Ugadi Bevu is a type of paste made with a mixture of neem buds, jaggery, tamarind, raw mango and dryfruits. It is a traditional dish that is prepared during the celebration of Ugadi, which is the New Year's Day for people in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka.
The word "bevu" in Kannada language means bitter, and the addition of neem buds gives this dish a slightly bitter taste, which is believed to symbolize the ups and downs of life. On the other hand, the addition of jaggery, tamarind, raw mango, and dryfruits, gives it a sweet and tangy flavor.
It is believed that eating Ugadi Bevu on the New Year's Day helps to purify the blood and improve digestion. It is also said to be a natural remedy for various ailments, including skin problems, and is believed to help boost immunity.
Ugadi Bevu is usually served with Ugadi Pachadi, which is a mixture of six different tastes - sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy, and astringent - representing the different aspects of life. Together, Ugadi Bevu and Pachadi form an essential part of the Ugadi festival celebrations.
This kit contains dry fruits needed to prepare Ugadi bevu
Almonds, Cashewnuts, Raisins/khismish, Khaskhas(poppy) seeds, Ajwaan, Wallnuts/akrot, Watermelon seeds, Chiranji, Kyar beej, Jawatri, Souf, Sugarcandy, Pista, Cardamom, Dates.