Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ugadi- The beginning of the year

Ugadi is the telugu new year, while some people celebrate the new year by dates we celebrate it by the changing of seasons. Hence this date falls on a different date of the english calender. This year its on march 16. It is tradition to have a special concoction called the 'Ugadi pacchadi' which represents the different emotions of human life.It mainly consists of
  • pulp of tamarind
  • jaggery
  • fine pieces of green mango
  • blossom of neem
  • fine pieces of banana
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of cumin
  • a few grapes
  • A few split peas

Many use different ingredients, but the idea is the same. It is the reciepe is the out come of all the fresh products of the season. Everything good the nature has to offer.

One of the main ingredients of the concoction is blossom of neem

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