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Thursday 31 March 2022

Ugadi | gudi padwa | Special Desi Recipes


ugadi 2021 special desi recipes

The festival of Ugadi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy, especially in Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. This festival is called by different names in different states like Ugadi - Telangana, Assam - Bihu, Maharastra - Gudi Padwa, Punjab - Baisakhi. Ugadi is traditionally called Yugadi. It consists of two Sanskrit words- Yug means era and Adi means beginning and is celebrated as the New Year, as per Hindu Calendar.

Let's welcome the six tastes of life with the Ugadi Pachadi on this Palva Nama Samvastsaram on the Pratipada Tithi of Chaitra, Shukla paksha. On this day people wake up early and first clean the house then take a head bath, wear new clothes decorate the house with mango leaves offer prayers to god, and first taste the Ugadi Pachadi on this day. The custom behind taking the ritual shower is, on this day goddess Lakshmi will reside in oil, and goddess Ganga will reside in water, by taking the bath with oil and water, people will get the blessings of both goddess Laksmi and Ganga. They believe the whole year will be calm and happy when people celebrate the Ugadi Festival with customs and traditions. 

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Ugadi Story

Every festival has a story even the Ugadi had a story about how the Telugu New Year had started. Am not an expert on the spiritual side, this was the story heard and learned from our elders. There was a demon named Somakasura, who stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma and hid under the ocean. Lord Brahma asks help from Lord Vishnu in return for Vedas from Somakasura. Lord Vishnu in the form of "Macha Avatharam", which is one of the incarnations of Vishnu, fought with Somakasura killed him, and retained back the Vedas. He later handed over these Vedas to the Lord Brahma. And all this happened on the first day of Chaitra Masam.

Video Recipe Of Ugadi Pachadi, Puran Poli And Kattu Chaaru

Ugadi pachadi is a special dish prepared and consumed during the festival of ugadi, which is also called the New Year in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and parts of Maharastra.

The meaning behind Ugadi Pachadi is, that people have to face every feeling in their life with equality. Neam Flower, Mango Pieces, salt, tamarind, red chili powder, and Jaggery added in this special Ugadi Pachadi indicate the 6 different tastes of our life.It is a symbolic dish that embodies the various flavors of life and is made from a mixture of six key ingredients, each representing different flavors:

  • Raw Mango - Tanginess ( Surprises )
  • Tamarind - Sour- Sweet ( Sarcastic, Unpleasantness )
  • Jaggery - Sweet ( Happiness )
  • Salt - Salty ( Fear )
  • Red Chilli Powder - Spicy ( Anger )
  • Neem Flowers - Bitter ( Sadness )
ugadi 2021 special desi recipes

As the Ugadi Pachadi contains 6  different tastes, it is also called a symbol of life. Life is a mixture of Pain, Surprise, Joy, Anger, Fear & Sadness. One should lead this New Year by mixing all flavors with equal balance.


 Ugadi Pachadi ( Click Here )

ugadi pachadi 2021 special desi recipes

Like all other festivals, even this day is celebrated with special foods with raw mango and tamarind. Some of the most famous recipes usually prepared on this day are Ugadi Pachadi, Polelu ( Puram Poli ), Kattu Rasam ( Kattu charu ), Raw Mango Pachadi, Raw Mango Dal, Padi with whole wheat.

Some Of The Interesting Ugadi Recipes Are:

Puran Poli(Click Here )

A sweet flatbread stuffed with sweet lentil filling - ghee-laden Puran Poli is just irresistible. But, making the soft and melt-in-your-mouth Puran Poli is an art. One needs to be very particular while making this super tasty sweet recipe. 


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Kattu Charu is another dish that is prepared from dal water that we took while making Puran Poli. We usually do this recipe only on Ugadi as we take the dal rasam for Puran Poli. This is one of the tasty and delicious vegetable stews if we add vegetables into the rasam or it can be a very simple rasam only with dal water and tomatoes.

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Mango Dal Is a tasty And Delicious Curry with tangy raw mango. This Mamidikaya Pappu | mango dal is a tasty recipe made with raw mango and Toor dal. Toor dal is cooked with raw mango.

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Pulihora is also known as Puliyogare, Puliyodarai, Pilinchoru, Kokum rice, or simple lemon or tamarind rice. Puliyogare is also a famous temple food offered as 'Temple Prasad'. We avidly prepare the dish at home but most of the time it disappoints many households as it doesn't taste the same as temple prasad. It is one of the easy and quick lunch box recipes if the tamarind paste is ready at home. Check out the recipe below for an easy and flavored South Indian Temple-style tamarind pulihora made with steamed rice, tamarind extract, and added extra flavor and spicy with tadka.

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The above recipes are Ugadi Special Recipes which are mandatory for this Festival. And I even want to highlight some delicious recipes, we prefer to make for this Ugadi.

It is a one-pot rice dish made by cooking fragrant basmati rice with aromatic spices, and herbs mixed with different vegetables. This pulao can also be served as a lunch box recipe. It is often eaten with raita or Mirchi ka salan or with any of the masala-based curry.

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Many thesis and talk surround the soya beans, but there is no denying the fact that soya holds the pride of place in the vegetarian world. Soya Chunk is considered the perfect meat substitute and it is the power pack of protein and essential nutrients. When these soya chunks combined with the goodness of green peas are a nice variation to your regular weekday main meal preparation without much mess.

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Mirchi Bajji is one of the popular street foods in a cool climate. Only two things come to one's mind when it's raining. A Cup of hot tea and super tasty delicious stuffed Mirchi bajji. Happiness is when you are relaxed and have this tempting bajji in a cool climate.

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Paneer curry is a popular, rich, and flavourful dish in Indian cuisine and is loved for its creamy texture, balanced flavors, and versatility. The curry is made by cooking paneer cubes in a rich, creamy, and aromatic gravy typically made with tomatoes, cashews, onions, ginger, garlic and a blend of herbs and spices like curry leaves, kasoori methi, garam masala, and coriander powder. It can be enjoyed with naan, roti, steamed rice, or flavored rice.

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Green Peas Vada is one of the tasty and quick recipes. Green peas are easily available around the year but, the best time to relish fresh green peas is in winter. The pea is most commonly the small spherical seeds or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum Sativum. It is also called garden peas. Each pod contains several peas, which can be green or yellow. While both the peas are healthy and nutritious, the biggest difference is in the flavor. Yellow peas are milder than green peas and have a nutty taste with slightly sweet and appealing earthiness. Whereas fresh peas are sweet and plump.

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Flavored buttermilk with a simple method. In Telugu, it is also called SALLA CHARU, which is very famous in Telugu-speaking homes. The perfect refreshing summer coolant and the easiest, quickest, and healthiest chilled drink done by using curd, spices, and fresh herbs.

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Palak rajma is another healthy, easy, and tasty recipe. Spinach( palak ) is a superfood loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. It is an excellent source of Vitamin K, A, E, B2, B6, manganese, and folate. Dark leafy green is good for bone health and skin. And another important ingredient in this recipe is rajma. Rajma is also known as kidney beans, these are the best sources of plant-based protein and are rich in fiber. This soluble fiber present in the beans helps to regulate blood sugar levels.

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Gutti vankaya Kura is a traditional brinjal curry that can be served mostly at functions, parties, or even for a casual lunch at home. It is one of the most preferred recipes during marriages. An absolutely delicious curry with mild mixed flavors. Gutti vankaya literally means the whole brinjal. The whole brinjals, simmered in rich, thick, and mildly spiced gravy usually served with steamed plain rice or even can be served with roti/chapati.

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Mirchi ka salan is a popular recipe that is served along with biryanis in many Indian restaurants and at functions.Salan is curry and Mirchi refers to chilies, and this recipe of salan is the perfect accompaniment to an aromatic, flavourful biryani. Mirchi ka salan is one of the spicy, tangy recipes usually done with roasted peanuts or sesame gravy. Why always Mirchi ka salan with biryani? Try this recipe of Mirchi masala and I am sure you will never feel guilty that you had the wrong paired up with the biryani or bagara rice.

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Have A Beautiful Ugadi

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