Ugadi Pachhadi is a traditional prasadam made on Telugu and Kannada New Years that is made with a combination of six flavors signifying that life is a combination of different emotions and feelings.
It’s made with :
Neem flowers – for bitterness
Jaggery – for sweetness
Red chili flakes- for hotness
Salt – for saltiness
Tamarind extract – for sourness
Raw mango – for tang
There are some variations to the Pachhadi, depending on where you live in Andhra. Some of the ingredients that are added include cashews, cumin seeds, pepper instead of chilli flakes, putnalu, sliced banana.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Water: 1 1/2 cups
Raw mango : 3 tablespoons chopped
Neem flowers: 1 tablespoon
Jaggery: 3 tablespoons
Red chili flakes: one pinch
Salt: one pinch
Tamarind: size of a marble or 1 teaspoon extract
Wash and soak tamarind and get the extract.
Take only the neem flowers off the sprigs.
Add jaggery to water and make sure it is melted before adding all ingredients to it. Mix well.
Offer to God and then serve to your loved ones.