Onam Festival 2020 (Photo - freepressjournal)
Onam Festival 2020 (Photo - freepressjournal)

When Onam Festival Celebrated

Onam is the major festival of Kerala. According to the Malayalam calendar, this festival is celebrated when there is Thiruvonam Nakshatra in the month of Chingam. Onam will be celebrated on 31 August (Onam) in the year 2020 .

Story of Onam

In Kerala, Onam is celebrated in memory of their beloved king Mahabali. The story of Onam is related to Lord Vishnu and his Vamana avatar. According to folk beliefs and Vamana Purana there used to be a great king in Kerala named Bali. Despite being a demon caste, the king was quite committed to his subjects. Due to the good governance of King Bali, the gods started jealous. Jealous of King Bali, the gods urged Lord Vishnu to help.

Lord Sri Vishnu incarnated Vamana after hearing the prayers of the gods. One day Vamana reached the sacrificial assembly. Mahabali welcomed him and asked him to ask for anything he wanted.

Vamana ji asked the king for three pug of land in charity. Danavir Raja Maha Bali accepted this. But as soon as the Mahabali gave this offering to Shri Vamana, the size of Vamana suddenly increased. Vamana then measured the whole earth with one step and the sky with the second step. Now there was no place left to keep the third step. Then King Bali said that you should put a foot on my head. On hearing this, Vamana God set foot and sent the king to Hades.

Since Raja Bali’s subjects loved him very much, Srivishnu gave a boon to Bali that he would be able to get his subjects once a year. Hence, the day Mahabali comes to Kerala, the same day is celebrated as Onam. People of all religions of Kerala celebrate this festival. Many people also associate this festival with agriculture.

What is Rituals of Onam

celebrated on the first and last day of this festival lasting ten days is very important. A special boat race is also organized during this festival. During Onam, women make flower rangoli at home. Another special attraction of Onam festival is the special dishes made on this day.

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Onam Recipes and Dishes

Onam is one of the important festivals of South India. In this festival, there are full views of the tradition of South India. Onam Sadhya is an integral part of Onam, a type of banquet in which different dishes are served on banana leaves. Onam Sadhya has many types of dishes, among which important are banana chips, sambar, salan, rasam, pachdi etc. So let’s learn how to make traditional sambar and curry recipe today. Both dishes are specially prepared on Onam festival.

Onam 2020: Onam of Kerala society on 31 August

Sambar Recipe

We will tell you the easiest way to make sambar.

Ingredients for Sambar

Arhar dal – 1/2 cup
tomatoes – 3
ginger – 1 inch piece of
green chili – 2
gourd – 1 cup (finely chopped)
beans – 10-12 (cut into 1 inch pieces, vegetables include eggplant, pumpkin, You can take gourd, garnish beans, etc.)
Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
curry leaves – 15-20
tamarind pulp – 2 tbsp
mustard
seeds – ½ tsp fenugreek seeds – द tsp
turmeric, coriander And red chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon
salt – 1.5 teaspoons or
oil as per taste – 3-4 tablespoons
whole red mich – 5 to 6 tadka

Method of preparation of sambar:

First wash and soak the lentils of pigeon pea one hour before. Then put dal, all vegetables, turmeric powder and salt in the cooker and cook for three whistles or until the vegetables are cooked.

Now heat oil in a pan. Apply a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. Then add all the spices and fry it. After this, add tamarind water and tomatoes to it. Remember that the taste of sambar depends on the sourness of the tamarind, do not make it too low or too sour according to taste.

When all the spices are cooked, add lentils to it and let it cook for a while. Take Sambhar, your magnificent and instant creation is ready.

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Curry Callen Recipe

Curry Kalan is just like sambar, the only difference is that yogurt is added to it. So let’s make Onam Special Curry Kalan.

Ingredients –

1. 2 raw bananas (cut into small pieces)

2. 4 chopped sweet potato

3. 3 tablespoons of grated coconut

4. 1 drumstick or sprout pods

5. 100 grams curd

6. 1 teaspoon black pepper, turmeric

7. Hard leaves 4 to 5

8. 1 teaspoon mustard seeds or mustard seeds

9. 3 Dry Red Chillies

10. 4 chopped green chilies

11. 1 teaspoon Ghee

12. Salt according to taste

Preparation:

Cut all the vegetables together and put them in the cooker. Add turmeric and salt and cook for two to three whistles. Now sieve the vegetables water and set them aside.

Cook by adding curd and all the boiled vegetables in a pan. When the vegetable becomes thick, add all the spices. This is your colon ready, yet it has to be tempered.

Now take a separate pan and heat ghee or edible coconut oil in it. Add mustard seeds, when the mustard starts splitting, add hard leaves and dry red mirgh. Then put it in the prepared colon. Take your curry mixture ready.

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