After a turbulent ride through the first half of 2020, we made it to the other side. And I honestly consider this side of the calendar to be brighter and happier. Mostly because so many festivals are in store for all of us, not even the pandemic-blues can curb our excitement entirely! Regardless of religious or cultural affiliations, if you live in India, you can't resist being psyched about an approaching festival, especially considering it's accompanied by the chance to get together with those we love. We all could use some of that in 2020, don't you think? And the next such happy occasion in the cards is the festival of Onam!
Onam, or Kerala's 10-day harvest festival, is one of the most vibrant, multi-faceted festivals of the country, comprising of cultural activities ranging from dance to decor to dress-up. But most of the Malayalis I happen to know, tend to be the most thrilled at the thought of Onam Sadhya. And why wouldn't they be? A grand vegetarian feast replete with 25 or more dishes, arranged beautifully on a large, lush Banana leaf. Who in their right mind can say no to that? If you mirror my sentiments, but your cooking skills are holding you back from the lavish festival feast, here's a list of 5 restaurants in Bangalore serving the most mouth-watering Onam Sadhya meals this year. Happy to help!
*It's highly advisable to make your bookings and reservations at least a day or two in advance. Preparing an Onam Sadhya meal can be a tedious affair, so inform the restaurant about your visit, well ahead in time!*
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One of the most trusted meal services in Bangalore city, Masala Box is as delicious with its preparations, as it's soft on the pocket. And now, for the festival of Onam, they've launched a special Sadhya menu. From the 28th of August to the 31st, you can get a Sadhya lunch (12:30 PM to 3 PM) delivered to your doorstep. There are two options to choose from, one being the Classic Onam Sadhya replete with 15 dishes, and the second one is Grand Onam Sadhya comprising of 21 dishes. For more information, you can visit their website!
Classic Onam Sadya - INR 350, Grand Onam Sadya - INR 450
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If you want to go all out and indulge yourself this Onam with the most lavish Sadhya meal, it doesn't get better than Karavalli restaurant in The Gateway Hotel to do so with. Their lip-smacking Onam Sadhya meal will comprise of 17 delish dishes, and will be available from the 29th of August till the 31st. They've allocated 1-hour slots through the days, starting at 11 AM and wrapping up at 4 PM. You can choose from the options of dine-in, takeaway and home-delivery if you're within a reasonable radius.
INR 1965 + GST
Also Read: 10 Yummy Sadhya Dishes You Can Make For Onam
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It's okay if your pockets aren't heavily lined this Onam, considering its also the month-end. So here's a super pocket-friendly Sadhya option from one of the most adored eateries in Bangalore city. Malabar Mess is going to be serving a luscious Sadhya spread of 22 dishes on the 30th and 31st of August from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. You can pick up your meal from the restaurant, or place an online order. If you get your own container or box, you can snag a yummy Onam Sadhya meal for as low a price as INR 250!
Takeaway In Own Box - INR 250, Takeaway In Restaurant's Container - INR 300
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Known for their absolutely heavenly sea-food preparations, Pulimunchi is a place in Bangalore you must visit if you're a fan of Kerala's flavoursome cuisine. And now, for the occasion of Onam, they've decided to up their game by serving a Sadhya meal of 25 traditional dishes. The Onam Sadhya meals will be available from the 29th of August till the 31st, during both lunch and dinner timings. You can either choose to dine-in or pick up your meal from the restaurant.
INR 500 + GST
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This Onam, why not get yourself an inviting Sadhya meal packed with the comforting taste of home? If you're nodding your head enthusiastically, that's pretty much what Maria Taste Circle is known for. On the 31st of August starting 11:30 AM, this quaint and massively popular eatery in Bangalore will be serving a Sadhya meal of 25 scrummy vegetarian dishes. You have the option of dining at the restaurant itself, picking up your meal, or even placing an order online.
Dine-In - INR 350, Takeaway - INR 399
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Another beloved family dinner spot in Bangalore city, Aattutheeram is known for its authentic and toothsome preparations from the cuisine of Kerala. And for the festival of Onam, they've decided to satiate your Sadhya cravings. On the 31st of August, Aattutheeram will offer two kinds of Sadhya spreads to customers, one the Mini Onam Sadhya comprising of 18 dishes, and the other the Grand Onam Sadhya encompassing 26 delectable items. You can grab yours from 11 AM to 4 PM, and opt for the mediums of dine-in or takeaway.
Mini Dine-In - INR 244, Mini Takeaway - INR 294, Grand Dine-In - INR 300, Grand Takeaway - INR 349
"I just want someone to look at me, the way I look at my Onam Sadhya Spread!"