Ugadi festival recipes | Karnataka ugadi recipes | Yugadi recipes of Karnataka

The term "Ugadi" is derived from the Sanskrit word "Yugadi". Where "Yuga" translates to new period and "aadi" translates to the beginning. So Yugadi means starting of a new yuga or new period. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar. Yugadi or Ugadi falls on "Chaitra Shudhdha Paadyami" or the first day of the bright half of the Indian month of Chaitra. This generally falls in late March or early April of the English calendar.

People buy new clothes to enjoy the spirit of Ugadi. Ugadi is celebrated by decorating the temples with fresh flowers and fresh mango leaves. Most people also decorate their homes and puja rooms with flowers and mango leaves.

On Ugadi, New panchanga (Hindu calendar) is worshipped and bevu-bella is consumed. Ugadi is also celebrated as Hindu new year. There are so many rituals, which varies from region to region. Also different dishes are prepared to celebrate Ugadi. Again the recipes or cuisine varies from region to region. We have listed few ugadi recipes here and we keep updating this.