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Here is the collection of popular onam recipes and food. Onam cooking is delicious and tasty.

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Onam, also known as Thiruonam, is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Chingam, which corresponds to the lunar month of Bhadrapad. Onam is the most important secular festival of Kerala, enjoyed by Hindus, Muslims and Christians alike.

Celebration: The festivities commence 10 days before Onam. The whole of Kerala puts on a jovial show for the reception of Bali so that he may rejoice, seeing his people happy. Two square pyramids representing Vishnu and Bali are erected in courtyards and worshipped with offerings of flowers, fruits and other auspicious food products.

Every home is embellished with floral decorations called pookkalam. Onam feasts include banana erucherry, tomato pachadi, chana dal payasam, and avial.