Emirates Launches An Onam Menu On Board For Passengers Flying To Kerala

Emirates Launches An Onam Menu On Board For Passengers Flying To Kerala

Emirates is joining in the celebration of the Kerala harvest season, by offering a special meny onboard and an array of entertaining Malayalam movies.

From Sunday August 20 until Thursday August 31, authentic Onam dishes will be served (on banana leaves) across all cabin classes, on flights to and from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai.

Onboard the 14 times weekly Emirates flight to Kochi, and the seven times weekly Emirates flight to Thiruvananthapuram, curated menus with the distinctive flavours of Onam will be offered, giving travellers a taste of home while in the air.

Passengers can enjoy traditional appetisers of sharkara upperi – banana roasted in sweet jaggery, kaya varuthathu – crisp banana chips and kondattam mulaku – fried sundried chillies steeped in yoghurt.

Passengers will also have a selection of tasty dips essential for Onam, including kaalan made of coconut, fresh yoghurt and yam, cucumber pachadi – a garnished salad, and puli inji – a sweet and tangy ginger-based chutney. First and Business Class passengers will also be served Kerala-style pappadam and piquant mango pickles.

A choice of main courses will follow including alleppey kozhi curry – spiced chicken in coconut sauce, served with avial, chemba rice and cabbage carrot thoran, or vegetarian sadhya – sambar and kootu, paired with matta rice and carrot pea thoran, spiced chicken sukha – pan-fried chicken with coconut and spices, steamed rice, carrot pea thoran and vegetable kootu, or mutton sukha with chemba rice, erissery and bean thoran.

First Class passengers can also choose to order mutton pepper fry.

Desserts will include Onam favourites like palada pradhaman – creamy rice pudding served with roasted pistachios, raisins, and cashew nuts, or parippu payasam – the popular sweet lentil pudding topped with roasted coconut flakes.

Staying true to the festive season, all meals will be served on banana leaf dish liners to offer an authentic feel to the sadhya for Keralites.

Sun Aug 20 – Thu Aug 31. Emirates flights to and from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram and Dubai. emirates.com.

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