Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Ugadi - Chedhu Pachadi & Sukhi

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Wish you all a very happy Ugadi :)

Sri Nandana nama samvatsara Ugadi subakankshalu :)

Telugu new year begins today and wish all of your get good fortune this year.

This day starts with consuming Ugadi Chedhu Pachadi. This dish has a deep meaning attached to it and I am thoroughly convinced and impressed with the thought behind it :)

The pachadi has mixed flavors and tastes and so do we pray to god for a year filled with mixed emotions. Simple and beautiful isn't it!! :)

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Chedhu pachadi this time in my new place was different from what my mom makes. For the first time I enjoyed eating a cup full of it :)

Chedhu Pachadi Recipe:

Ingredients:

Cucumber - 1
Raw Mango - 1
Neem flowers - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Poppy seeds - 2 tblsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tblsp

Method:

Chop cucumber and raw mango into fine pieces. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make pachadi. Enjoy a cup full of healthy pachadi :)

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Apart from the chedhu pachadi we also made Sukhi or Suzhiyan or Suvunta. Its a pulse based sweet filling dipped in batter and deep fried to make sweet fritters.

Find the recipe here - Sukhi.
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Power cuts in chennai makes us get back to old age cooking gadgets :) We used the stone grinder this morning to grind the pulse filling.

Written by: Nithya
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24 comments:

indianspicemagic said...

Happy ugadi to you and family

Sudha Sabarish said...

Ugadhi Subakanshalu to u and ur family Nithi.

Arch said...

Happy Ugadi to you and your family...We also celebrate by eating neem leaves with jaggery, signifying that we accept the bitter with the sweet on the first day of the year !!

sanjeeta kk said...

Happy Ugadi..may the festival brings all the good luck & prosperity to your new home and family!
Hugs.
Lite Bite

notyet100 said...

Happy festival,,,that pachdi looks so yum,,:)

Priya Sreeram said...

festive greetings nithi ! wishes to u & family

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Happy Ugadi Nithya! Actually the dish sukhi has another name too... Susiyam we call..once I poured hot jaggery into the boiled Bengal gram dal and the pooranam became loose...Somehow managed by adding Flour of roasted gram to it and the pooranam became thick....we enjoyed delicious susiyam(sukhi) that day!

Vrinda said...

Happy Ugadi to u and family ,Enjoy..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy Ugadi to you and your family.

Az said...

great clicks... Happy Ugadi to you and your family...

Kavitha Bhargav said...

Nice clicks. Sweet must have tasted very good because of 'the treasure'

http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.in/2012/03/ugadi-wishes.html

Anu said...

Happy ugadi. Even though its harder of doing work due to power cut, i live those traditional ammi and ural.

Alpana said...

Happy Ugadi to You as well. Awesome preparations......Bookmarked.

Kalyani said...

Happy Ugadi to u & and ur family .......

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Happy Ugadi !!

ANU said...

wow worth all the effort with a stone grinder....awesome dear...luv the pics..

anubhavati said...

Lovely pics Nithya. Happy Ugadhi to you..this time Thala Ugadhi as they call it here in Madras! Adding cucumber is a completely new ingredient...and poppy seeds too..I guess every home has their own version! I also loved yuor little silver cup..

Shobha

manjooo said...

happy ugadhi..... nice recipe...

radha said...

Ugadi celebrated in the right spirit in your new home. Many years of happiness ahead to you and your family.

Zareena said...

Lovely post and belated ugadi wishes dear.

Mahek said...

Such breathtaking pictures , I love the katori where you have served your food so traditional and pretty ..
It gives the picture a festive and holy look
WONDERFUL...

Chitz said...

Happy Ugadhi to u & ur family.. Found ur blog thru CFG.. Glad to be ur new follower..

Durga Karthik. said...

Wish you a Happy Ugadi and loved the picture of stone grinding. Reality faced with passion makes life easier and happier.

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