Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Ugadi

Clock-wise - Jalebi, Purnam laddu, Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi is the beginning of our New Year. It's celebrated in southern states of India and of course by South Indians all over the world. We had Ugadi pachadi first thing today. I like the concept of Ugadi pachadi that should be eaten on this New year's day. It symbolizes that life is a mixture of all experiences and should be accepted as we go through it. All six ingredients in this mixture represent different emotions like happiness, sad, anger, disgust, fear and surprise.
With no specific proportions, I used below ingredients to make pachadi.
  • Tamarind extract 
  • Mango pieces
  • Dry Neem flowers
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Jaggery

Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Ugadi!!!


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