Ugadi 2024 Recipes: 6 Traditional Dishes to Welcome the New Year!

Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year and is commemorated with fervour in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The day is also known as Yugadi or Samvatsaradi. This year Ugadi will be celebrated on April 9. Besides following the rituals, offering prayers, various traditional dishes are prepared on the occasion. From the popular Ugadi Pachadi to Bobbatlu, a range of cuisines are made at homes. Here are a few dishes that are both simple to make and delicious.

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Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year. It is also known as Yugadi or Samvatsaradi. (Image: Shutterstock)
  1. Ugadi Pachadi
    Ugadi Pachadi is one of the traditional foods prepared for the celebration. This one-of-a-kind dish is made with tamarind, raw mango, neem flower, jaggery, salt, and either red chilli powder or black pepper powder. You must mix all of the ingredients together to create a dish to offer to Gods and serve to your family.
  2. Paruppu Payasam
    Lentils or paruppu, as it is known in South India, are used in a variety of meals, from salty and savoury to desserts. Paruppu Payasam, also known as Moong Dal Payasam, is a creamy, delicious dish made with yellow moong lentils, jaggery, and coconut milk flavoured with cardamom.
  3. Poornam Boorelu
    Often referred to as Boorelu or Poornalu, it is a particular dish served during the Ugadi celebration in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This dish stands out as it includes a sweet, flavourful stuffing that is coated in a rice-lentil batter before being deep-fried.
  4. Lemon Rice
    This is also known as Chitranna or Nimmakaya Pulihora and is a popular South Indian dish. It is a wholesome aromatic and tangy rice meal that is simple to prepare. Fresh lemon juice, fried nuts, fragrant herbs, and spices are added to give this steamed rice a delicious spicy, tangy, and nutty flavour.
  5. Kosambari
    This is a basic, easy-to-make South Indian salad from Karnataka. This is a tempered salad created with moong dal, cucumber, coconut, lemon juice, herbs, and a base of South Indian spices and curry leaves.
  6. Bobbatlu
    Bobbatlu, also known as Holige or Obbattu, is a South Indian festive dessert made of sweetened flatbreads. These flatbreads are filled with a cooked and finely ground mixture of chana dal, jaggery, cardamom powder, and ground nutmeg.
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first published: April 09, 2024, 06:40 IST

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