishes in typical Dakshin luxurious style; a banana leaf spread of of rice accompanied with a spread of Olan, Kalan, Ellissery, upperies (fried dishes), pappadams (round crisp flour cakes), uppittathu (pickles), chammanthi (chutney), payasams and prathamans (puddings). And did we mention the brunch the day before at The Raj Pavilion?
At Dakshin, ITC Windsor, as part of the Lunch and Dinner Buffet on September 4that INR plus taxes. The Onam Brunch at Raj Pavilion - September 3, 2017. Price - Rs 2450 non
alcoholic, Rs 3250 alcoholic and Rs 5000 for Champagne brunch. Call 80 41401223 for more details.