Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sadhya Vibhavangal Recipes/Kerala Sadhya Vibhavangal Recipes



               Kerala Sadhya is a typical feast of the people of Kerala Sadhya is traditionally a vegetarian meal served on banana leaf (Vazhayilla). People are seated cross-legged on the floor on a mat. All the dishes are served on the leaf and eaten with the hands without using any cutlery.

There are variations in the menu depending on the place and religion. Some communities, especially those in the northern part of Kerala (Malabar side), include non-vegetarian dishes in the sadhya.My mom sometimes include chicken in vishu,onam Sadhya .

      Click the heading like (sambar,rasam etc) of each dish,can see the corresponding recipe


Sambar : Thick gravy made of lentils, vegetables like drumsticks, tomato, etc.,
Rasam : A watery dish made of tamarind, tomatoes, and spices like black pepperhing,. It is very spicy in taste and aids in digestion.
Aviyal : Thick mixture of various vegetables, coconut and curd/yogurt. It is seasoned with coconut oil and curry leaves. This dish is usually made of leftover vegetables
Kaalan: Made of yogurt, coconut, and any one vegetable like plantain or a yam. It is very thick and sourer. It made a day before .

Olan : A preparation of ash guard, coconut milk, and long beans.

Koottukari : One or two vegetables like banana,yam and coconut with a hot and sweet taste.

Pachadi : Made of yogurt and cucumber in raw or cooked form.
Pulliyinchi : A dish of paste like consistency made of ginger, tamarind, green chilies, and jaggery.  
Thoran : A dish of sauté vegetables with grated coconut..
Pickles (Achar) : Spicy pickled raw mango/lemon/lime,etc.
Payasam: A sweet dish with Dal ,rice,ripe banana etc.

Kayavaruthathu/Sharkkara Varatti: Fried banana dish,sharkkara varatti is fried banana with jaggery.


These all are items makes a good sadhay in our region, the items  may be vary in different regions.


  1. very delicious sadya items, waiting for vishu to have all these :) Advanced Vishu wishes dear :)

  2. Thanks for the lesson on typical Sadhya foods...I love learning about different cultures. I want the fried bananas :)

  3. I've had it like this once, it was awesome, nice inviting spread..

  4. Yummy spread,all looks delicious..Happy Vishu!

  5. enjoyed reading this nice informative post, thnx for sharing!

  6. Oh Wow.Lovely presentation

  7. Really Interesting n Great post...All together in one place.. !! Lovely :)

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  8. Thanks for the nice sharing.Lovely dishes.

  9. Sadhya sappada is superb.. i love the variety & the food.. happy vishu reema :)

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  10. Very handy. Vishu is around the corner and this will be very useful for freshers like me who would like to prepare Sadya at home :) Thanks for sharing!

  11. A beautiful array of dishes...Happy Vishu

  12. Tempting dishes. Love to all have in a same time.

  13. Lovely array of delicious dishes,happy vishu wishes to u and ur family..

  14. Lovely feast.Happy Vishu wishes.

  15. lovely and healthy ... Happy Vishu some awards are waiting for you ....please collect them

  16. Its been a long time since i had Sadya!! This looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing all the tasty recipes :) Bookmarked to try! Happy Vishu :)

  17. Oh wow explaining it so well :-)

  18. hi achu, the sadya has a lot of vegetarian varieties to choose from.. very appetizing.
    We in Malaysia also has this "banana leaf rice" selling in indian restaurants. Eat using hands with 5 different side dishes placed on the leaf around the rice. We can choose to have ,fish,mutton or chicken along with those veggies and they are very popular. must have originated from Kerala, your place. have a nice day

  19. delicious and lovely sadhya spread..Happy Vishu dear!!!

  20. delicious inviting recipes.

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  22. and U all have a wonderfull new year ahead

  23. Hey great post reena.... Great space dear and happy 2 follow u


Thanks all for ur wonderfull comments

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