Ugadi is the New Year for the Telugu and Kannada communities in the country and like many Indian festivals, the date is set based on calculations of the position of the moon. As it is a new year celebration, the festivities start the morning of the day itself, with poojas and decorating of houses and preparation of food. New clothes are bought on this day, families gather together and everyone celebrates the festival as a group. It’s known as Ugadi in some parts of the country and in Maharashtra, it is celebrated as Gudi Padwa.
As always, Chennai is celebrating Ugadi with our fellow South Indians and to do it the best way possible, restaurants around the city are preparing special Ugadi meals. South India is a diverse section of the country, with people from different states living in other states, so to give them a level of comfort like they are at home, these food festivals make a difference.
With Ugadi falling on March 29th, there are a few events happening in the city that you should and could be a part of. Take a look and see what’s happening near you and make reservations today!
Southern Spice, Taj Coromandel
The South Indian restaurant at the Taj is hosting an Ugadi feast with a delicious line up of dishes. Only open for lunch on March 28th, this feast is one you cannot miss. They will have ulli garelu, rasakaya, urulai gadda jeedi pappu vepudu, pesarattu and so much more.
March 28th | Lunch only | Rs. 2,000 (inclusive of taxes)
Dakshin, Crowne Plaza Adyar Park
As an established South Indian restaurant in the city, Dakshin has so much to choose from in terms of dishes. They have an a la carte menu with Andhra dishes as well as a special thali just for the festival. You can choose from vegetarian or non-vegetarian and make it a proper traditional meal.
Till March 29th | Lunch & Dinner
Spice Jar, The Residency
Bring in the Telugu New Year with an elaborate buffet at Spice Jar, the South Indian restaurant at The Residency hotel. With a buffet, you get to select and choose the dishes you wish to enjoy, giving you a much larger number of dishes to choose from. Including chepala pulusu, thottakura mamsam, kodi kura and so much more!
March 29th | Lunch & Dinner | Rs. 750 (lunch) and Rs. 800 (dinner)
Madras, The Raintree Anna Salai
Indulge in a traditional Ugadi Thali at the South Indian restaurant with dishes like boorelu, mamidikaya, pulihora, dosakaya pappu and so much more. Bring in the new year with friends and family and feel like you’re back home, enjoying the declicacies of home.
March 29th | Lunch & Dinner | Rs. 1,050 (plus taxes)