Ugadi Recipes | Celebrate the Telugu New Year (March 18, 2018)

Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, is a time of celebration with family and friends. This year, Ugadi falls on March 18, 2018. As with any festival, celebrations involve a lot of food. Here are a few Ugadi Recipes that will help you celebrate the festival with fun and fervour.

Ugadi Pachadi

All celebrations of Ugadi begin with the Ugadi Pachadi. Ugadi Pachadi is an amagamation of six tastes found in nature; sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, bitter, andsalty. The six tastes (shadruchulu) represent the various experiences we have in life, and having this pachadi first thing on new year reminds us that we should face life with equanimity.

Ugadi Pachadi - Shadruchulu
Ugadi Pachadi

Pulihora

Tangy rice that is a must for all festivities in Andhra. Here are a few different ways in which you can make it.

Chintapandu Pulihora | Andhra Tamarind Rice | Puliyodarai

Chintapandu Pulihora | Tamarind Rice

Nimmakaya Pulihora | Elumichai Sadam | Lemon Rice | Nimbu Chawal

Nimmakaya Pulihora or Lemon Rice

Kovil , Puliyodarai | Temple Pulihora | Tamaring Rice from the Temple

Kovil Puliyodarai or Temple Pulihora

Mammidikaya Pulihora | Raw Mango Rice

Mammidikaya Pulihora or Raw Mango Rice

Gongura Pulihora

Gongura Pulihora

Puli Aval | Chintapandu Atukula PulihoraPuli Aval | Chintapandu Atukula Pulihora

Nimmakaya Atukula Pulihora - Elumichai AvalNimmakaya Atukula Pulihora | Elumichai Aval

Some Other Festive Recipes with Rice 

Apart from Pulihora, here are some other traditional rice recipes.

Kobbari Annam | Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam

Kobbari Annam | Coconut Rice | Thengai Sadam

Daddojanam | Thayir Sadam | Dahi Chawal | Tempered South Indian Curd Rice

Daddojanam | Thayir Sadam | Dahi Chawal | Tempered South Indian Curd Rice

Usirikaya Annam | Nellikai Sadam

Usirikai Annam | Nellikai Sadam

Nuvulla Annam, Ellu Sadam, or Tilwale Chawal

Nuvulla Annam | Ellu Sadam | Sesame Rice

Tomato Annam, Tomato Rice or Thakkali Sadam

Tomato Annam | Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadam

Sweets for Ugadi

How can any celebration ever omit a sweet? Try these traditional recipes for Andhra sweets.

Obbattu, Bobbattu, Puran Poli or Holige

Obbattu | Bobbattu | Puran Poli | Holige

 Bellam Paravannam | Bellam Paramannam | Rice and Jaggery Payasam

Bellam Paravannam | Bellam Paramannam | Rice and Jaggery Payasam

Paramannam or Paravannam - Andhra Rice Kheer

Annam Paramannam | Rice and Sugar Payasam

Poornam Boorelu | Poornalu

Poornam Boorelu | Poornalu

Pesara Pappu or Pasi Paruppu Payasam, Moong Dal Kheer

Pesarapappu Payasam | Pasi Paruppu Payasam

Senaga Pappu Payasam | Kadala Parippu Payasam

Senaga Pappu Payasam | Kadala Parippu Payasam

Badam Payasam or Badam Kheer

Badam Payasam | Badam Kheer

Badam Halwa or Almond Halwa Recipe

Badam Halwa

Vegan Gasagasala Payasam, Gasagasala Payasam, Khus Khus Kheer, Poppy Seeds Kheer

Gasagasala Payasam | Gasagase Payasam | Poppy Seeds Kheer

A Bowl of Khus Khus Halwa | Gasagasala Halwa | Poppy Seeds Halwa

Khus Khus Halwa | Gasagasala Halwa | Poppy Seeds Halwa

Carrot Payasam | Carrot Kheer | Gajar ki Kheer

Carrot Payasam | Carrot Kheer | Gajar ki Kheer

Timmanam | Kobbari Payasam: A Rice and Coconut Kheer for Atla Taddi

Timmanam | Kobbari Payasam

Semiya Payasam, Semiya Kheer, or Vermicelli Pudding

Semiya Payasam | Vermicelli Payasam

Saggubiyyam Payasam, Sabudana Kheer or Sago Pudding

Saggubiyyam Payasam | Sabudana Kheer

Pal Payasam

Pal Payasam

Biyyam Pindi Bellam Undalu | Rice Flour Laddu

Biyyam Pindi Undalu | Rice Flour Laddus

Minapa Sunni Undalu - Udad Dal Laddoo or Laddu

Minapa Sunni Undalu | Udad Dal Laddu

Pesara Sunni is a laddu made with Moong Dal in Andhra Pradesh

Pesara Sunni | Moong Dal Laddu

Pineapple Kesari | Pineapple Sheera

Pineapple Kesari | Pineapple Sheera

Rava Kesari | Saffron Semolina Pudding

Rava Kesari | Saffron Semolina Pudding

 Ksheerannam is a wonderful rice and milk pudding made by cooking rice in milk.

Ksheerannam

Chandrakanta | Chandrakantalu Chandrakanta | Chandrakantalu
 Sojjappalu - Andhra Style Halwa Stuffed Puri

Sojjappalu – Andhra Style Halwa Stuffed Puri