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    This Onam, besides visiting restaurants, you can bring the spread home1

    Take your pick from the top restaurants in the city or get your sadhya delivered home. And if you’re cooking up the traditional 18-dish meal yourself, we have a few online stores to help with a few staples. Read on:

    Ente Keralam
    With a special team of chefs, Ente Keralam is offering an elaborate sadhya. Apart from the usual favourites like kalan, thoran and avial, there will also be on offer two variants of payasams, four kinds of fried chips and four pickles. Cooked using traditional ingredients, the sadhya is priced at Rs 525 plus tax. Details: 32216590
    Taj Coromandel
    Taj Coromandel has recreated the traditional sadhya at Southern Spice with dishes like koonu roast, karimeen pollichadu, vazhakka kalan, pineapple puliserry, semiya payasam and more. And at Taj Club House the typical sadya has usuals like pachakka mezhukkuperatti, ada pradhaman and nendram pazham velayichathu. The thali at Taj Coromandel is priced from Rs 1,650 plus tax onwards. Details: 66002827, 66313131
    Sugar N Spice catering
    Sally Mathew and Beena Oommen in Anna Nagar, have been catering for the past 25 years. And for a decade now, their sadhya has become quite popular with folks celebrating in offices. Typically including 25 to 30 dishes, they also provide a team that will set up and serve at your premises. Minimum order for 20 people with a day’s notice. At approximately Rs 250 a sadhya. Details: 9840267511
    Shobha Joseph
    What began as a home venture of catering for her neighborhood churches in Vettuvankeni (ECR) has gotten Shobha Joseph over 1,000 orders for Onasadhyas this year. This year she is catering for Federal Bank, Green Meadows and a couple of churches too. On Onam, her 18-dish sadhya will reach over 650 families, banks and corporates across Chennai. Her Sadhya involves the traditionals like kurukku kaalan, erisseri, avial, thoran, olan and two payasams served on a plantain leaf. At Rs 200 a sadhya. Details: 9840100321

    Stock up
    Sweet banana chips: The sweet nendran chips on The South Indian Store are coated with either jaggery or salt. From Rs 372 for 250 grams. Available atsouthindianstore.com
    Vegetable pickle: If you are looking for variety, try the natural vegetable pickle on Isha Shoppe. Comprising of bittergourd and carrot, it is priced at Rs 80 on ishashoppe.com
    Nuts mixture: Snacks Bazzar is offering a nuts mixture containing corn, cashew, lentils, groundnuts, and dry grapes. This is part of a gift box which also has jackfruit and banana chips, dates ladoo and ghee jalebi. Box at Rs 400. Details: snacksbazzar.com

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