Sep 8, 2008

Onam Shopping Festival ( 2008 ) - Chennai

Photo Credit - The Hindu

These days are great occasions for all Keralites world over – as their favourite Onam festival has arrived. Chennai is also celebrating Onam in its own ways.

There were two dedicated Onam special shopping festivals in Chennai. One was at Valluvarkottam for 3 days from 5th Sept to 7th. We visited the place. Apart from the traditional snacks and condiments, there were several food stalls selling traditional payasams ( Ada, parippu prathaman, pal-ada, pal-payasam), many shops were selling traditional fares like Appam – stew, Puttukadala, Kozhukkatta, ela-ada, kappa, Banana chips, chakka varuthathu ( jackfruit chips ), Biryani, Halwa, Kerala sarees, dry fruits etc. A notable feature this year was a multiplicity of stalls selling real – estate, house-boat / home stay and insurance products reflecting the changing business environment in Kerala.

The second venue was at Kerala Samajam, Poonamallee high road, Chennai – ongoing – till 12th Sept which is in a much smaller scale than that at Valluvarkottam.
Palakkaran Family Restaurant served 3 types of of Payasam and Appam - stew. Enjoy these photos...

Parippu prathaman

Paal payasam


Live show of APPAM - STEW

Appam batter

Appam's getting ready...

Creamy vegetable stew

Appam's ready now....



Visit.. Palakkaran Family Restaurant for Onam Sadya and other Kerala cuisine
No-27, Bazullah Road,
T Nagar ( landmark - above Airtel office and ICICI Bank )
Chennai # 42555528 /9003017797

Residency Towers
T Nagar # 28156363

Checkers # 43994399 / 9940172222

Kadalivanam ( till 14 th Sep and Sep 20 th and 21 st ) , Mugappair # 26243249 , Nugambakam # 64508427, Adyar #65718423

Ente Keralam #42328585

Marina Towers, Egmore # 28585454 ( till Sep 14 th )

Copper point - GRT Grand # 28150500

Hotel Raaj Bhavan , Valluvarkottam , Nungambakam # 28271121 , Purasaiwalkam # 26404621

Green Medows , Palavakkam # 24515555, 9840030586

Ambassador Pallava, Egmore # 28554476 / 28554068


sansmerci said...

looks yummy :D

i was there at the onam festival in valluvarkotom too on sat :)

Ishaq said...

Hi Niya,
Thanks a lot for ur research on Onam sadyas available in Chennai...well the pics did send my stomach grumblin,but no complaints...guess for this lost soul in Chennai plannin to spend the Onam week away frm home,ur blog is the perfect succor.Happy Onam!!