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Onam festival takes to the skies with Emirates

Emirates is celebrating the festival until September 13, serving authentic Onam dishes across all cabin classes on all flights between Dubai & Kerala, India.

Tuck into traditional appetisers such as kaya varuthathu or crisp banana chips, sharkara upperi, banana roasted in jaggery, and kondatta mulaku — fried sun-dried chilies 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 mango pickle.

Those travelling from Dubai to Kerala in economy class can pick one of two main courses: Alleppey chicken curry or sambar and kootu, both paired with thoran (dry grated vegetables and coconut) and rice. Also indulge in payasam. First Class customers have one more main course option: mutton pepper fry.

Emirates flies twice daily to Kochi and 11 times weekly to Thiruvananthapuram.

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