Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ugadhi Celebration with Obbattlu / Paruppu Poli

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Wish you all a very Happy Ugadhi!! :)

'Yuga' means era and 'aadi' means start. So it marks the new year for the natives of Andhara pradesh and Karnataka. :)

Though I was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu more like a Tamil girl, I do have an ancestral origin of Andhra. Hence this day is a special day to me too. :)

The day started with oil bath, prayers to god and blessings from parents. Then we had the special Ugadhi Pachadi. I like the pachadi for the concept behind it.

The Pachadi is a mixture of six different tastes and it symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise) , which should be accepted together and with equanimity.

Ugadhi Pachadi
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Ugadhi Pachadi is a mixture of Neem flowers (for bitterness) , Raw Mango (for tang), Tamarind juice (for sourness), Chilly powder (for spice), Jaggery (for sweetness) and Salt (for saltiness).

It definitely has a very unpredictable taste. :)

And we made Obbattu(Paruppu Poli) and Mango Vada(fritters) as prasadam.

You can find the Mango Vada(Fritters) recipe here.

Obbattu / Paruppu Poli

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Ingredients:
Maida- 1 1/4 cup
Salt - a pinch
Cooking soda - a pinch

For Filling:
Bengal gram dhall - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom - 2 nos.
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Method:

Take maida, salt and cooking soda in a bowl and mix well adding adequate water to it and make a smooth dough. It should be a little softer than chapthi dough. Now smear 2 tblsp of cooking oil on top of the dough and cover it with a plate. Keep it aside for 3 hours.

Cook bengal gram dhall in pressure pan. Now grind it along with jaggery and cardamom into a very thick paste. Now take a pan and add 2 tsp of ghee and the ground paste. Keep mixing it tell it becomes thick and well cooked. Once done, let it cool for a while and then roll out small balls of the filling.

Take a plastic coated paper/butter paper/Banana leaf and grease it with oil. Now take a small portion of the maida mixture and spread it with your fingers. Now place the filling ball in it and cover it nicely with the maida mixture. Once again flatten it well using your fingers into a round shape. Cook on hot tava until golden brown on both sides.

Obbattu is ready to eat. :)

Enjoy making :)

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Written by: Nithya

32 comments:

Latha said...

Happy Ugadhi to you too!! Both the dishes look delicious.

kitchen queen said...

wish u a very happy ugadhi

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy Ugadi dear :-)

Parita said...

Happy Ugadi dear, the second pic is gorgeous! Ugadi pachadi sounds very flavorful :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Happy Ugadi to u too....poli is my fav!

Padma said...

Happy Ugadi to you too Nithya!!

Pavithra said...

Happy ugadi nithi... wishes to all of them too. Everything looks so good and I would be happy to eat it without making. Yummy !!!! Small pillayar is looking very cute.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Mouthwatering delicacies..........Happy ugadhi

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Happy Ugadhi to you Nithya. All dishes look great. I like that Poli a lot. I wish I could have a piece of that.

Pedhakka said...

Happy Ugadhi to you too.......
One will get into a festive mood when looking at your pictures !!!!

Latha said...

Hope you had a lovely day with your family. Obbattu looks yummm....I love to have it hot along with ghee :).

shanthi said...

Happy ugadhi. Hope you celebrated well with a lot of dishes

Deepti said...

Happy Ugadi to you & family !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wish you a very very happy Ugadi to you and your family.
Deepa

Rachana Kothari said...

Happy Ugadi! Both the dishes look great:)

Mriganayani said...

Looks gorgeous Nithya! Your SLR is beginning to work overtime - and we all love it!

Malar said...

happy ugadi and poli looks great

AdukalaVishesham said...

happy Ugadhi.....

mangala said...

wow! Lovely i love that poorana poli ..pass me dear here!

Aparna said...

Happy ugadi..and yummy dish..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Happy Ugadhi...poli is one of my fav item which i miss very much..

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Happy Ugadhi to U dear!!! Wish U lots of success and happiness! Keep rocking...:)

Gita said...

Happy Ugadi Nithya! Lovely dishes and pictures :)

Rekha shoban said...

Happy ugadi!...poli looks perfect!

Prathibha said...

Happy ugadi to u dear...
Yummy obbattu and those vada's r somewat new 2 me...

Tina said...

Beautiful and tempting clicks dear...

Deepti said...

Happy ugadi dear.

Smita Srivastava said...

Love the new look ,the pics are wonderful n so is the recipe ...

- Smita
@Little Food junction

simply.food said...

Happy Ugadi.wishing you awonderful year ahead.This dish looks lovely nad beautiful presentation and clicks.

simply.food said...

Happy Ugadi.wishing you awonderful year ahead.This dish looks lovely nad beautiful presentation and clicks.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hope U had a great time,Nice clicks Nithya! Loved the Obbuttu very much ,looks soft as well as perfect!

Abraham Chacko said...

excellent blog. most wonderful blog i have yet come across... beautiful... needless to say you have so many visitors...keep it up nithya....

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