A sweet and sour pachadi made up of tantalising ingredients which are main dish for the Telugu New Year, Ugadi festival. Upon listening to the word about this festival, the first thought that blinks in our mind of traditional delicious Pachadi. From the childhood, we came across the 6 Tastes of Ugadi Pachadi on the festival day. This dish mainly serves as prasadham and then distributes to all. Do you want to know Preparation of Ugadi Pachadi? Then take a glance at below.
Ugadi is the beginning of New Year for the Hindu people which is mostly celebrated at Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. A New Year is the new beginning of a lot of things. On this auspicious, people start new businesses, make an investment and buy a new property and much more. People perform various rituals like cleaning and decorating their houses with mango leaves, take oil bath and eating a few neem leaves.
One of the most important rituals which followed by the people from long years is preparing the Pachadi. The 6 Tastes of Ugadi Pachadi or shadruchulu such as sweet, sour, salt, bitter, tangy and spice represents the different facets of human life. The Ugadi Date 2017 is either 28th or 29th, and it also refers as Baisakhi in Punjab. Apart from knowing about Ugadi Pachadi Recipe, check out the significance of the traditional dish.
- Sweet- represents the happiness of life
- Sour- signifies the sour moments of life which makes our life worth living
- Salt- represents the fear
- Bitter- means sadness
- Tangy- represents disgust
- Spice- signifies anger
Preparation of Ugadi Pachadi
It is also referred to as Bevu Bella in Maharashtra, and the Bevu Bella Recipe is as same as Telugu recipe. Take a pen and paper and note down the Preparation of Ugadi Pachadi from here.
- Two tablespoons of Neem flower
- Two tablespoons of grated raw mango (Kachha aam)
- Four tablespoons of crushed Jaggery (Gur)
- Pinch of Chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- One finely chopped Banana
- One small lemon sized ball of Tamarind (Imli)
How to make Ugadi Pachadi or Bevu Bella
- Soak tamarind in water for about 15 to 20 minutes. It should be a little bit thick and watery.
- Add grated jaggery into the pulp and make it dissolve completely.
- Now add all the remaining ingredients such as neem flowers, salt, a pinch of chilli powder, chopped banana and mango pieces.
- Mix them well.
- Offer to God while performing prayer and then serve them to all.