Ugadi Special Pachadi – Recipe and Symbolism

At Farmizen, we are all foodies and festival time means overload of mouthwatering food! The famous Ugadi Pachadi has special significance and symbolism.

The six tastes of this pachadi are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and spicy. These ingredients reflect the six aspects or emotions of life. Here is the significance of these tastes in Ugadi Pachadi.


This ingredient has a bitter taste and hence it symbolizes the bitterness of life.


This imparts a sweet taste to the dish and symbolizes happiness in life.


It has a sour taste and it reflects the unpleasant phase of life.


The tangy taste of the raw mango symbolizes the unexpected and the surprises in life.


The salty taste signifies the fear, the unknown.


The red, hot chilli signifies the anger and outbursts in life.



-Soak tamarind in water for about 40 minutes to 1 hour. Then squeeze the tamarind pulp and keep it aside. In a bowl, add this tamarind pulp.
-Later add ⅓ cup water to this bowl containing the tamarind extract or pulp.
-Add ¼ cup chopped jaggery.
-Mix very well with a spoon so that the jaggery dissolves.
-Then add ⅓ cup finely chopped raw mangoes and 2 tablespoons neem flowers.
Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder. Mix very well.


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