As ugadi falls on April 08, 2016, i have compiled and posted ugadi recipes from my blog.Ugadi is celebrated as Telugu & kannada Newyear. The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): "the beginning of a new age".Ugadi is celebrated with festive fervour in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While it is called Ugadi in Andhra and Karnataka, in Maharashtra it is known as "Gudipadwa".
In Andhra Pradesh,special recipes such as "Pulihora", "Bobbatlu" and preparations made with raw mango go well with the occasion. In Karnataka too, similar preparations are made but called "Puliogure" and "Holige". The Maharashtrians make "Puran Poli" or sweet 'Rotis'.Ugadi is a Season for Mangoes and special Mango recipes like Mamidikaya pappu, Mamidikaya Pulihora are made on this day.
Ugadi Pachadi, 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, it signifies life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow and all of them have to be treated alike.