Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy Ugadi and Gudi Padwa

Happy Ugadi and Gudi Padwa - Wish you all a very prosperous year ahead

Today is celebrated as the beginning of a new year as per the Hindu lunar calendar, and is celebrated by many communities in India, especially in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

It is customary to eat neem leaves and some jaggery / sugar to begin the year and accept anything sweet or bitter that comes our way, during the year ahead

puranpoli

I made puran poli, a roti with a sweet stuffing of bengal gram and jaggery and karatey phodi / bittergourd fritters as my sweet and bitter start to the year !

ugadithali

Apart from this, I also made chana ghashi - black chickpeas in a coconut masala, dali saar - a simple everyday yellow dal, and this tendle bibbe upkari / tindora with cashewnuts

We've just had our meal and am just too full to post the recipes now...Will post them in a couple of days

Wish you all a prosperous year ahead !

6 comments:

Nupur said...

What a lovely festive meal, Arch. I want to wish you and your family a very happy new year, with lots of the sweet and the very minimum of bitter.

Sayantani said...

first of all Ugadhi wishes to you. thats a very inviting festive meal you prepared...love the chana ghasi and puran poli. never made this poli and is in my to do list for a long time now.

suma said...

Happy Ugadi to you too! What a spread for the festival, all your dishes make me feel hungry, but I will dive straight into the puran poli, ghee and milk first!

Cham said...

Happy Ugadi and delicious Festive meal!

themustardseed said...

That platter looks delicious. I loved the look of your puran poli. They look so soft and tempting!

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