Get yourself these Ugadi festival specialties from any Indian Grocery Storesby Anjali Seth Working
Ugadi, celebrated on the 6th of April is the New Year’s day for people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana states in India. It is also known as Yugadi and/or Telugu and Kannada New Year. To commemorate the beginning of a happy new year, let’s move on to food recipes that form an imperative part of the festival. These five Ugadi Festival Recipes are not just yummy in taste but add a sense of belonging to one’s that make them with the heart and soul. Without further ado, let’s move onto the recipes for Ugadi.
- Tamarind Rice: One of the much awaited recipes for Ugadi, the tamarind rice is simple and easy to create. Here’s what you need to do - Heat oil in a deep fan on medium flame and add mustard seeds to it when hot. Let it sizzle. Then add dried red chillies and curry leaves. Next add some peanuts and tamarind water. Let it simmer for a minute or two before you add haldi, salt, jaggery and freshly ground spices and condiments. Cook it till it produces a paste like consistency. Add cooked rice to this mixture and cook for another 10 minutes before you serve it to your friends and folks.
- Butter Murruku: For fans of deep fried items, Butter Murruku stays special. And if you are up for ugadi festival recipes, then why not try out some easy-peasy butter murruku. Here’s what you would need to buy from an for your home-made personalized murrukus: Rice Flour, Fried Gram, Besan, Soft Butter, Water, Asafoetida, Cumin / Sesame Seeds and oil.
- Medu Vada: Every south Indian food lover’s 1st choice is a south indian snack like Idli and Medu Vada. And to prepare some yummy Medu Vada, you need to start by soaking urad dal overnight. Then turn it into a paste the next day (if watery, add some urad dal flour or semolina to the mix). Next, add herbs, spices, onion, water and salt - as per your need. Put oil in a deep pan (kadai) and let it heat up. Next, add waters on your hands and start making round doughnut shape (with your thumb and palm) and put them in the oil. Let it fry until golden brown and then you are done!
- Payasam: For the Vermicelli payasam, you will need ghee, dry fruits, milk, sugar, cardamom powder, and sugar. You can easily find it at an stores and have them delivered at your doorstep. To make it, heat a pan on medium flame and add ghee. Next add cashew nuts and raisins and saute until it turns golden brown. Next, add vermicelli and stir for another 2 minutes. Once done, add milk, sugar and cardamom powder. Let it simmer on low flame until cooked completely.
Even though these dishes may not sound lavish or have a rich origin, they somehow manage to capture the true essence of the festival through these lip-smacking Ugadi Special Recipes.
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