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    Chasing chakkas
    Taj Coromandel is celebrating the harvest with a spread consisting of avial, vendakka pulissery, okra in curried yoghurt and a variety of crisps and pickles, the sadhya promises to impress. End with chakka pradhaman (a traditional jackfruit dessert) and the paal payasam. Rs 1,950. Details: 66002827

    The assorted way
    Enjoy a delectable vegetarian spread with the traditional Onam Sadhya at Ente Keralam. A special kitchen set up for the festival will serve the thali complete with four kinds of fried chips, four pickles, kaalan, olan, thoran, erussery and a special assortment of two payasams and two pradhamans. Available for take-away too. Rs 525 onwards. September 5-18.
    Details: 7604915036

    Festive pass
    Park Hyatt’s Onam spread will have you licking your fingers. Leave the thali behind for a buffet this Tuesday with a variety of delicious Kerala specials like nei appam, kappa thallipu (tempered tapioca), ulli theeyal (tangy shallot curry seasoned with mustard and whole red chilli) and desserts including ada pradhaman and ari payasams among others. At The Dining Room from 12 pm-3 pm. Rs 1,150 onwards. Details: 71771234

    Festive fondant
    Go beyond the lunch meal for Onam special cakes from The Cupcake House with pinna colada cake, banana walnut and carrot cake with lemon frosting to name a few. The fondant cakes are designed as pookolams and leaf thalis, complete with miniature dishes, making for a different sadhya experience. Rs 1300 onwards. Details: 9789857063

    Meaty affair
    Indulge in some delicious naadan nonveg with The Raintree’s Onam Sadhya and a la carte dinner. With the likes of Meen Vattichathu, (a traditional spicy fish offering,) Kuttanadan Mutton Curry, tender mutton in spicy gravy and Konchu theeyal (prawns cooked in coconut gravy) on the menu, we doubt if you will even look at the vegetarian platter. Rs 900 plus taxes onwards. Till September 19. Details: 43939999

    Happy sit-down
    At the Waters Edge Cafe, in Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram, sit down to a traditional Onam meal, with favourites like kaalan, olan and avial. Don’t miss their special chakkapradhaman. There will also be balloon sculpting and craft sessions. Buffet at Rs 1,750 plus taxes (including a pint of beer and a mocktail). Details: 27443636

    Chaat chat
    Kakada Ramprasad, the popular destination in Sowcarpet for Bengali sweets and chaats, has now opened its second outlet in Kilpauk. Try their famous mishri mawa (Rs 580 per kg) and the basundi (Rs 520 per kg) from the array of options at their sweets counter. The samosas (Rs 20) at their live chaat station make for perfect tea time indulgence. Their lunch and dinner services will be available from next week. Details: 26442851

    On the leaf
    Head to Westin where the Seasonal Tastes restaurant has introduced a buffet with a meaty edge. Dishes like erachi masala and nadan kootu curry are a must. Other dishes include a tempting kappa ularthiyathu. Rs 1,650 plus taxes. Details: 66333777

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