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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ugadi Pachadi - Veppampoo Pachadi - ugadi special pachadi

Ugadi is celebrated with festive fervour in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While it is called Ugadi in Andhara and Karnataka, in Maharashtra it is known as "Gudipadava"."Ugadi Pachchadi" is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi.The inner significance of this preparation is to indicate that life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow and all of them have to be treated alike.Ugadi Pachhadi, a unique dish of six different tastes, from sweet to bitter, is prepared on the day, which is also the first dish to be eaten by the devotees. Made up of neem buds, jaggery, green chili, salt, tamarind juice and unripe mango, the dish signifies different experiences in life that should be absorbed and to keep walking the good walk.

Ugadi pachadi depicts Basic Emotions of life 
Jaggery (innippu)- represent happiness
salt(uvarppu)- represent Scareness
Neem flower(kasappu) - represent Sadness for Bitter taste.
tamarind(thuvarppu) -represent aversion
Raw Mango(Pulippu) - represent astonishment
chilli powder or Green chilly(Kaaram) - represent anger.

Neem flowers - 2 tsp 
Raw mango - 1 tbsp (chopped)
jaggery - 3 tsp
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
chilli powder -  1/4 tsp or Green chilly - 1.
salt - for taste

 Soak tamarind in water for half an hour to prepare thick tamarind extract. Throw the pulp and retain the water.

  • Take a bowl, add tamarind extract, Raw Mango chopped, jaggery,chilli powder or green chilly, salt and finally add Neem leaves mix well. Now ugadi  pachadi is ready.


Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

Such a nice explanation of emotions, very nice and tempting pachadi, love to try some now.

Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

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