Special Recipes for Ugadi Festival – New Year Celebration


The auspicious occasion of Ugadi marks the beginning of a new year and one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. It is a festival that celebrates the renewed spirit of life and nature. It is the perfect time to gather all your loved ones and celebrate the vibrancy of this festival and its delicious traditional food. Here are 3 appetizing recipes that you can easily recreate at home this Ugadi –

Mamidikaya Pulihora

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 2 cups of cooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp of roasted peanuts and cashewnuts
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal and gram dal
  • 3 dry red chillis
  • 1/4 tsp hing and turmeric powder
  •  8-10 curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Heat some oil in a vessel (preferably heavy bottomed) and add mustard seeds. Once it starts crackling, add chana dal and gram dal and allow them to turn reddish-brown. Now add the turmeric powder, hing, curry leaves and red chillis. Toss it well for a minute.
  • To this, add the grate raw mango and mix it well. Allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes and add the peanuts and cashewnuts. Set this mixture aside.
  • Take a wide plate, spread the cooked rice evenly and sprinkle some salt on it. Now add the raw mango mixture to it and use your hands to mix all the ingredients well.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt accordingly.
  • Serve it hot with your favorite choice of pachadi.

Paruppu Payasam

Ingredients

  • 200ml warm coconut milk
  • 100ml warm milk
  • ½ cup soaked yellow moong dal
  • ¼ cup soaked chana dal
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh coconut
  • ½ cup chopped jaggery
  • 5-6 halved cashewnuts
  • 1 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Procedure

  • Heat the ghee on a low flame and add the cashewnuts. Roast it until it changes color and turns crisp. Turn off the flame and set it aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add chana dal and moong dal to it. Allow it to cook for 3-4 whistles and let it depressurize naturally. Drain the dals and transfer it to a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • To the vessel, add milk, coconut milk, green cardamom powder and jaggery. Simmer this mixture for a few minutes till the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Cook this mixture on a low flame and keep stirring it till it comes to a brisk boil.
  • Now garnish it with the roasted cashewnuts and serve it warm or cold.

Rava Kesari

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rava
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of warm milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp saffron
  • ½ cup of ghee
  • 8-10 halved cashews
  • 8-10 raisins
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom powder

Procedure

  • Roast the cashews and raisins in ghee for 1-2 minutes till it changes color. Set it aside.
  • Mix the saffron in one tablespoon of warm milk and let it stay soaked in it. Keep aside.
  • Heat some ghee in a pan and roast the rava on low flame till it turns slightly brown.
  • In a separate vessel, boil one cup of water. Add the roasted rava to it and keep stirring till the rava absorbs all the water and is non-lumpy.
  • To this, add sugar and half cup of warm milk and continuously stir it till the sugar dissolves completely and binds with the rest of the mixture.
  • Now add the soaked saffron and half a cup of ghee. Keep stirring this mixture and ensure that there are no lumps formed. Simmer it for another 3-4 minutes till the rava appears completely cooked.
  • Sprinkle green cardamom powder and add the roasted cashews and raisins. Mix it well and transfer it to a serving dish.
  • Serve it warm.

This Ugadi, celebrate the beginning of a new age with these mouthwatering dishes. Order all the necessary ingredients for these recipes from Heritage Fresh’s and you can also get them deliveredto your doorstep. Enjoy this year’s festivities with your family and friends, far from the worries of grocery shopping. Wish you all a very Happy Ugadi!

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