Hotels across the city have put up a traditional and lavish spread of onasadyas
What is Onam without the ona sadya? Gone are the days when the women folk of the house would get together and cook up a lavish spread. Right from ‘injikari’ to chips to the ‘prathaman’ and everything else in between would be made right there, at home. These are fast food days, and even faster sadyas – at hotels. So what if you neither have the time nor the skills to prepare a sadya.
Hotels in the city are gearing up to celebrate the festive season with style and sadya. And while you are gorging on the sadya put together by the hotels, King Mahabali would drop in to visit you. Utsav at Taj Residency is preparing an onsadya for Thiruvonam Day on August 27 with most of our traditional goodies such as ‘sharkaravaratti’, ‘injipuli’, ‘kaalan’ to name a few. There will be instrumental music and Mahabali too will come visiting. The sadya will cost Rs. 350.
There will three payasams too including ‘paalada payasam’. Abad Hotel’s restaurant Downtown will play host to those there looking for the good ole’ ‘ela sadya’ with all vegetarian dishes from sambar to a range of payasams goes for Café Mattancherry. Same for Kadaloram and Regency at Abad Plaza with the payasams such as ‘paalada’, ‘parippu payasam’, ‘ada prathaman’, ‘gothambu payasam’ and ‘pazham payasam’. A sadya at one of these places would cost Rs. 200. And that is not all, a ‘payasa’ mela too is on at Café Canopy from August 18 to August 27. You can either have your payasam there or get it packed. Renaissance Cochin is all set to celebrate Onam with a traditional ‘ela sadya’. On offer is a special Onam Lunch, in addition to their usual meals. The sadya will be served at Versailles Hall on August 27 in the afternoon. This sadya will cost you Rs. 300 per person, plus taxes.
Like at Taj Residency there will be a visit by King Mahabali as you savour your onasadya’. There is traditional ela sadya on Thiruvonam at Mermaid Hotel where a colourful pookalam will enchant the guests.
And that is not all if you feel like you cannot do with your fix of non vegetarian grub, some of these places have seafood and meat on the menu as well. Regency at Abad Plaza has seafood such as grilled masala prawns, dum ka machi, Travancore chicken roast to name a few.
At Café Royale you can enjoy a fare of non-veggies fare such as chemmeen ularthu, mutton korma. The non-veg meals are priced at Rs. 300.