Ugadi Recipes

                                                         ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు 

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Yugadi or Ugadi or "Samvatsradi" is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. It falls on the different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a lunisolar calendar.
The eating of a specific mixture of six tastes, called Ugadi Pachhadi symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise) , which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year.

The special mixture consists of:
  • Neem Buds/Flowers for its bitterness, signifying Sadness
  • Jaggery and ripe banana pieces for sweetness, signifying Happiness
  • Green Chilli/Pepper for its hot taste, signifying Anger
  • Salt for saltiness, signifying Fear
  • Tamarind Juice for its sourness, signifying Disgust
  • Unripened Mango for its tang, signifying Surprise
Here I am giving you some special recipes of Ugadi Festival..





















Happy Ugadi 

Ugadi Pickle

Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp Neem flower
  • 1 tsp Raw mango, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp Grated jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3 tsp Tamarind
  • 1-1/4 Cup water
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 green chilli
  • Salt to taste
Method:
Soak 3 tsp tamarind in water for about 30 minutes.
Boil this mixture for five minutes.
Allow it to cool. Blend in a mixie until smooth.
Remove fibers by passing the mixture through a sieve.
Add finely chopped mango pieces to the sieved juice.
Boil again till raw mango pieces turn tender.
Now add powdered jaggery. Simmer till it melts.
Remove the mixture from the flame and leave aside.
Heat one tsp oil and add mustard seeds.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add neem flower and saute till the mixture becomes light brown.
Add salt and chili powder. Mix well.
Mix tamarind juice with neem flower.
Neem Pachidi is ready to serve.

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