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Last Updated Saturday August 05 2017 07:12 PM IST

Do you know what Onam really is? Don't worry, these apps can help you

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Onam Oonjal

Good news for Keralites worldwide! Here comes a set of mobile apps, compiling comprehensive information and interesting tips about Onam, the foremost festival of Keralites. In these applications, which can be downloaded from Google play store, you can search for anything and everything about the celebrations as well as popular recipes for Onam. The ten day-long festive season starts on Atham and culminates on Avittom.

If you have a smartphone, go to Google play store and download the apps of your choice. Scores of apps are available there, featuring various aspects of Onam, with a few of them offering complete Onam packages. For example, an application named ‘Onam 2016’ comprises a detailed description on the origin and history of Onam along with a range of designs for arraying Ona pookkalam (the floral carpet), Onam recipes, Onakkali, Onam songs and even Onam offers.

Do you want to send Onam greetings to your friends and relatives? Apps are ready with a bunch of exciting Onam wishes. Don’t worry even if you don’t know Malayalam. There are a number of options in English as well. Browse the apps and know more about the history of the those forms of entertainment that are associated with Onam - like Kummatti kali, Puli kali, Thumbi thullal, Kai kotti kali, Thala panthu kali, Kayyam kali, Ambu eyyal and Vadam Vali, with their photographs affixed.

Read: How to make Ada Pradhaman

What an experience it would be to prepare delicious Onam dishes following the recipes given in the app, with Onam songs from the app playing in the backdrop. The apps have in store a wide range of recipes given with photographs of the dish - which include ada pradhaman, kadala parippu payasam, paal paayasam, ney payasam, avial, kaalan, olan, koottu curry, mathanga erisserri, mambazha pulisserry, beans mezhukku puratti, kaya varuthathu, upperi, mango and lime pickles, puli inchi, vellari kichadi, kaitha chakka pachadi, parippu curry, sambar, moru curry, rasam and sambharam.

Read: How to make Avial

If you want to know about online offers during Onam season, just search ‘Onam Offers.’ 

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