I had grown fond of this dish since childhood. It is a fast and easy to prepare tasty dish. The moist soya chunks absorb the curry and give a meaty taste. This dish is mainly served in ona sadya. But this dish also go well with chapathis, nan, appam…etc also.

Onam Sadya Vibavangal

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: Kerala
Serves- 6


Potato (cut in to big cubes)-300gms (2-3 big)
Cauliflower (cut in to big pieces) - ½ cup
Carrot (cut in to big cubes)-1 (optional)
Soya chunks/meal maker- handful (optional)
Onion (cut in to big pieces)-2
Green chillies (slit)-3
Turmeric powder- ¼ teaspoon
Chilli powder- 1 ½ teaspoons
Coriander powder-2 teaspoons
Garam masala-1teaspoon
Salt- to taste

To roast and grind:
Grated coconut- ½ - ¾ cup

To temper:
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoon
Dry red chilli-2
Curry leaves- 1sprig

Onam Special Recipes

  • Dry roasts the coconut till it becomes golden brown & then grind as a fine paste.
  • In a pan add oil and mustard seeds, when it splutters add dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Then add with this the potatoes, cauliflower, carrot, soya chunks, onion, green chillies and fry in oil till the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add enough water, turmeric and salt to cook the vegetables.
  • Cook till vegetables are cooked and firm. Don’t overcook till mushy.
  • In this add chilli, coriander, garam masla powder and coconut paste mix well and allow to boil.
  • The colour of the curry changes to darker in colour when the curry thickens then switch off the gas.
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