Ila Sadya – Kerala’s Traditional Vegetarian Feast

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Food is an indispensable highlight of all romantic getaways. At Kerala you get an opportunity to enjoy those vegetarian cuisines that have found a place in the world’s top 50 most delicious food list. The taste and variety of Kerala food will tantalize your taste buds and will make you keep coming back for more!

Your Kerala tour package is incomplete without ila sadya – the king of all vegetarian cuisines of Kerala. Ila means ‘plantain leaf’ and sadya means ‘feast.’ It is a feast that is served in the traditional manner in plantain leaf that encircles the length and breadth of vegetarian cuisine. The number of dishes served in a sadya ranges anywhere from 15 to 30 and assimilates every taste from sweet to sour. Served in all traditional restaurants, ila sadya is a unique immersive dining experience that you should not miss at any cost!

Traditionally, an ila sadya was served on the floor by sitting on a palaka or wooden seat and having food with the right hand. However, today, as most people find it inconvenient to sit on the floor, it is served on tables. The feast consists of parboiled rice which is the main item along with savories, pickles, a lot of side dishes made of vegetables, and a fabulous dessert at the end.

Considered as a complete meal, this traditional cuisine takes its inspiration from ancient Ayurvedic concepts and practices regarding food. An ila sadya is a harmonious blend of six principal tastes of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent, and astringent, and hence recommended for anyone who wants to bring their body and mind back to equipoise.

All these make Kerala’s ila sadya a true gastronomic experience that will linger in your mind long after you have returned home. You can get the best of Onasadhya at varied prices from ABAD hotels in Ernakulam and Kochi every year. Abad Metro at Rajaji Road, Ernakulam offers 10 days Onam elasadhya till Thiruvonam. Onasadhya on Thiruvonam day at Cafe Canopy, MG Road Ernakulam is one of the best sought after by our customers. Hotel ABAD Chullikal, Kochi offers one day Onam Elasadhya which is popular among Kochiites. All ABAD Resorts at various destinations in Kerala also offer Ela Sadhya on Thiruvonam for our guests from different parts of the World.

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