Ugadi Recipes – collection of 35+ recipes which can be made for the Ugadi Festival.
Ugadi is a festival celebrating New Year’s Day in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. It is also celebrated in the state of Maharashtra and is called Gudi Padwa.
This year Ugadi festival is celebrated on March 22, 2023.
In Karnataka, Bevu Bella is prepared (Bevu is neem flowers and Bella is jaggery.)
In Telugu States, the celebration is started by having Ugadi Pachadi. It is made with the combination of six different ingredients. These six tastes called shadruchulu symbolize the fact that life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow and all have to be treated alike.
Sharing my Ugadi Pachadi recipe and my collection of snacks, sweets and main dishes which can be made for Ugadi.
Ugadi Festival Recipes (2023)
Ugadi Pachadi (Andhra Style)
Ugadi Pachadi is made with the combination of six different ingredient- mango, jaggery, tamarind, neem flowers, salt and black pepper and .These six tastes called shadruchulu symbolize the fact that life is a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow and all have to be treated alike.
Puran Poli | Bobbatlu | Obbatu
Popular sweet made in Andhra, Karnataka and Maharashtra. While in Karnataka it is made with toor dal, the other states make it with chana dal.
Boorelu is a traditional Indian Sweet made in the Telugu States, popularly made during festivals and weddings. The outer layer is made with rice and urad dal and the inner layer is the sweet filling made with chana dal and jaggery.
Green Mango Rice
Mango rice, a tangy south Indian rice dish made with unripe green mangoes. With fresh green mangoes available during march and april, this a perfect recipe to make for ugadi.
Toor Dal Masala Vada
Masala Vada – Masala vada is crispy, deep fried tea time snack from South India. Its traditionally made with chana dal but today I am sharing the masala vada recipe made with toor dal.
Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice
Pulihora is an Andhra style tamarind rice which has a perfect balance of tang, spice and salt. This traditional South Indian rice dish is so flavorful and easy to make.
Rava Kesari (Soft cooker method)
Easiest and the go to dessert made in South India. Sharing the moist kesari bath recipe made in the pressure cooker.
Badam Halwa with Almond Flour
Badami Halwa or Almond Halwa - sharing the easy method made with store bought almond flour.
Karnataka festival dishes are not complete with out a Kosambari. This one is made with sprouted green moong dal.
Vangi bath is a Karnataka special rice dish made with brinjal (egg plant). A special vangi bath masala powder is used to make the vangi bath recipe.
This incredibly delicious Indian Style Mango Curry is sweet, spicy and tangy and gets done in one pot under 30 minutes. Best eaten with your hands to truly indulge this flavor combo.
Boiled Peanut Chaat
Peanut Chaat is a tasty, refreshing and healthy chaat made with boiled peanuts, colorful veggies, spices and tasty chutneys.
Fried snack which is a absolute favorite with every one.
Coconut Jaggery Balls
Coconut Jaggery Balls or Coconut Ladoo is a tasty and healthy ladoo made with fresh grated coconut and jaggery.
Healthy, protein packed and low fat snack made for festivals.
South Indian most popular savory snack- masala vada.
This Peanut Chaat is a tasty and refreshing Indian style salad made with roasted peanuts. Its crunchy, spicy, sweet and tangy flavors will surely tingle your taste buds.
South Indian Coconut Rice
South Indian style coconut rice recipe made with fresh coconut and chana dal. It’s a mildly spiced rice recipe, which can be served as is or with a simple curry.
Moong dal Payasam
Moong dal Payasam is a creamy payasam made with small yellow lentil. Simple, delicious and comforting payasam made with easily available ingredients at home.
Steamed Masala Vada with tadka | Healthy Chana dal Vada
Steamed Masala Vada is a savory lentil fritter made with chana dal. These fritters are steamed and tossed in a tempering of mustard seeds and coconut.
Sooji Halwa with Jaggery
A traditional Indian dessert made with suji , jaggery and ghee. One of the populous and easiest desserts made for festivals and celebrations
Moong Sprouts & Green mango (Kosambari) Salad
Moong Sprouts & Mango Kosambari – Healthy and protein packed kosambari (salad) made with sprouted green moong dal and green mango.
Easy Instant Pot Sweet Pongal
Sweet Pongal is a popular sweet dish from South Indian cuisine. It is a sweet pudding made with rice, moong dal, milk and jaggery.
Sweet Corn Sundal
South Indian style sweet corn sundal.
Poha Vada (flattened rice fritters ) is a quick and easy snack or appetizer, ready in under 20 minutes.
Instant Sooji Vada
Instant Rava Vada recipe – rava vada is a tasty breakfast or evening snack recipe made with rava ( suji).
Dry fruit, Seeds and Nuts Laddu (no sugar, no jaggery)
These dry fruit, seeds and nuts ladoo are healthy, raw and no cook ladoo. They are so easy to make and are sweetened naturally with dates and raisins.
Instant Coconut Burfi
Coconut Burfi is an Indian style Coconut Fudge made with desiccated coconut and sweetened condensed milk. This is the instant version of the traditional burfi which takes just under 15 minutes to make.
Panakam | Panagam
Panakam is a traditional drink made with jaggery, cardamom and water. Cool and refreshing dinner made for festivals and summer.
Sambar Rice | Sambar Sadam
A traditional South Indian rice made with rice, vegetables and sambar powder. Pure comfort food for Ugadi celebrations.
Mamidikaya Pappu | Mango Dal
Mamidikaya Pappu or Mango Dal is a classic Dal from the cuisine of Andhra. Mamidikaya means raw mango in telugu and pappu translates to dal (lentils). Its a dal made with raw mango
Stuffed Baby Eggplant Curry | Gutti Vankaya Kura
Small tender egg plants are stuffed with ground masala and cooked to tender in the instant pot. This is a easy version of the popular gravy dish from Andhra called Gutti Vankaya Kura.
Green Moong Dal Masala VADA
Masala Vada made with green moong dal.
Traditional South Indian rice made with lemon, skip the onion if offering as prasadam.
Nuchinunde | Steamed Toor Dal Dumplings
Nunchinunde are steamed toor dal dumplings, a traditional breakfast or snack recipe from Karnataka. Its a healthy gluten free recipe, served with coconut chutney or majjige huli.
Til ke Laddu ( with out jaggery syrup)
Sesame Jaggery ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet made with roasted sesame, peanuts, desiccated coconut and jaggery.
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