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Ugadi Pachadi , Bevu Bella Panakam, Ugadi or Gudi Padwa recipes, ram Navami and Ganesh Chaturthi recipes, Prasadam recipes, fasting, upvas and vrat recipes , Indian festival and food


Ugadi Pachadi or Bevu Bella Panakam is a festive drink that consists of 6 ingredients having 6 different tastes (sweet, sour, salt, spicy, pungent, and bitter). It symbolizes the ups and downs of life -  that one must accept all the flavors of experiences coming in this New Year.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, South Indian, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
Keyword fasting recipes, ganesh chaturthi, gudi padwa recipes, Navratri Recipes, Prasadam, prashad, ram navami, ugadi recipes, vrat recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kushi


  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind
  • 3 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Neem flower or Bevu
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper powder, to taste
  • 3 tablespoon Raw mango, chopped into pieces
  • 1 ½ cups Water


  • There is no proportion for this recipe. Adjust all the spices to your taste :-) Feel free to add more or less of these six ingredients to water and mix.
  • Soak the tamarind in ½ cup hot water till it softens.
  • Add jaggery to another 1 cup of water and stir till it melts.
  • Filter jaggery water through a strainer into a bowl to remove any impurities. Using the same strainer, filter the tamarind pulp to the same bowl as jaggery.
  • To this add neem flower, salt, pepper powder, and raw mango chunks.
  • Ugadi pachadi is ready. Offer this to God in form of naivedyam and serve your family and friends.


  • If you live outside India or if fresh neem flowers are unavailable where you stay, simply add dried neem leaves or any bitter-tasting ingredient like methi seeds (fenugreek) or methi powder.
  • If you don’t prefer adding raw mango chunks, you can grind it and add it along with tamarind water.
  • Dry fruits, coconut chunks, and whole spices can be added to enhance the flavor of the drink if required.
  • Instead of soaking tamarind in hot water, you can even use tamarind pulp if desired.