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30+ Recipes for Ugadi 2024

This year Telugu New Year also known as Ugadi is Tuesday , April 9th .  It is usually celebrated with the reading of the New Years' almanac and traditional foods. You can read more about our celebrations from previous years here:  2014 ,   2015 ,   2016 ,   2018 ,  2019 2020 ,  2021 , 2022 , 2023 , 2024 Here are a few recipes to add to your table:

Strawberry-Cucumber Agua Fresca

This weekend we went Strawberry picking. After about an hour of picking we ended up with a little over 10 lbs of bright red sweet ripe strawberries.

Needless to say over the next few days, I'll be posting a lot of strawberry recipes!

We've been having beautifully sunny blue skies with some seriously hot, oppressive temperatures.
So to use some of those delicious strawberries and to cool down after an early morning of strawberry picking and a long afternoon of garden work...Agua Fresca seemed the perfect way to go.

In Spanish, "Agua Fresca" means 'Cool Water', it's a cool drink simply made of fruit, water, and sugar. I've had them with a variety of different fruits, but one of my favorites is strawberry. I thought adding the cucumber would give it a more rounded, softer flavor.
This Agua Fresca is a great summer cooler, the strawberry and cucumber flavors meld to offer a refreshingly light beverage.

Here is my recipe for this Refreshingly Cool Strawberry Cucumber Agua Fresca:

Makes 1 quart


1 pint Strawberries
1 Medium Cucumber, peeled
1 TBLSP Sugar
3 cups of water


1. Puree the Cucumbers, Strawberries, and Sugar in a blender or food processor.

2. Strain the puree, pouring it into pitcher. Add 3 cups of water. Mix well.

3. Allow to cool in the fridge. Serve with Ice cubes, and garnish with some sliced Strawberries.



  1. Looks absolutely yummy and refreshing. I will have to try and make it, will be a change from cakes and smoothies and lassi's!

    1. Thanks Shaheen! Please let me know how you like it. :)


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