>> Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Ugadi Pachadi is a mixture with all six tastes called as "Shadruchulu" , which is a mixture of Sweet,Sour,Bitter,Tangy,Spice and Salt. Ugadi Pachadi symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences and feelings like happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, surprises and fear, which should be accepted equally.
Tamarind Juice (for Sourness) - 1 cup
Raw Mango (for Tang) - skin peeled and finely cut into small pieces
Neem flowers ( for Bitterness)
Chilli Powder ( for Spice) - 1/4 spoon
Jaggery ( for Sweet) - 1 cup
Salt ( for saltiness) - 1/4 spoon
In a bowl, mix all the above ingredients.
Here's wishing you all A Very Happy Ugadi.
NOTE : In case you don't get Neem Flowers, you can substitute with Bitter Gourd.