Sadya, a Keralan meal preparation, holds immense importance for the state. Recently, Anand Mahindra wished “Happy Onam” on X (formerly called Twitter) and wanted to know which restaurants served the best Sadhya. Here’s what Netizens answered!
Anand Mahindra Wants To Know Which Restaurant Serve The Best Sadhya
Welcome back, Mahabali. Your seat at the table is ready…
Happy #Onam to everyone…
(And let me kick up a mild controversy by asking which restaurant in Kerala—or India—serves the best Sadya…?) pic.twitter.com/HPvzHtJ1WM
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 29, 2023
Sadhya consists of a variety of standard vegetarian foods that are typically served for lunch in Kerala on a banana leaf. Onam, the state festival of Kerala, is traditionally celebrated with a traditional feast called Sadya, which translates to banquet in Malayalam.
Approximately 24-28 dishes can be served as one course in a standard Sadya. If it is a huge one, such as the Sadya for Aranmula Boat race (Valla Sadya), it may contain over 64 things. Plain boiled rice is the primary food item, which is offered with different curries including parippu, sambar, rasam, and pulisseri.
Along with papadam, plantain chips, sharkara upperi, banana, plain curd, and buttermilk, the lunch also includes kaalan, avial, thoran, olan, pachadi, kichadi, koottukari, erissery, mango pickle, injipuli, mezhukkupuratti, and naranga achaar (lime pickle).
Recently, business tycoon, Anand Mahindra, took to X and extended his wishes for Onam with a tempting image of Sadhya. He further asked for recommendations for restaurants that are known to serve the best ones.
Netizens Recommended The Best Places!
Try her sadya meal. She sends it home. pic.twitter.com/FwvOFYCm8C
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) August 29, 2023
A user, Harsh Goenka, suggested that he should try Chef Marina Balakrishnan’s Sadhya, and she also offers a home delivery. He even shared a screenshot of her Instagram account for reference.
Every restaurant in Kerala sir
My favourite is Bharat tourist home
— Hariharasudhan S (@sudhan_h) August 29, 2023
Another user recommended the Bharat Tourist Home in Kerala, although every restaurant in the state is known for serving a delicious sadhya meal.
Kerala House, the canteen at Kerala Bhavan, Vashi is quite authentic and soulful!
— Avantika / Jill Of All Trades (@stunningmoon) August 29, 2023
For Mumbai people, Kerala House and the canteen at Kerala Bhavan are best! She even stated that Vashi has authentic restaurants that serve these dishes.
Remember having a fantastic time devouring the sadya at the Hyatt Kochi.
— Akshaye Rathi / अक्षय राठी 🇮🇳 (@akshayerathi) August 29, 2023
Another user shared his experience of having a delicious meal at the Hyatt Kochi.
Udaya Bhavan in Thrissur, Saravana Bhavan in Kochi, and Keralam Restaurant in Thiruvananthapuram
Thanks me later 🙌🏻
— Cryto Buzz 🌕 (@shaikmasood40) August 29, 2023
Additionally, Udaya Bhavan in Thrissur is also one of the best places to try Sadhya. And do not forget Keralam Restaurant in Thiruvananthapuram and Saravana Bhavan in Kochi if you are trying this Keralan meal for the first time.
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