Ugadi Pachadi, a special made on this day is served without fail. Ugadi Pachadi is a blend of the six tastes nature has to offers us, traditionally called as "shadruchulu". The six tastes are:
Teepi - Sweet
Pulupu - Sour
Chedu - Bitter
Vagaru - Tart
Karam - Hot
Uppu – Salt
Lemon sized Tamarind
1 cup jaggery
1 Raw Mango
2 tsp Neem flowers or ½ tsp mustard powder
1 cup sugarcane strips or 2 bananas
Sugarcane juice : Optional
¼ tsp Red chili powder
¼ tsp Salt
Soak tamarind in hot water and extract juice using less water. Where available use sugarcane juice instead of water to make tamarind juice.
Grate jaggery into powder. Peel and cut mango into small pieces.
If using sugarcane peel the outer cover and cut into 1” pieces. Or if using bananas peel and cut into circles.
Take tamarind juice in a bowl add mango pieces, jaggery, Neem flower or mustard powder, sugarcane pieces or banana circles, chili powder, salt and mix well.