Ugadi Pachadi Recipe

Ugadi pachadi is prepared to signify a balanced life with each taste signifying an element in human life. Neem flowers for bitterness, signifying Sadness, Jaggery for sweetness, signifying Happiness. Green Chilli for spice, signifying Anger, Salt for saltiness, signifying Fear, tamarind for sourness, signifying Disgust, Raw Green Mango for its astringent, signifying Surprise.
According to Ayurveda there are 6 tastes. Each taste has its significance on the Doshas of the body.
Sweet: Soothes and satisfied the body, also builds body mass. Balances Vata and Pitta doshas, excess aggravates Kapha dosha
Sour: Stimulates the appetite and aids digestion ,balances Vata, aggravates Pitta and Kapha
Salty: Enhances the appetite, enhances other tastes, balances Vata, excess increases Kapha and Pitta elements
Pungent: Promotes sweating and clears the sinus passages, balances Kapha, excess irritates Vata and Pitta.
Bitter: Detoxifying to the system, balances Kapha and Pitta, excess increases Vata and causes gas or indigestion
Astringent: balances Kapha and Pitta, excess intake increases Vata
Balancing all these flavors in the daily food keeps a man free of disease.
Preparation time:10 minutes
Serves:1 cup of chutney

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of fresh raw mango grated along with the skin
1/2 teaspoon neem  flowers(vepa puvvu)
2 tablespoon grated jaggery
1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/4 teaspoon finely minced green chili
1-2 pinches salt
Procedure:
1.Take all the ingredients in a bowl.

2.Add 1 cup water and mix until jaggery is dissolved.
Tips:
If you can handle more bitter and spice you can add more neem leaves and chili
Unlike other chutneys,this one is eaten by itself.
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One Comment Add yours

  1. Inika says:

    Nice presentation of the Ugadi Pachadi. The pictures are neat and clean. Happy Ugadi !

    Like

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