Almost every Keralite in Kuwait knows "Chandran" and he's famous for his amazingly good soul satisfying onasadyas. Onam, sadya, etc. I sure am throwing a lot of words at you. Onam is basically a harvest festival (read more about it here) and a sadya is a vegetarian feast which consisting of around 22 different dishes, though I've heard of some sadyas being served with an insane number of items.
For 1 KD, you're served a large helping of parboiled rice, 3 vegetarian dishes, sambar, kachiyamoru, poppadom, pickle, fish curry and payasam to finish off the meal. The price also includes unlimited helpings. Every item was delicious and I shamelessly ate my weight in food. You can also order fried fish and a variety of other dishes to supplement your sadya, should you wish to.
The place is small with just a few tables inside, so be prepared to wait, especially on the weekends, but it sure is worth it! Onam this year will be during the first week of September so make sure to drop in to experience a traditional onasadya around that time as well. For honest Kerala-style food with a homemade touch, try KalaVara!
Here's their location on google maps and here's their Facebook page.
, by Mimi