Ugadi 2016

Back to India for this Ugadi! ūüôā Having¬†a great time with everyone at home. My sister & sister-in-law are also here to celebrate. Lots of fun! ¬†This time I wanted to experiment with the rangoli stencils instead of flower rangoli. We went to the market and bought few of them. These are some of the stencils I bought.


On the night before Ugadi, we made this rangoli at our place.


The next morning, we went to our grandma’s place. ¬†We three of us tried the rangoli using stencils and some flowers.¬†It’s summer here and we weren’t much comfortable doing it as we were sweating all over. We made Obbattu, Vada & Ugadi pachadi. My mom took this opportunity to add Dill leaves/ Sabakki leaves to¬†the vada to make it healthier. My sister is an expert in making Ugadi pachadi. It’s made of jaggery (sweet-happy), tamarind(sour-disgust), chilli(hot-anger), neem(bitter-sad), salt (fear)& mango(tangy-surprise).


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There was another wonderful¬†moment. My LO was playing with his Great Great Grandmother ūüôā It was very cute!


Flower Rangoli – Ugadi 2012

Another Ugadi Rangoli! This was in 2012. I was in Nagoya and didn’t have many¬†flowers on hand. I used roses¬†from¬†my little balcony garden and bought some¬†chrysanthemums. I like using green leaves in rangoli. Here I’ve used rose leaves.




All these beautiful roses ended up in my rangoli.