Ugadi Feast

Finally, I found some time to post the recipes of Ugadi platter. These were the items my Mom used to prepare, so tried my best to do everything. Items are from left..Salt, Kossambhari(moong dhal salad), Hullikayi Palya (Beans fry). Thondekayi Palya, Aloo Fry, Halasandi Vade(Black Eyed Peas),Mosaru Pachadi(Raita), Payasa, Burfi, Obbattu(Puran Poli), Mavinakayi Chitaranna (Raw Mango rice), Rice and Obbattu Saru.
Ingredients: Moong dhal – 2 Tb sp Carrot – ¼ cup (grated) (optional) Cucumber – ¼ cup (chopped to small pieces) Chili – 1 Hing – 1 pinch Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp Coconut – 1 Tb spoon(optional) Coriader leaves Curry leaves Lemon juice – 1 tsp Oil Salt
  • Wash moong dhal and soak in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Then drain all the water, add grated carrot and cucumber.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, hing and chillies.
  • Fry for a minute and add to moong dhal.
  • Mix in coriander leaves, coconut and lemon juice.
  • Add salt just before serving. If you add before, it will become watery.
Thodekayi Palya: You can find the recipe for this here.

Hullikayi Palya:

Ingredients: Beans – 1 lb (chopped very small) Channa dhal – 1 tsp Urad dhal – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp Onion – 1 medium (chopped finely) Coconut – Optional Sambar powder / Vangibath powder – 1tsp (adjust accordingly) Coriander leaves Salt Oil Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds; when it splutters, add channa dhal, urad dhal.
  • When it turns to golden brown, add onion and curry leaf and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add beans, add sambar powder and salt.
  • Mix well, cover and allow it to cook on low flame.(do not add water)
  • Stir occationally.
  • When fully cooked, add coconut and sprinkle coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

Aloo Fry:

Ingredients: Potato – 2 big Onions – 1 big (chopped) Chilli powder – ½ - 1 tsp Coriander powder – 1tsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Cumin powder – ¼ tsp Ginger paste – 1 tsp Garlic paste – 1tsp Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp Coriander leaves Oil Salt Method:
  • Cut potatoes into half, add little salt and boil it.
  • After it has boiled cut into medium pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add onions and fry till till golden brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • In a small bowl, add all the powders, salt and mix with 3 Tb spoon water.
  • Add the powder water to the onions and fry for a min on low flame (Do not fry till dry).
  • Then add the cubed potatoes and mix well with the masala.
  • When it has mixed thoroughly, sprinkle coriander leaves and serve.

Mosaru Pachadi /Raita:


Red onion – 1 small (chopped length wise) Tomato – 1 small (chopped to small pieces) Coriander leaves Yogurt – ½ cup (beaten by adding 2 Tb spoon water) Salt

  • Mix all the above ingredients and serve.

Halasandi Vade / Black Eyed Peas Vada:

Ingredients: White Halasandhi / Black Eyed Peas – 1 cup Onion – 1 medium (chopped finely) Dill – ¼ cup (finely chopped) Ginger – ½ inch Garlic – 4 -5 cloves Chilies – 2-3 (according to spice) Cloves – 2 Cinnamon – ½ inch Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Coriander leaves Salt Oil Method:
  • Soak Peas in water overnight.
  • Drain the water and grind peas along with ginger, garlic, chilies, cloves, cinnamon and cumin.
  • Do not add too much water.
  • After grinding, add dill, coriander, onions and salt to it and mix well.
  • Heat oil, take a little dough in your hands, flatten and drop in oil.
  • Fry till golden brown both sides.
  • After frying drain on paper towel and serve.

Semiya Payasa:


Semiya – ½ cup Milk Sugar Cashew Raisins Cardamom -1 Ghee Saffron


  • Fry Vermicelli in ghee until it is golden brown.
  • Add milk and allow it to boil.
  • When it has boiled, add sugar, powdered cardamom and saffron.
  • Then heat ghee in a pan, fry cashew and raisin till brown and add it to semiya.
  • Serve hot or chilled.

PS: I have not used any measurements. You can adjust according to your taste. Adjust the milk and sugar accordingly.

Mavinakayi Chitaranna /Raw Mango Rice:

Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups (sona masuri - cooked) Raw Mango - 1 medium sized (grated) Green chilies - 3-4: For Tampering: Oil - 3 Tb spoon Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Urad dhal – 1 Tb spoon Channa Dhal / Chickpeas – 1 tsp Ground Nuts - 1 Tb spoon Turmeric – ¼ tsp (accordingly) Asafetida - 1 pinch Curry leaves - 1 strand Gtampering:rated coconut - 1/4 cup (optional) Coriander Leaves / Cilantro Cashew – 1 Tb spoon Method:
  • Spread cooked rice and let it cool. This is very important as hot rice will break easily while mixing.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.
  • When it splutters, add ground nuts, cashews, urad dhal, channa dhal & fry till golden brown.
  • Then add green chillies, curry leaves & sauté for few minutes.
  • Add the grated mango & sauté it for 20secs. (do not fry for too long).
  • Then add turmeric and asafetida.
  • Pour this tempering on the rice; add salt, grated coconut & coriander leaves.
  • Mix them thoroughly & gently. Ensure that there are no lumps.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.


  • Make sure that the rice is not mushy.
  • Raw mangoes, which we find in India, are very sour, but the one which we find here are not too sour. So, this chitranna tastes good if mango is little sour.
  • If the mango is not too sour, either add little lemon juice or add one more grated mango.


You can find the recipe for this 'here'.

Obbattu / Puran Poli:

You can find the recipe for this 'here'.

Obbattu Saru:

This is a rasam made from the filtered water of dhal used for puran poli. It tastes delicious as the days goes by..


Jeera / Cumin – 1 sp Methi seeds– ¼ tsp Pepper – ½ tsp Red chillis – 4-5 (according to your spice) Garlic – 7-8 Dry coconut – ¼ cup Curry leaves – 2 strands Mustard seeds – ½ tsp Coriander leaves Tamarind – lemon size Asafetida - pinch Ghee


  • After draining all the water of the boiled dhal for puran poli, add 2 strands of curry leaves to the water and allow it to boil on low flame.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water.
  • Fry jeera, pepper, garlic and methi separately by adding a little ghee till you can smell the aroma of each while frying.
  • Fry red chilies, then off the stove and then fry coconut just with the heat of the pan.
  • Then grind all the fried items.
  • Add the paste to the dhal water, then add tamarind water and add water according to the thickness.
  • Add a little hoorana to it; add salt and allow it to boil.
  • Heat ghee in a pan; add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add asafetida and 2 byadige chilies.
  • Mix the tampering to the liquid and boil.
  • The more you boil, more flavor it releases.
  • Serve with rice, ghee and vada.(this is my fav combination).
  • It tastes better everytime you boil for the next 2-3 days.

PS: Adjust the spices according to your taste and quantity.

Thondekayi Palya and Halasandi Vade goes to Cococooks who is guest hosting "MLLA-10th helping", an event which is started by Susan.

Mavinakayi Chitranna, goes to Smitha's "Colors of taste-Flavored Rice" event.

Thondekayi Palya, Hulli kayi Palya, Aloo Fry goes to "WYF-side dish" event hosted by EasyCrafts.


Have a happy and healthy weekend..


Vibaas said...

Wow! What a feast!! Each and every one of them look sooooo yummy. Delicious spread!

Cham said...

Happy Rama navami Aswini! For ugadi, i made only obattu and urad dhal vada! All ur dishes are extremly appetizing!

Madhu said...

Ugadi oota tumba ruchiyagide, triple sweet.. guess your celebrations was fabulous.
Happy Ramanavami to you too.

Suparna said...

Hi Ashwini,
Habbada oota madidashte santhosha aaitu :) nimma post nodi. Brilliantly presented, baleyele spread looks very traditional. Ur effort is applaudable :)
Snaps are lovely. Obbatu saaru recipe gottirlilla. Thanks for that. Hope u had a great ugadi feast.
Happy Raam Navami to u and ur family!

Prathibha said...

wow ashwini....feast to the eyes....remembering my Mom's preparation for the festival...especially obbattu saaru..even i love it

Priya said...

Delicious platter Ashwini...everything in same post, thats a great work..Happy rama Navani to u too!!

Shree said...

Great Thali.. Ivathu namma maneli saha almost same adige :) will post mine sometime today.. Happy Ramanavami to you too :)

Keerthana said...

wow! how did you make all of that? they all look simply superb ashwini..hats off to you!

sowmya said...

lovely thali..aftre seeing so many ugadi tempted to make asimilar one for tamil new year coming soon..

Sia said...

simply gorgeous!

Ammu said...

Wow! good treat for my eyes too.. Really nice to see all wonderful recipes in one spot. Lovely dishes.

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Lord! Did you make all this. I would love to eat them from the banana leaf. Good Job.Made me feel happy just looking at it.

Asha said...

OHO! Enri, Jabardast aagide habbada oota! :)

Each one is better than the other, great selection. I made about half of your thali. Good job. Matte Ram Navami ootaana? :D

Meera said...

Wow, what a great spread!!!

Maya said...

Simply delicious, one is better than the other..Great job Ashwini, and happy RamaNavami to you too!

Deepa Hari said...

Wow...what a wonderful feast Ashwini?...looks very inviting...loved all the dishes.

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. delicious spread! Looks like a round-up! Gr8 work!

Padma Gopinath said...

First time visited......Ur blog is awesome......!!! wow.. ur ugadi feast looks delicious & yummy, nimma adige recipe's mouthwatering :-)

Uma said...

wonderful spread Ashwini! Can't take my eyes off those yummy dishes. Wish I was there for lunch at your home :)

n33ma said...

wow what a great oota.......almost like a wedding oota.Everything looks good.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Baleyele in US?Bayalli neeru bartha edhe nodi..Well presented Ash..Great job!

Smitha said...

What a wonderful feast. You have out in so much energy into this post. Hats off!

Varsha Vipins said...

Ayoo..Too much dear..This is just a marvellous feast..seeing this am feeling immensely hungry,even after my lunch..Each of them looks super fab..great work ,,!!!

Food Fanatic said...

belated happy ugadi...very appetizing pictures! i wish i lived near you lol would love to eat all you cooked :)

Hema said...

Wonderful feast Ashwini! Each item looks so yummy!!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow wish i was your neighbour.....Tempting and alluring platter.....droolworthy.....

Archy said...

What a feast yaar !! My mouth is watering looking at all traditional dishes !!

Red Chillies said...

What a fabulous spread. I don't know how you manage to cook all these varieties. But it looks great and hope you and your family had a great ugadi feast.

♥Rosie♥ said...

This is such a beautiful feast of eye catching dishes.

Yasmeen said...

Yum Yum!I'm all hungry now:)

Purva Desai said...

Tempting Feast......simply love all the dishes served and liked the presentation as well

ARUNA said...

Hi Ashwini.....looks like a mega feast.............very colorful and impressive!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

i have come to the mood of having this tradtional rich feast... wat function comes next i ll come there.. be ready to feed my growling tummy dear.

Deepa Hari said...

Hi Ashwini,

I posted the roundup for "CFK-Potato"....Do check it out.

Kumudha said...

Everything looks so "YUM"

Thank you for sharing lovely recipes!

Meenal Mehta said...

amazing spread Ashwini:)

Chitra said...

Thats a yummy platter,love all the dishes and are new to me:)will soon try ur rasam first:)

sandhya said...

Beautiful feast Ashwini.Each one of them looks mouthwatering!:))
I like ur black eyed peas vada/Obbattu recipe, will give a try.Thank u for sharing...

Aparna said...

That's quite a festive spread you've cooked up.

Pooja said...

Delicious spread..yummy..

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy Ugadhi dear. What an elobirate spread, I admire your hard work...everything seems nice and unique. Very authentic.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow that is a great deal of food... Oh I wish I was your neighbor... Lucky atleast I got the recipes... My first visit here... shall keep visiting you...

Cynthia said...

Am I invited? :)

EC said...

Each dish looks so good and tempting, that I would have got confused if offered all of them at the same time...thanks for participating

Mangala Bhat said...

wow !Thats soo inviting ....wonderful feast ..:) looking great :)

Food Fanatic said...

love everything makes me hungry

Susan said...

What an incredible array of dishes! I can only get this variety when I visit a buffet in an Indian restaurant, but I'm sure it cannot compare to these lovely homemade recipes.