I recently received this exquisite Onam gift box filled with delicious snacks from Food Cinemas. The box came with a beautifully printed personalized message. The box itself is so attractive that you can’t wait to dig in!
Onam is the biggest festival of Kerala, India and celebrated by all people of Kerala irrespective of caste and creed. Onam is celebrated in honour of king Mahabali and it is celebrated for ten days in Kerala. It also marks the harvest festival. Thiruonam or the tenth day of onam is the most important and a grand feast is prepared for it. It is known as Onam Sadya and variety of dishes are traditionally served on a banana leaf. Many traditional sweets and snacks are also prepared for this occasion.
So, I got really excited when I received this beautiful gift box from Food Cinemas as I love everyting about Onam festival. The box was so neatly packed with snacks and everything looked simply wonderful!
The box shows that each item in the gift box has been packed with such care. The printed and personalized card states what is in the box giving a brief description about it and I loved this concept.
The box holds the following items:
- Banana Chips – finely sliced and deep fried in coconut oil
- Sharkara Varatti – deep fried banana pieces coated with jaggery
- Trivandrum Style Kuzhalappam – crispy rice flour cannolis
- Ellu Unda – sesame seeds balls coated with jaggery
- Kaliodakka – Crispy snack made with rice flour and mild spices
- Black Halwa – Traditional sweet made with rice flour, coconut milk, jaggery and nuts
- Spicy Mixture – savory snack made with sev, groundnuts and mild spices
- Avalose Podi – a rice powder which is eaten with sugar and bananas
- Kanni Manga Achar – baby raw mango pickle
- Inji Curry – ginger pickle made with tamarind and jaggery
Food cinemas is an online site where you can order freshly cooked meals from their exotic menu. I love their changing menu and their tag line – “Blockbusters on your platter”. The quality of food itself talks for them. The food is prepared by experienced chefs and the team puts in tremendous efforts from selecting quality ingredients to creating delicious menu.
I would have never imagined any food company adding Avalose podi in their Onam gift hamper. It is a traditional dish which most people would not have even heard of! This brings back some fond memories of my grandma who used to make this at home and we used to eat it with sugar and banana as a tea time snack. Black halwa is another traditional sweet from Kerala. The halwa just melts in your mouth and taste lingers on for a long time making you crave for more. The pickles are my favorite and I’m sure it will get empty soon :)..
I can keep munching on these addictive snacks like banana chips, spicy mixture and Kuzhalappam. The banana chips are fried in coconut oil and absolutely perfect! The price is totally worth for the amount of snacks, quality and packaging. It is commendable of Food cinemas to create a gift box with traditional sweets, snack and pickles. It is one of the best gift boxes I have seen for this festive season!
So, what are you all waiting for? Order your gift box today from food cinemas for your family and friends to celebrate Onam festival in a grand way. Don’t forget to add that personal message. It is festive and they will love you for it! The boxes can be delivered anywhere in India. Click Here to Order Now! You can also call them at – +91-9019-998-889
I wish all my readers a very happy Onam <3 <3 <3
****I received the free products but the opinion shared are completely mine****Yum