How to make Ugadi Pachadi

According to Telugu calendar Ugadi is the first Telugu festival celebrated during the start of Telugu New Year. On the auspicious occasion of Ugadi Festival people prepares various kinds of sweets in which the Ugadi Pachadi occupies special mentions. This article provides the complete details regarding the specialty and making procedure of Ugadi Pachadi. Go through the article to know and prepare accordingly.

Ugadi is the festival celebrated during the start of Telugu New Year and it is the first festival of Telugu people. Telugu people residing in all parts of the world will celebrate the Ugadi festival with utmost joy and happiness.

Specialty of Ugadi Pachadi

During the celebration of Ugadi festival people of Andhrapreadesh tends to prepare various special recipes and food items in all of such items we have one special item exclusively for Ugadi festival that is Ugadi Pachadi. On the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, people eat the Ugadi Pachadi the mixture of six tastes(shadruchulu), sweet, sour, salty, pungent and bitter tastes. The Ugadi Pachadi gives the message of accepting the good, bad sorrows and happiness equally throughout the entire year. People use raw mangoes, neem flowers, tamarind, jaggery, sugar cane and bananas for making Ugadi Pachadi. The tradition of consuming Ugadi Pachadi has been started in past as a remedial medicine for seasonal health related problems like cough and cold.

Making of Ugadi Pachadi recipe

Essential ingredients: neem flowers - 1 cup, jaggery - 1 cup, raw mango - 1 new red chilli powder - little, salt - half table spoon and new tamarind - according with requiremnt.

Making procedure:Firstly we have to pour water (water should be used according with the number of family members) in tamarind and have to prepare the paste of water and tamarind. This mixture have to be poured in a new pot and in some parts people uses others kitchen wares. Next we have to cut the mango into small pieces by removing the green skin, and then we have to mix the chilli powder, jaggery and the small mango pieces in the pot which contained the tamarind and water mixture and finally we have to mix the neem flowers in the pot. Now the Ugadi Pachadi is ready and our Puranas are saying that we have read the below given shloka while eating the Ugadi Pachadi.

Twamasta Shoka Narabista Madhumasa Samudhbha
Nibhami Shoka Somthaptham mama Shokam Sada Kuru

In Godavari districts people uses chopped coconut pieces, bananas, sugarcane and groundnut powder in the Ugadi Pachadi preparation.

Health related benefits from Ugadi Pachadi

The Ugadi Pachadi is not only provides happiness but also it is good for our health. The ingredients that are used in Ugadi Pachadi having the medicinal qualities allow us to avoid the cough problem. It even reveals the relationship between the food items and Ayurveda. As Ugadi festival falls during the early days of summer season, the consuming of Ugadi Pachadi avoids the health related problems.


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