Ugadi & Talimpu Anniversary

4 Apr

Ugadi Pachadi.

It is very hard to write about Talimpu but i will try to share a little bit about it and the people behind it. It’s been 4 long years since i started Talimpu. I remember the day i called my parents to suggest me a name for the food blog, the day i had to post Talimpu recipe from an airport, the numerous days i dragged my husband to malls for bowls shopping and those days when i was extremely sick but had a tiny bit of energy to prepare a recipe for Talimpu. Each recipe has a story behind it and people behind it. Whatever the story is I always tried to keep the Indian note in each of the recipes with simple and fresh ingredients. I hope Talimpu helped you in preparing a quick recipe or at least helped you in bringing new twists to your recipes. I hope your family had as much fun as my family had while making and tasting a Talimpu recipe. I managed to keep Talimpu alive posting a recipe almost everyday (1350+ recipes as of today).
Hopefully i will have the energy and time to do the same in the coming years. Please support talimpu by visiting the website and most importantly by adapting recipes from it.
Finally, Thanks to all those people who not only took time to visit Talimpu but also to share their experience.
Thanks to internet friends who keep sending wonderful recipes through email just for the sake of Talimpu.
Thanks to all my friends, parents, in laws and other family members who saved those special recipes and had the heart to give it out for Talimpu.
Thanks to my cousin Tez for being there from the start and helping me with Talimpu coding.
Thanks mom and dad for Talimpu.
And a very special thanks to my husband for all his support and most importantly for surviving in spite of all the food experiments and explosions.

Happy Talimpu Anniversary and a very Happy Ugadi to you.

Ugadi Pachadi is a combination of 6 tastes. Bitter / Chedu (from neem flowers), Sweet / Teepi (from jaggery), Sour / Pulupu ( from tamarind), Salty / Uppu ( from salt), Spicy / Karam ( from green chile) and ogaru / astringent (from tender mango).
Makes: around 4 Servings of Ugadi Pachadi.


Neem Flowers 1 tbsp
Raw Mango 4 Tbsps (chopped)
Ripe Banana 1 Small
Fresh Coconut 4 Tbsps
Jaggery 5 Tbsps (grated)
Tamarind 2 inch Sized Ball
Red Chili Powder a Pinch
Salt a Pinch

Method of preparation:

Soak tamarind in a cup of water and extract all the thick pulp.
Soak jaggery in the tamarind extract.
Wash and finely chop the mango discarding the seed.
Peel and slice banana into circles.
Finely chop the fresh coconut pieces.

Mix all other ingredients into tamarind and jaggery mixture.
Mix thoroughly and adjust all the above ingredients if required.
Serve a bowl full of ugadi pachadi.
Notes: If using banana, make sure to add it just before serving.

Suggestions: Adjust the amount of ingredients to make it more sweet, sour or spicy. Pluck the leaves of the neem flowers and add it for much milder bitterness.
Variations: Mashed banana can also be added to ugadi pachadi. You can also add chopped sugarcane, roasted chana dal, …
Other Names: Ugadi Pachadi.

40 Responses to “Ugadi & Talimpu Anniversary”

  1. Ganga April 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    I love your blog, it’s one of the best around. I always look forward to your next post. Happy anniversary.

  2. Tez April 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Congratulations !!!!!!!!!! 4 Years is a very long journey and posting 6 out of every 7 days is outstanding…. You make talimpu simply stand unique not only by posting special recipes but also with mouth-watering pictures. The picture composition, quality, colors, bowls….. they are awesome…. keep going raji…. and last but not least….
    ********** Happy UGADI **********

  3. harini-jaya April 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Happy Ugadi to u too..and Hearty congratulations..Keep the recipes coming!!

  4. Ashwini Vanmali April 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Happy Ugadi to you too. I really love your blog. u have an amazing creativity in cooking. I love your excitement in experimenting. U try every permutation and combination with veggies and i love that.
    Good Luck.

    Hey if possible plz add an option to view more than 2 posts each page when we do a search.

  5. Ashwini Vanmali April 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

    Another thing. I love your talent in photography also:)

  6. shanthi April 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Congrats on your milestone and keep rocking. Happy ugadi

  7. Analog Eye April 4, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    Congratulations!!! Keep it up!

  8. Raji April 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    @Ganga thx. that means a lot to me. Thank you for all those wonderful tweets.
    @Tez thx ra. happy ugadi.
    @harini-jaya thank you so much.
    @Ashwini Vanmali happy ugadi to you as well. and thank you for the lovely comments. am glad you like the experiments and pics.
    how come search page is getting only 2? u meant the search in the header right? i like the browse page for most of my searches. see if it is helpful to you

    @shanthi thank you so much. happy ugadi to u
    @Analog Eye thanks jordi. thanks for dropping by.

  9. lakshmi April 4, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    Congratulations Talimpu for completing 4 years. I have been a regular visitor of from the past 3 years. Good going. Keep posting more recipes. By the way i won 2nd prize in cookery competition for chidva laddoo i prepared by following the recipe given in ur site with slight additions from my side. Thank u so much

  10. shyam April 5, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    Hi Raji

    Congrats on your blog anniversary! I’m constantly amazed at your ability to cook and post a recipe literally every single day – long may it last! Best wishes always, and congrats once again. Happy Ugadi too!

  11. Anil April 5, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    4 years ? Jeez ! Congratulations Raji !

  12. Priya April 5, 2011 at 5:10 am #

    Congrats on completing 4years, keep rocking Raji..

  13. Pallavi April 5, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    Congratulations on completion of 4 years 🙂 Though i have been following your blog since 2 years now but started cooking recently after i got married.Your blog has helped me a lot in cooking dishes with perfect taste. Thanks and keep on posting new recipes !!!

  14. Mounika April 5, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Hi Raji, a very Happy Ugadi and blog Anniversary , hope you celebrate many more. You are one of the few food bloggers who influenced my day – day cooking a lot in terms of using simple ingredients and spice combinations not overwhelming the dish. Many of the recipes are part of our dinner rotation now, thanks to you 🙂 I look forward to your blog update everyday. I never commented before, just wanted to say thank you on this occasion

  15. Geetha April 5, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Dear Raji,
    Congratulations on the 4 years of talimpu. My day ends checking talimpu. I am amazed by your tremendous effort. Wishing you many more years to come !!

  16. malini April 5, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    wow=—- 4 years, a great celebrations. congratulations. and belated happy ugadi.thank you for your healthy food blog.

  17. vamsi April 5, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    am very glad that i found your blog. I visit this site daily to see whats new. each recipe you post here is unique. whenever i have doubt while cooking something i simply open this site and search for the recipe am making in my room. My roommates and colleagues are great fans of my cooking. credit goes to you 🙂

    Thanks a lot.

  18. Diva April 5, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Happy Ugadi……………love your recipes

  19. padmaja ravindranath April 5, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    hi happy Ugadi,congratulations.I am a regularvisitor
    to your blog,and what ever to tryto do recieps,i am
    trying.its coming good.thanks .

  20. Raji April 5, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    @lakshmi thats awesome. congrats. u could have added powdered nuts like cashews and with ghee. thank you for sharing it with us

    @shyam thanks yaar. luv ur work too. happy ugadi. hope u had fun.
    @Anil jeez. 4 years. i feel the same. thanks for dropping by.
    @Priya thank you priya
    @Pallavi congrats and keep cooking the perfect tastes. glad talimpu could help. thanks for the wishes.

    @Mounika Simple and fresh ingredients can kick up the flavors like nothing else. glad talimpu could help you. am so happy they were part of your dinner rotation list. thank you for taking time to letting us know and for the wishes. have fun

    @Geetha thank you so much. a good way to end you day btw.
    @malini thank you so much and happy ugadi to you too
    @vamsi thats great. happy its working for you and thanks for making talimpu dishes. njoy
    @Diva thank you. happy ugadi
    @padmaja ravindranath thanks for being a regular visitor. happy that you are trying my recipes. thank you. happy ugadi

  21. Madhuri April 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Congrats Raji, Talimpu has been my quick stop for snack preparations. I always get inspired by the way you take simple ingredients and come up with so many easy to prepare dishes. I wish you and Talimpu all the success in the future.

  22. shravanthi rao April 5, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Congratulations Raji,

    I am very thankful to u and ur website as it helps me whenever i feel like there is a need of new and fresh recipes.
    A ton thanks to ur family members too for their support to u.. otherwise v vud have missed ur recipes .. 🙂

    Ugadi Subhakankshalu.

    Keep d good work going….!!!!

    Shravanthi Rao

  23. sudha April 5, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    hi raji congrats

  24. vijaya murthi April 5, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Raji , you are truly amazing ! Thanks for giving us a great site in Talimpu with easy to prepare good dishes ! The photos accompanying the recipe are so good !
    Ugadhi greetings to you as well as your very supportive family!
    Btw , you will be pleased to hear that I have introduced your site to many of my friends & relatives .
    Thanks for the great recipes site !

  25. Upendra April 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Dear Rajiji,
    Happy UGADI to you and family. It is very serious hard work whole week to post recipe and make every day something new and eat it for 4 years. Its a great effort by you and your family!
    I first look at Talimpu for any recipes I want it. As they are vegetarians recipes. Photos are lovely and eye catching. Wish you will many many more years interesting recipes!.

  26. Hari Chandana April 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Congrats on your blog anniversary raji !!!!!
    Thank you so much 🙂

  27. shameemferoze April 6, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    congrats for now n coming years fully too

  28. Pavani April 6, 2011 at 5:39 am #

    Hey Raji……. Great……… Congrats on completion of 4yrs of Talimpu……….. Belated Ugadi Subhakankshalu too…….. I take ur help regularly for giving my 5yr old son gud n healthy tastes……… thankyou nd wish you all the luck for the coming yrs……..

  29. Jincy April 6, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    Hi Raji,

    i am a first timer on your blog. I am glad that it happens to be Talimpu’s anniversary as well. Hearty Congratulations and Happy Ugadi.
    I was so bored of the routine cooking that i thought of getting some ideas and I just loved your site.
    Great work! Keep them coming.
    Thanks and best wishes 🙂

  30. Smitha April 6, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Hi Raji….
    Its so wonderful that this beautiful blog has completed 4 yrs…Wishing you and ur team many more years to come!..
    Ur blog is a true inspiration and is great collection of recipes. It really shows ur effort and continous work towards keeping it interesting with ur recipes!
    Happy Ugadi and happy 4 years of blogging!:))
    Smitha’s Spicy Flavors

  31. purvi April 6, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    it is fantastic site with recipes & wonderful photos also .best wishes .

  32. Meena April 6, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Raji,
    Congratulations to you and your family for successfully completing 4 years of eventful blogging ” Talimpu ” , which has benefited many followers like me. I compliment you for the beautiful presentation of a variety of recipes with amazing photographs. I wish you many more years of blogging. Belated Shubhakankshalu for Sri Khara nama Samvastara Ugadi.
    With best wishes.

  33. arundati seri April 7, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    congrats and happy ugadi

  34. sanjyot mathure April 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    Dear friend,
    hearty congratulations .
    keep it up.
    s v m

  35. sanjyot mathure April 8, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    all ingredients and proportion is v perfect,

  36. samrajya lakshmi April 8, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    4 days later i am sending my ugadhi subhakankshalu to raji the host of thalimpu & readers of thalimpu blog;.i am a new member to this blog but when i join in ur i am enjoing to view all ur recipes and tryed also. my heartfelt congratulatons for ur successful program .

  37. muktayi April 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    I was waiting to know the recipe of this dish and see I got it .thank you

  38. vilekha April 13, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    hi raji…belated ugadi wishes……….

    and congragulations on completeing four years………keep going….keep smiling

  39. Suseela April 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi Raji


  40. vinusha April 24, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    hi raji

    thanks for uploading the recepies daily. ureally great for uploading the recepies daily. The recepies r really amazing. it’s really a great blog for everyone can look after and cook.

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