Friday, March 23, 2012

Ugadi Patchadi

Wish you all a very happy Ugadi, the Telugu New Year Day.
here is a special dish named Ugadi Patchadi

This festival is celebrated with different names in different states of India like “Gudi Padwa” in Maharastra and “Ugadi” in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

On this special day we make a special dish with Neem buds, jaggery, raw mango,red chilli,salt and tamarind juice are ground together to make a coarse paste Called as “ Ugadi Pachadi" in Telugu.This paste has a very special significance, which denotes all the tastes that life has to offer like bitter,sweet,salty,spicy and sour. All the family members tastes this chutney to remember that life is a mixture of pleasure and pain,and we should be prepared to accept whatever life offers.

Ugadi Patchadi

Raw mango cubes - 1 cup

Margosa flowers / neem flowers - 1 tbsp

Jaggery - 1 cup

Tamarind paste - 4 tbsp

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp

salt to taste


Combine all the above ingredients in a mixer and grind into a paste,add little water if necessary and serve...
yummy tasty patchadi is ready.


Suchi said...

Belated new year wishes to you too :-)

Prabhavathi said...

Thank u suchi.Wish you too a very happy Ugadi