Food luvrs

It is said that way to mans heart is through his stomach so to impress Ur dear ones i would like to share some of my recipes which are konkani and also non Konkani traditional food. I have learn t them from different people, books, watching different TV programs, internet etc due to my interest in cooking and the guidance from my dearest Mom. I must admit most part of inspiration has come to me from my mother who is an excellent cook. i know i cant match with her still i would like to do good cause of sharing the recipes thr my blog and would be happy to hear success stories from you who have tried recipes posted here. It would be my pleasure, if you’ve benefited in some way by what you read on this blog.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wish u a very happy Ugadi

Yugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. IPA from yuga + aadi, yuga means era, aadi means start, so Yugadi is "the start of an era". The eating of a specific mixture of six tastes Bevu-Bella , symbolizes the fact that life is a mixture of different experiences (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, disgust, surprise) , which should be accepted together and with equanimity through the New Year.
The special mixture consists of:
  • Neem Buds/Flowers for its bitterness, signifying Sadness
  • Jaggery and ripe banana pieces for sweetness, signifying Happiness
  • Green Chilli/Pepper for its hot taste, signifying Anger
  • Salt for saltiness, signifying Fear
  • Tamarind Juice for its sourness, signifying Disgust
  • Raw Mango for its tang, signifying Surprise
so i wish to all Navve varsache shubhashyay
  These are the dishes we prepare at home for Ugadi...


  1. it would be nice if u could post the recipes of the varieties in the above pic...pls do post some konkani recipes too..dr. kalpana rao

  2. yes sure kalpana.. actually i forgot to click the pic of food that i prepared so just got the same menu pic from my sister...