Fancy an Onasadya feast in Mumbai?
The best part of festivals is food. August is filled with several to savour from. After Parsi Bhonu and Phirni for Ramzan, now indulge in the generous Onam feast also known as Onasadya (eaten on the last day of celebrations). Here's The Guide's picks of the best Onam feasts, to suit your wallet
Mani’s Lunch Home
Most eateries open new branches to being in more customers, but Mani’s Lunch Home serves its Onam feast only at their Telang Road outlet. “The meal must be served on a banana leaf, with the end of the leaf on the left hand side. It should be eaten with hands. One has to follow the order of serving the dishes and each preparation is meant to be served on its designated space on the leaf,” says KS Narayanaswamy, proprietor of the 75-year-old eatery. The 23-part feast includes 13 vegetables.
For: Rs 180
On: Today, 11 am to 3.30 pm
At: Mani’s, Telang Road, Matunga (CR).
“King Mahabali, in the memory of whom Keralites celebrate Onam, was known
for his generosity. Hence the feast has to be unlimited,” says Archana Chitre, owner of Rice Boat. Rice Boat’s Onam feast consists of 30 items that
includes different vegetables such as Cabbage Toran, Ginger Curry and dry potatoes other than Sambhar, Rasam, Avial, two types of Payasam, Unni Appam and jaggery coated banana chips.
For: Rs 700 (inclusive of taxes)
On: Today and tomorrow
At: 45, Samadhan, Western Express Highway, Gandhi Nagar, Bandra (E).
“For twenty years now, we have been having our 29-item Onam feast. The unlimited feast includes almost nine different vegetables two Sukha Bhaji and people’s favourite, Payasam,” says Abdul Nazir Kakkodi, one of the owners of the restaurant. Known for serving traditional Kerala cuisine throughout the year, Delux’s Rasam and Sambhar make for must-trys.
For: Rs 250
On: Today and tomorrow, 12 pm to 4 pm
At: Hotel Delux, 10 A, Pitha Street, near Citibank, Fort.