Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi Pachadi

Ugadi Pachadi, a symbolic dish consumed during the Telugu and Kannada New Year, offers diverse health benefits. Its blend of jaggery, tamarind, neem flowers, raw mango, salt, and chili provides a mix of nutrients and flavors. Jaggery aids digestion and offers energy, while tamarind supports digestion and provides vitamin C. Neem flowers possess medicinal properties, contributing to immune function and detoxification.


  • 1 small raw mango
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • 2 tablespoons jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon neem flowers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water


Prepare the Ingredients:

  • Peel and chop the raw mango into small pieces.
  • Soak the tamarind paste in 1 cup of water and extract the tamarind juice. Discard any solids.

Mix the Ingredients:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped raw mango, tamarind juice, jaggery, neem flowers (if using), salt, and finely chopped green chili.


  •  If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can blend the mixture using a blender or food processor until smooth.

Adjust the Taste:

  • Taste the Ugadi Pachadi and adjust the sweetness, sourness, and spiciness according to your preference by adding more jaggery, tamarind, or chili as needed.


  • Transfer the prepared Ugadi Pachadi to a serving bowl.
  • Serve it as a side dish or accompaniment to your Ugadi meal.