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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:

Sesame Seed Beef Stir-fry

This is one of my favorite recipes to cook and eat! It is a quick recipe that results in a delicious meal. It's also versatile and forgiving, when I didn't have hot bean sauce I used a 1/2 tsp of sriracha instead, and while beef is preferable, you can always substitute chicken breast, turkey tenderloin, pork strips or firm tofu.  Tender, flavorful marinaded beef, coated in a slightly sweet and spicy sesame sauce.

Sesame Seed Beef Stir-fry Cooking for Kishore


  •  1lb Beef flank steak, sliced into thin strips
  • Marinade:
    • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing Cooking wine or dry sherry
    • 1/2 tsp Sugar
    • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
    • 2 tsp Cornstarch
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1.5 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • Sauce:
    • 1.5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
    • 1.5 tsp Hoisin Sauce
    • 1.5 tsp Hot Bean Sauce
    • 1.5 tsp Oyster Sauce
    • 1/2 tsp garlic ginger paste
    • 1 tsp cornstarch
    • 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Green Onions, sliced
  • Vegetable Oil


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl add beef and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok. Stir-fry marinated beef till lightly brown and remove from oil. Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Keep oil hot add mixed sauce ingredients, cooking & stirring till it thickens.
  4. Add cooked beef and mix well. Top off with sliced green onions and serve hot with rice. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 35 mins. 
Cook time: 10 mins. 
Total time: 45 mins. 
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