With Ugadi around the corner, it is time to give your plate a festive makeover as you welcome the New Year.
Ugadi is the day that marks the New Year in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra (also known as Gudi Padwa) as well as some other parts of India as well. This is the day to celebrate new beginnings and the day typically begins with an oil bath followed by prayers and temple visits. The syllables “Yuga” (age) and “Adi” are combined to form the term “Ugadi” (beginning). Food of course is an integral part of the celebrations. While there are traditional items like the Ugadi Pachadi and the use of neem flowers that are a must, there is much more that you can do to cook up a storm.
Here are some recipes for you to try:
- Ugadi Pachadi courtesy Ganesh Gangoni, Executive Sous Chef, KCP Mercure Hyderabad
- Shakarkand Aur Khajur Ke Laddu courtesy Rajiv Das Chef, MOMO Café, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai International Airport
- Beetroot Poriyal with Black Beans courtesy Pallavi Khaitan, Founder, For_kandknife
- Bellam Paramannam courtesy Subhajit Sadhukhan, Executive Chef, Crowne Plaza Pune City Centre
- Bellada Holige with Bella Halwa Raahi way courtesy Ankur Bhardwaj, Sous Chef, Raahi neo kitchen and bar
- Cucumber Ragi Pancake Courtesy Roopa Nabar, Chef, TTK Prestige
- Orange Gojju (Kithale Hannu Gojju) courtesy Suresh Natarajan, Executive Chef, Rosetta Sakleshpur
Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated March 20, 2023 here: