September 5 : Onam is a ten day festival in Kerala and during this time, family and friends get together to have fun, play games and eat a variety of delicious dishes. This time Thiruvonam falls on September 11, 2019. The festival is the most significant annual harvest festival in Kerala. This is the one festival wherein a typical Keralite can be a complete foodie with no boundaries. Traditionally, there are a number of sweets that are made on all these days. Here, we have hand- picked delicious Onam special sweets that you can easily make at home and serve your guests. We have shown the step by step recipe video of each of the Onam sweets below.
Unnimadhuram: If it is festive time, that it means that you have plenty of little mouths to feed. Here, we coupled taste with health to prepare this sweet Unnimadhuram banana balls. It is super healthy and the perfect snack to give tiny toddlers and those fussy muchkins mouthfuls of goodness.
Carrot Halwa: Carrot Halwa is certainly not a traditional choice for Onam, but when it comes to sweets – we can always make a dish that suits our taste buds. For a change, you can choose to make this halwa with carrots and see how the family will love the pleasant change. As we mentioned, this is an easy dessert to try out.
No Bake Easy Oreo Truffles: Onam is a festival dedicated to sugar, jaggery, coconut milk and even cow’s milk. But of course, many do not like any of these or probably would be allergic to it. For that, we thought of putting this wild card entry- No Bake Oreo Truffles into our Onam sweets list. This one is a perfect choice for all chocoholics and can be made, even by those who have only basic cooking skills.
Semiya Payasam : Onam cannot just exist without the traditional payasam. Of course, there are so many types of payasam in South India, but this one is the easiest among the lot. Semiya Payasam is made with vermicelli and great recipe for first time cooks and even bachelors. You just enjoy this hot or cold, and even serve this milky sweet the next day also. Yes, we have Ada Payasam, and many others. But we know you love to make something that would not take up your time in the kitchen. And that means, this could be your great pick of the day.
Rava Kesari: For those who love Halwas and Kesari, we have this simple and quick to make Rava Kesari recipe. It is made with wheat and a good choice for all ages. It can be prepared within a matter of minutes and can be stored in the refrigerator too.
Have a great Onam with these sweet treats!