Ugadi is considered as a major festival in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, as, it is said to be the first day of the springtime month and brings the dawn of a new year. To celebrate this special occasion, people cook traditional food which makes the festival even more special. The festival is celebrated in different states with different names like Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Baisakhi in Punjab, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala, Poila Baishakh in West Bengal and Bihu in Assam. Even if this festival is given different names, it is celebrated in the same manner with equal excitement and happiness.
One of the main dishes which is very popularly cooked on this auspicious day is Ugadi Pachadi. It is made of neem flowers, raw mango, jaggery, pepper powder, coconut and salt. From snacks to sweets, a huge variety of traditional food is prepared along with Ugadi Pachadi.
With Ugadi Festival just around the corner, we here at Archana’s Kitchen bring you some recipes which you can include in your Ugadi menu to make your festival planning easier. Check out these delicious recipes and celebrate the festival with more fun and food.