Onam is an annual Indian festival that is generally celebrated by the people of Kerala. A major event for the people from this state of the country, it is also recognised as the official festival of the state. Besides the great pomp and show that accompanies the celebrations, it’s the traditional Onam feast which is known as Onam Sadhya that has taken the world by storm. And recently, the crown prince of Dubai also shared a picture of his traditional Onam feast from Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan Enjoys Onam Sadhya
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Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum constantly shares pictures on his posts and stories, keeping people updated with his daily life. Offering his followers a glimpse into his day-to-day lifestyle, he certainly keeps people entertained. And keeping true to this, he shared a picture of the traditional Onasadhiya also known as the Onam feast on his story on August 29, Tuesday. Spread out on a banana leaf, the feast included 24 food items. Moreover, Sheikh Hamdan used the hashtag #HappyOnam wishing his followers as well.
What Were The Dishes On His Plate?
As he is currently in Yorkshire, he shared a picture of Onam Sadhya that looks absolutely tempting. It included a variety of traditional dishes from Kerala. And if you have also been wondering about what these dishes were, the Gulf News in its report mentioned all the dishes on the banana leaf. Take a look at these dishes!
- Aviyal which is mixed vegetables that have been cooked with yoghurt and ground fresh coconut
- Kootu Curry, which is a mix of lentils and black gram
- Kalan AKA raw banana curry
- Thoran that’s basically cabbage with grated coconut
- Beetroot Pachadi wherein beetroot is mixed with ground coconut and cumin
- Mezhukkuperatti which is stir-fried vegetables
- Olan, a white pumpkin curry
- Lemon Pickle
- Mango Pickle
- Inji Puli or sweet ginger pickle
- Sharkara Veratti AKA banana in jaggery
- Banana Chips
- Salted Curd Chilli
- Parippu Payasam or lentil pudding
- Paal-ada or milk pudding
- Buttermilk or yoghurt-based spiced drink
As it happens, he also shared a delectable-looking cup of coffee in his story. Since he is currently in the UK, it seems the crown prince enjoyed a great time amongst the Malayali community in the UK.
So, have you also eaten a traditional Onam feast before?
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