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Meet The Chef
mtc Chef Lawrence
Vivanta by Taj- MG Road

Being a Kannadiga, Chef Lawrence talks about Ugadi celebrations, in his conversation with Explocity. He is a chef at Vivanta By Taj on MG Road.

Being a Kannadiga, what does Ugadi mean to you?
Ugadi is an occasion that signifies a new start for me and my family. A new beginning.

How do you celebrate it with friends?
Starting the day with oil bath, wearing new clothes, eating bevubella and giving

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Food Fetish
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Jayashree Acharya


Jayashree Acharya is a foodie from Mangalore who thinks Indian food is more than butter chicken and North Indian food. In conversation with Explocity, she talks about how they celebrate Ugadi in her house with Hossa Anna.

How do you celebrate Ugadi?

It’s traditionally a family affair. We make Hosa Anna. It’s coconut milk rice.

Are you a foodie?

Yes. I love trying new things.

What’s your favourite cuisine?

Indian. Variety of Indian. Not

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How To Celebrate Ugadi
Bevu Bella, a mixture of jaggery and neem leaves is eaten. This symbolises the flavours of life. It is a little bit sweet and bitter at times, this life.

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If you don’t already know how, then this is your guide on how to celebrate Ugadi. The New Year of Kannadiga and Telugu people falls on a different day every year since they follow the lunisolar calendar. This year the festival is on 29 March, 2017.

To bring in the New Year, houses are cleaned and new clothes are bought. People wake up early in the morning and start the day with a head bath and wear their new clothes. The outside of the house is cleaned and a fresh rangoli is put out as decoration.
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The Gateway Hotel Celebrates Ugadi
The meal is eaten on a banana leaf and is called “balle yelle oota”, and will be thus served at Karavalli. The meal starts with the symbolic jaggery and neem mixture. While life is sweet it is also bitter and we take in both aspects.

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The Gateway Hotel celebrates Ugadi, the New Year of the Kannadigas and Telugus. Karavalli at the Gateway Hotel on Residency Road has a festive lunch on 28 March for the occasion.

The meal is eaten on a banana leaf and is called “balle yelle oota”, and will be thus served at Karavalli. The meal starts with the symbolic jaggery and neem mixture. While life is sweet it is also bitter and we take in both aspects.

The meal is designed by Executive Chef Naren Thimmaiah. Some of the dishes are Kaalu Usli made with

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This Ugadi At Tiger Trail
This Ugadi at Tiger Trail there is a special menu for the festival or “Habba Oota” as the Ramada and Kannadigas call it.

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Tiger Trail At Ramada is known for serving cuisines where the tiger roams. In the south of India Ugadi is celebrated around the Vindhyas and the Kaveri river; also where the tiger roams. This Ugadi at Tiger Trail there is a special menu for the festival or “Habba Oota” as the Ramada and Kannadigas call it.

The menu will include dishes like Thair Vada,Majigai Ulli, Sakkaravelikizhangu  Salad, Kodi Merapukai Veppudu, Kori Kudapoori, Kavi Poo Varuvel, Palkatti Vangayathal, Bangaladumpa, Pudhina Sadam, Puliyogare, Noolkol Kootu, Paruppu Payasam, Bhadushai, Obbattu, Mysore Pak and more.

The meal is priced at Rs 549

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Literary Bite
“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” ― Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
~ Michael Pollan
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Janthikulu
Janthikulu or muruku is a South Indian snack that is traditionally a festival delight. Janthikulu is the Telugu version while muruku and chakuli is the Kannadiga...more
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Lalit Celebrates Goût de France

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Goût de France or Good France is a worldwide gastronomic fest that is catching up with cities across the world and in India too. 24/7 Restaurant at Lalit is all caught up and hosts the festival that celebrates French Cuisine and art de vivre. The art of French living starts with a French gourmet experience. The menu is designed by Chef Suvaranjan Banerjee. Sommelier Charles Donnadieu sets the menu to wine. The promotional menu is available only for dinner, from 7:30 to 11pm, till 26 March, 2017. What: Goût de France When: Till 26 March, 2017
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Celebrate Ugadi At Fairfield By Marriott

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Kava is the Indian and Continental restaurant, they will celebrate Ugadi at Fairfield by Marriott on Outer Ring Road. There is a special menu for the occasion and the festival menu is available for three days, from 27 to 29 March, 2017. On the menu are dishes like Minapa Garelu, Ugadi Pachadi, Vazapoo Vada, Bilikumbalakai Saaru, Amaravathi Kodi Pulao, Mammidikai Pappu, Bobbatlu, Panchamrutam, and more. The Ugadi menu is available for lunch on all three days. This menu is priced at Rs 799 plus taxes. For reservations, call Jyoti on 9513324141 or 080 71203040 or
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Verve At Royal Orchid Resort Celebrates Ugadi

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A special buffet is available at Verve as Royal Orchid Resort Celebrates Ugadi. The festival that commemorates the new year recommends the day starts with something sweet and bitter. Such is life. Jaggery and neem leaves are served to guest to start the meal off. Other dishes on the menu are Sabaki Dal Vada, Onion Bonda, Koshambri Salad, Green Salad, Ubat Rasam, Cabbage Palya, Kabuli Chana Poriyal, Nuggekai Kharbyaali, Garlic Rasam, Puliyodharai, Obbattu, Paruppu Payasam and Sabbasige Kheer. The meal is served in a buffet style and is available for lunch on 29 March, 2017. The
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