HAPPY UGADI !!
Ugadi is celebrated with festive fervour in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. It marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon’s orbit. Ugadi pachadi is one such dish that has become synonymous with Ugadi. I’m here today to share Ugadi Pachadi recipe.
There is no Ugadi without tasting the quintessential Ugadi Pachadi. It is made of new jaggery, raw mango pieces and neem flowers and new tamarind, which truly reflects life – a combination of sweet, sour and bitter tastes symbolising that life is a mixture of unique experiences and that we should be ready to accept everything in life throughout the New Year.
The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life. Plants acquire new life, shoots and leaves. Spring is the first season of the year, hence heralds a new year and a new beginning. As Mother Nature awakens and spring blooms, the New Year festival brings a feeling of joy, growth and prosperity.