This was our Yugadi celebration thali. Yugadi/Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for Kannadigas. The name Yugadi or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): “the beginning of a new age”.

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Mysore rasam – Pigeon pea lentil or toor dal cooked with tomatoes and freshly ground spice mix. Our family favourite and DD’s soul food

Kosambari – Carrot and split green gram Indian style salad. Creates magic on your tastebuds

Mosarrana – Mosaru means yogurt and anna mean rice in Kannada. For a Kanadiga, the meal is complete without mosaranna

Beans palya – Beans cooked with mild spices and finished off with loads of coconut

Mavinakayi Chitranna – This is the highlight of our Yugadi celebration. Raw mango rice where cooked rice is tossed with a mix of raw mango, coconut and spices

Dahi vada – Split black gram (urad dal) fritters dunked in a spicy tangy yogurt mix

Besan laddu – Ghee roasted fram flour (besan) bound together with sugar. A delight for sweet lovers