Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ugadi Festival

Wishing all My friends a very happy Ugadi :)

Ugadi is celebrated in southern states of Karnataka and Andhra pradesh and in south western state of Maharashtra as Gudi Padwa.

Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year and one of my favourite festivals :)It also brings the happiness of spring season appearing. In US i find almost everyone waiting for spring season and once spring break sets the time zone also changes. Spring season is liked or loved by everyone. Ugadi is the onset of spring, of "New life"

The origin of the name Ugadi has been derived from the Sanskrit words “Yuga Adi ("yuga + adi meaning "beginning of a new age"). It is believed that Lord Brahma started the creation on this day. Many people start their new ventures on this day as it is considered most auspicious time. On ugadi mom says to wear new clothes, pray to god and taste the dish made out of sweet and sour (Ugadi pachadi) signifying life in the New year will have a mixture of good and hard times.

So here i am showing you guys how to prepare a very simple ugadi pachadi :
  • Raw mango cut into pieces : 1/2 cup
  • Neem buds or Neem Flowers
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp : Jaggery (grated)
  • 1 cup : Tamarind juice
  • Banana pieces :1/2
  • Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method :
Soak tamarind in water and get the pulp out of it and and mix all the above ingredients to make the ugadi pachadi.

Enjoy and once again wishing everyone a Happy New year :)

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Ugadi pachadi