Emirates launches Onam treats
Onam sadhya will be served on all Kerala-Dubai flights from 1 September
Emirates is celebrating the beginning of the Malayalam calendar by introducing an Onam set menu from 1 to 13 September, 2019.
The airline will serve authentic Onam dishes across all cabin classes on all its flights to and from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Emirates’ chefs and catering teams have curated festive menus with the flavours of the season.
Traditional appetisers feature kaya varuthathu or crisp banana chips, sharkara upperi, banana roasted in jaggery and kondatta mulaku —fried sundried chillies steeped in yoghurt. Dips include 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 pickle.
Those travelling from Dubai to Kerala in Economy class can relish one of two main courses: Alleppey chicken curry or sambar and kootu, both paired with thoran and rice. Dessert includes palada payasam – a milky sweet pudding with roasted nuts. First class customers have one more main course option: mutton pepper fry.
All meals will be served on banana leaves placed in trays and dish liners across all cabins.
ICE, Emirates’ in-flight entertainment system will feature popular Malayalam movies and music as well as 20MB of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected with friends and family during the flight.
Emirates flies twice daily to Kochi and 11 times weekly to Thiruvananthapuram.