Friday, April 1, 2011

Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi is beginning the New Year with savoring a unique flavoured chutney /Pachadi that epitomizes the spirit of Ugadi called "Ugadi Pachadi " prepared only on this day and the  special mixture consists of:

  1. Neem Buds/Flowers for bitterness
  2. Raw Mango for tang
  3. Tamarind Juice for sourness
  4. Green Chilli/Pepper for heat
  5. Jaggery  for sweetness
  6. Pinch of Salt for saltiness
Every home in Andhra Pradesh ,will follow to prepare this "Ugadi Pachadi " as a Naivedyam /Prasadam ,offered to God.Next distributing this Chutney First to all the members in the family.This Chutney or sauce is a symbolic reminder of the myriad facets of life in a sense prepares us for the year ahead.Other than this ,special recipes are prepared like Bobbattu and variety of food is prepared with Raw Mango.

So friends ,every home has its own Version of preparing this Chutney or sauce on the Festival day with all the six tastes ,but some may add banana,coconut pieces,sugar cane pieces.

But Today ,I am posting the" Ugadi Pachadi " how  my Mother prepares it and do the same.

Try this on the Festival and Wish all your Family members and friends with this "Ugadi Pachadi"!!

  • Raw Fresh Mango/Pieces- 1 no/1cup
  • Margosa Flowers or Neem Flowers-1tbsp
  • Grated Jaggery-1cup
  • Tamarind Paste- 3to4tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder (According to your choice)
  • Clean and dry the Fresh Mango,finely chopped along with skin in to small pieces.
  • Mix all the above ingredients to form like a sauce appearance.
  • Offer to God and serve it.
  • People living in the U.S don't find neem flowers ,so for the bitterness add  2 or 3 Fenugreek seeds .
  • If you like to have  a thin and watery chutney,you can add very little water.

1 comment:

  1. Great ! The Ugadi Pachadi recipe is looking good and neat. Happy Ugadi !


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