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30+ Recipes for Ugadi 2023

This year Telugu New Year also known as Ugadi is Wednesday , March 22nd .  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 . Here are a few recipes to add to your table:

Shrimp Beignets

The first time I had these Shrimp Beignets was in a hole in the wall restaurant in New Orleans that sold dishes with every local kind of fish, reptile, amphibian, and crustacean. These flavorful shrimp fritters reminded me of Salt Cod Fritters - Bacalaítos, which is no surprise, owing to the city's rich, culturally diverse culinary traditions. While the Caribbean influence in these savory morsels is evident, they definitely hold their own. Louisiana hot sauce and yellow cornmeal give these fritters a spicy uniquely southern twist. Here is my version of this recipe:

Shrimp Beignets Cooking for Kishore


Shrimp Beignets
  • 1 cup Unbleached All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 8oz Cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 6.5 oz jar Goya Fancy pimientos, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • Vegetable Oil


  1. Heat the Olive Oil in a medium size pan to medium hot.
  2. Mix all the ingredients till well incorporated.
  3. Drop batter by the spoonful into the oil and fry till golden brown on one side then turn. 3-4 minutes
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
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