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Ugadi pachadi

Ugadi marks the begining of the Telugu New Year.  It also brings happiness with the onset of Vasath Ruthu (Spring).  Ugadi Pachadi is a special preparation prepared in every Andhra home on this day.  This chutney consists of 6 tastes (Shadruchulu), Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, hot and pungent.  

 Ingredients for Ugadi pachadi



  • Neem flowers  Petals      :  2 tea spoons  
  • Grated Raw mango         :   2 Table spoons
  • Tamarind                       :   A small lomon size ball.
  • Green chillies                 :  ½ tea spoon (finely chopped)
  • Salt                               :   quarter tea spoon
  • Jaggery (gud)                 :   ½ Cup (powdered)


  • Banana (Ripe)                :   1 No.(chopped to small pieces)
  • Grapes                          :    10 to 15 nos.
  • Buni hui chana dal          :   2 table spoons (putnal pappu)


take the flowers

To seperate the petals just take the flowers and mash them in between your palms. mash them 

Seive in a large holed seiver and collect only the petals of the neem flowers.


collect only the petals 

Soak tamarind in water for 15 to 20 min. and make  pulp.  It should be thin and watery.(approximately 3 cups).  Now add neem flower petals, grated mango, green chillies, salt and jaggery.  Mix well until the jaggery dissolves.  Now add chopped banana, grapes and roasted chana dal to it.  Katti meethi Ugadi Pachadi, (Chutney) is ready...........

Try it you will surely  like it.  Happy Ugadi..........

On this day we Andhrites also prepare Mango Rice (mamidikaya Pulihora) Puran poli (Bobbattlu) Kheer (Samya Payasam) etc..  

Ugadi pachadi

By Mrs Uma ramana

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