Sadhya is a feast encompassing the length and breadth of vegetarian cuisine. Its spread can go up to 28 dishes at a time. This traditional vegetarian feast of Kerala is among the most favorite delicacies of all who visit our shores. Traditionally, Sadhya is served on a plantain leaf, with the tapering side of the leaf pointing to the left of the guest. It consists of par boiled red rice, side dishes, savories, pickles and desserts, all served at different times of the meal. Rice is usually placed on the lower side of the leaf.

First served item after rice is Parippu, which is a liquid curry made from small gram and ghee. It is followed by the South Indian household favorite, Sambar. This vegetable stew can be made from any assortment of vegetables available. They are then boiled in gravy of crushed lentils, onions, chilies, coriander and turmeric with a pinch of asafoetida.

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