Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, is being celebrated among the Malayali community. On this day, people decorate their houses with pookalams - a decoration of flowers; wear new clothes, organise cultural programmes, get-togethers and feast on special feast - Onam Sadhya. Sadhya is a feast of Kerala origin and of importance to all Malayalis, consisting of a variety of traditional vegetarian dishes usually served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India. It is basically a 9-course meal served on plantain leaves which includes dishes like Kaaya Varuthatha (banana chips), Chenna Varuthatha (yam cut into slices and fried with spices), Sarkara Upperi (jaggery coated banana chips), Pulinji (tamarind-based chutney), Kichadi (gourd in a yoghurt curry), Pachadi (pineapple or bitter gourd in yoghurt), Olan (ash gourd with beans in a thick coconut milk gravy), Theeyal (mixed vegetable gravy), Avial (vegetables made with coconut and milk), Sambar, Rasam, Choru (boiled rice) buttermilk and papad. The traditional dessert called payasam (a sweet dish made of milk, sugar, jaggery, and other traditional Indian savouries) served at the end of the meal is of many kinds and usually three or more are served. Some of the varieties are Paal Ada, Ada Pradhaman, Paripu pradhaman, chakkapradhaman, etc.