ugadi pachadi is one of the most important dish that is made during ugadi festival. ugadi is celebrated as new year in the states of karnataka, andhra pradesh and telangana. in maharashtra, this new year festival is known as gudi padwa.
ugadi pachadi comprises of 6 tastes that correspond with the 6 emotions of life.
the 6 ingredients that are added in ugadi pachadi and which correspond to the taste and emotions are:
tamarind for sour taste – unpleasantness
jaggery for sweet taste – joy or happiness
raw mango for tangy, astringent taste – surprise
neem flowers for bitterness – sadness
black pepper for spicy or hot taste – anger
salt for salty taste – fear
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