India is a country full of celebrations. Ugadi is a celebration of the new year in south India, by people from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana state in India. People come together to celebrate this day and with great enthusiasm and fun. The Sindhis celebrate the day of Ugadi as their New Years Day; however, they call it Cheti Chand. Ugadi is one of the majorly celebrated historical festivals. In Karnataka, the festival is called Yugadi whereas Ugadi in Andra and Telangana. Ugadi aka the New Year's Day is the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra and usually falls in March or April of the Gregorian calendar. One important aspect of the celebration Ugadi is fantastic food. People celebrating Ugadi prepare some mouth-watering, traditional recipes that we all should learn and make at home. Ugadi 2019 Date and Significance: Chaitra Sukladi Celebrations and Customs Associated With the Hindu New Year.

Here are a few traditional Ugadi Recipes:

Traditional Obbattu Recipe

One of South India's famous foods is Obbattu. They are prepared on all special occasions such as Ugadi/Yugadi across many regions of Karnataka. With ingredients like All Purpose Flour, Water, Coconut Oil, Turmeric Powder, Toor Dal, Split Chickpeas, Jaggery, Grated Coconut, Ghee etc. this food can easily be prepared.

Traditional Obbattu Recipe Video:

Suryakala Sweet Recipe

This sweet dish is extremely popular and is usually made during Ugadi to spread some sweetness. With simple ingredients such as khoya, all-purpose flour, sugar and some nuts, this easy recipe super fun to make.

Suryakala Sweet Recipe Video:

Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi Pachadi is a drink made out of a mixture Neem Buds/Flowers, Jaggery, Raw Mango etc. It is said that each of the flavours explains the essence of our lives.

Ugadi Pachadi Recipe Video:

Crispy Punugulu Recipe

This crispy snack is another food item you can make this Ugadi. Not only does it taste yummy; it also comes with an excellent chutney or dips to make it taste even better. With ingredients such as Urad Dal, Rice and all-purpose flour, etc. you can make this item easily at home.

Crispy Punugulu Recipe Video:

Here are some Ugadi messages you can send to your loved ones:

It is festivals like these that we get a chance to witness some incredible cultural exchange, in terms of foods and traditions. India being such a diverse country, rich in traditional cultures, we still have so much to learn.

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