MUSCAT: Onam is the most important festival of the state of Kerala in India. The 10-day summer harvest event is celebrated to welcome Mahabali, a mythological king who sacrificed his life for his people.
The “sadhya”, or banquet in Malayalam, traditionally offers 28 vegetarian items served on a banana leaf, though the number of tasty morsels on offer across restaurants in the Sultanate may vary.
Typical dishes include: mango chutney, banana chips, rasam, sambhar, cabbage thoran, coconut-based curries such as avial, plantain, red rice, pickles and payasam, a dessert of vermicelli, sweetened milk, jaggery and dried fruit.
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Here is a selection of restaurants in Oman where you can sample this feast.
Ananthapuri Restaurant located in Darsait is one among the favourite place for Keralities in Oman, thanks to their mouthwatering dishes. This Onam, the team at Ananthapuri will serve 25 dishes in a banana leaf. To reserve your bookings, call +968 24706226
1947 — An Indian Restaurant
Having completed 4-years, 1947 Restaurant in Al Ghubrah is all set to celebrate Onam in style. For bookings call +968 9224 1112.
Horizon Restaurant in Ghala will offer sumptuous Onam sadhya on September 11. For Dine-in it is OMR 3 and for take-away the sadhya will cost OMR 3.500.
Foodlands Restaurant in Al Khuwair is all geared to celebrate Onam. With a grand sadhya and different variety of payasam (desserts), the team is all set welcome Keralities. For bookings contact +968 2448988
Red Tomato Restaurant
Red Tomato Restaurant at MBD offers Onam sadhya that includes 16 dishes for OMR 2.200 for dine-in and OMR 2.700 for take-away. For bookings contact 97847205