Ugadi or Gudi Padwa is considered an auspicious day in peninsular India. It is the first day of the springtime month and brings the dawn of a new year. The word gudi is symbolic of a victory banner raised to celebrate the coming of a new year.The New Year feast is a variety of sweets and savouries and the day’s highlight is the reading of the new planetary conjuctions and the star positions.

dry fruits
Kheer, Tamil New Year, Ugadi

Dry Fruits Payasam

Ingredients: Almonds – 15 Cashewnuts – 15 Raisins – 15 Seedless Dates – 10 Milk – 2 1/2 cups Method: 1. Soak the dates, raisins, cahsewnuts and almonds in 1/2 cup of milk. 2. Peel the almond skins. 3. Grind the dry fruits to a fine paste. 4. Add this […]