Happy Yugadi/Ugadi to everyone… Yugadi habbada shubhashayagalu 🙂 And like every festival, food was the highlight of our celebration.
Our Yugadi celebration thali had:

Lemon rice – a simple flavourful dish where cooked rice is tossed with an easy tempering and a generous serving of lemon juice

Mysore rasam – Pigeon pea lentil or toor dal cooked with tomatoes and freshly ground spice mix

Dill stir fry – simple stir fry made with dill (sabbasige soppu) and boiled toor dal

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

Steamed rice

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

Kosambari – Carrot and split green gram Indian style salad

Ambode – or masala vada made with Bengal gram

Shavige payasa – or vermicelli kheer is a simple, humble dish that is perfect for festivals

Almond halwa – a royal, rich and delicious dessert that is perfect for festivals and celebrations

Badusha – or balushahi: flaky and crunchy from outside, soft and melt-in-mouth from inside, these Indian doughnuts are to die for!