Accordingly, Ugadi signifies the start of a fresh year wherein nature is at full blossom and which symbolises revival and enjoying the season’s freshness. Ugadi festival comes in the periods of March or April. Ugadi produces pleasure, peace and prosperity in your life. While, Ugadi Pachadi is the combination of six various tastes sweet, sour, salt, pungent, spice and bitter which as a whole associated to as six tastes or Shadhruchulu. It shows that our life is a combination of joy, unhappiness, rage, disgust, worry and surprise.
Moreover, Ugadi Pachadi consists of neem flowers, raw mango, jaggery, pepper powder, coconut and salt. You can find reasonable variations of making this. A few other ingredients which can be used for making this excellent are fried gram, cashews, raisin and sliced banana. Ugadi Pachadi a mix of combined tastes a treat that strokes and remains on the tongue for a long period leaving a medley of tastes.
Furthermore, food made from neem flower is very well appreciated for their flavour in addition to medical use. The neem tree flowers bloom while in the periods of April and May. Some recipes such as the Neem rasam are the simplest and most flavorful of all of them. Following may be the Veppam Poo Sadam or neem flower rice. These two recipes are yummy and also packed with nutritional advantage. These flowers are a storage facility of anti-oxidants. It’s uncanny to notice that neem flowers have special medical qualities that aren’t seen in neem leaves.
UGADI PACHADI RECIPE:
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
• Tamarind juice – 1 cup.
• Jaggery – 1/2 cup.
• Raw mango(chopped) – 1/2 cup.
• Neem flowers – 1 tablespoon.
• Coconut pieces – 1/4 cup.
• Green chili or red chili powder – 1/2 tea spoon.
• Water – as required.
• Salt – to taste.
In a container add tamarind juice, water, jaggery, diced raw mango, coconut, green chillies, neem flowers, salt and mix fitly.
Ready to Serve! Don’t forget to offer it to the deity first!
TEAM NEWS WAVES WISHES YOU A VERY HAPPY UGADI