Happy Ugadi – Telugu New Year – Everyone! It is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month. This year, it is falling on April 2, 2022. This day is celebrated with great joy and gaiety in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Well, as we are talking about festivals, we cannot miss the fact that any festival in India is incomplete without a grand feast. Hope everyone here will agree with us. not us? So without delay, we will tell you about some such dishes which can be made on this special occasion.
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Here is a list of 5 classic South Indian dishes for Ugadi celebrations:
1. Ugadi Pachadi:
One of the most important dishes prepared for this festival is Ugadi Pachadi, a type of chutney that reflects the six tastes – sweet, salty, spicy, sour, astringent and bitter – through six ingredients. Many people believe that the six tastes correspond to the six emotions that everyone goes through in life. They are joy, sorrow, anger, fear, disgust and wonder.
2. Lemon Rice
Lemon Rice is also known as Chittanna or Nimmakaya Pulihora. The word “puli” here means sour. It is a crunchy, tasty and spicy rice dish which is easy to prepare and tastes good.
3. Tamarind Rice
Also known as Puliodharai, it is a popular South Indian dish for its sour and spicy rice. This dish can be eaten for lunch or dinner.
4. Semiya Payasam
An extremely satisfying dessert that is easy and quick to prepare. All you need for this is vermicelli roasted in ghee and flavored with cashews and raisins. Later, you need to boil vermicelli in milk to give it a fuller flavour.
5.Medhu or Ujhunu Vada
This crispy South Indian snack is another highlight of the Ugadi festival. Made of black gram (urad dal), herbs and spices, it is a delight to enjoy with coconut chutney or a bowl of hot sambhar.