BEVU BELLA UGADI (Ugadi Pachadi in Karnataka)

Banglore (Karnataka) [India], March 23: Bevu Bella literally means neem leaves and jaggery and is a preparation made on the occasion of the auspicious Kannada new year. Pavithra Halkatti, Businesswoman, Lawyer, Educationist & Philanthropist, share her recipe for the occasion. “The ingredients used in Bevu Bella Ugadi symbolise different emotions/experiences happiness, anger, sadness, fear, disgust, and surprise. Having this Ugadi Pachadi on New Year’s day signifies that we should accept all emotions and experience tranquillity.”



1 tbsp Neem Flowers

4 tbsp Jaggery

3 Green chillies

1-2 Raw Mangoes, chopped

Tamarind juice as per taste

Water as required

Salt to taste

Coconut, grated or finely chopped (optional)


Take a large bowl with chopped raw mangoes and green chillies.

Add Neem Flowers and grated Coconut.

Now add Salt, Jaggery, and Tamarind juice and mix all ingredients well with the required quantity of water.

Add grated/ chopped Coconut and mix well.

The Bevu Bella Ugadi is ready to serve.

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