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gudanna recipe

Gudanna / Bella da Anna – A traditional rice dessert prepared as a special naivedyam offered to the Goddess. “Gud or Bella” is jaggery in kannada and “Anna” is rice . One of the most common dish during Vara Mahalakshmi festival , Gowri Habba and Navaratri .

Few more naivedhyam recipes that you can check Rice Kheer , Sweet Pongal , Havagreeva Maddi , Nei Appam etc .

What is Gudanna ?

Basically, it is rice sweetened from jaggery and flavoured with cardamom. It is one of Goddess Lakshmi’s favorite naivedhyam. During Deepa namaskara , Durga pooje , Navaratri etc this dish is compulsorily prepared in Udupi region for Devi naivedhyam . Gud anna is also known as Bellada Anna , Paramanna , Kayi Anna etc .

Sounds simple,right? Yes, it is a very simple & quick dessert and there isn’t anything that you can mess up here. Within 15-20 mins one can prepare this prasadam .I am sure, this dish would turn yummy even when prepared by the newbies. This dish i learned from my mom-in law, who used to prepare it often as it can be prepared in a jiffy.

Check out Gudanna recipe video :

Gudanna Recipe with step by step photos :

To begin with .. wash 1 cup rice. We can either use Sona masoori or any rice that you use everyday . Add 3 cups of water and pressure cool for 3 whistles. It’s ok if you leave an extra whistle . Softer the rice is cooked , better the result

Once the pressure releases , take out the vessel from the cooker . Mash the rice nicely , when its hot . Keep aside the mashed rice.

In a heavy bottomed vessel/ kadai,add 1-2 tsp of ghee and fry cashews till they change in color. Add raisins as well in the same pan till they fluff up. Keep them aside

To the same pan , add 1.5 cup Jaggery . Can plus or minus this quantity as per your choice.

Add 3/4 cup water and melt jaggery . Sieve to remove impurities.

Keep the filtered jaggery syrup back to flame . Add mashed rice and mix well . Break all the rice lumps .

Cook for 5 mins on low flame. If it’s too thick add little water .

Keep on stirring on low flame, so that the rice absorbs the jaggery syrup.

Let rice absorb all jaggery syrup . Add 3/4- 1 cup grated dry coconut / kopra and 2-3 tbsp ghee.

Mix on low flame and continue to cook , stirring in intervals for 3-4 mins.

Add ghee in intervals . You may need another 1-2 tbsp ghee . let gudanna thicken.Be little liberal on ghee usage .

When Gudanna forms as a mass and ghee oozing out at sides , jaggery syrup completely absorbed .. it’s done.

Add roasted nuts , tsp Cardamom powder . combine well .

Gudanna is ready for naivedhyam . Enjoy it hot / warm /cold. tastes so good.

gudanna recipe

Points to note :

  • Be little generous in adding ghee to gudanna. It gives nice flavor and taste.
  • The rice should not be neither mushy nor too separate.
  • You can use Fresh Coconut also.
gudanna recipe

GUDANNA / BELLADA ANNA

Smitha Kalluraya
A traditional rice dessert prepared as a special naivedyam offered to the Goddess
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Rice, sona masoori or any rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Jaggery, -Approx (Depends on your sweet level)
  • 3/4-1 cup Grated dry coconut / kopra, ( you can vary this measurement )
  • 3-4 Tbsps Ghee
  • 1 tsp cardamom/ elaichi powder
  • few Cashews
  • few Raisins

Instructions
 

  • In a heavy bottomed vessel/kadai,add a tea spoon of ghee and fry cashews till they change in color. Fry raisins as well in the same pan till they fluff up. Keep it aside
  • To the same vessel ,add jaggery and little water (Just enough to cover the jaggery). Stir occasionally to melt all the jaggery
  • When jaggery gets dissolved and plain jaggery syrup is ready, add cooked rice and coconut to it.Mix well so that there are no lumps.
  • Keep on stirring on low flame, so that the rice absorbs the jaggery syrup.
  • While continuing to stir, add ghee in intervals.
  • When the mixture forms a lump and leaves ghee then it is done.This process may take around 10 to 15 minutes.You ll get a creamy kind of texture.
  • Finally add , fried cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix it well.
  • Now gudanna/nei payasam / jaggery rice is ready to offer to Goddess Lakshmi.It tastes wonderful when served either hot/warm/cold.Choice is yours .. have as you like…. and let me know how you liked…

Video

Notes

Note: This post was initially published on Aug 17th 2013 and repluplished on sep 11 th 2021 
Keyword bellad anna, Gudanna, neipayasam

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7 Comments

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    Nivedhanams Sowmya
    September 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    delicious!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! please add the LOGO!!Sowmya

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Thx Sowmya.. have added the link n the logo…

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    Nayna Kanabar
    September 8, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    This rice looks really lovely and delicious, thankyou for sending it to lets cook with coconut event.

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    Nivedhanams Sowmya
    September 30, 2013 at 4:43 am

    oh that is beautiful!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!Sowmya

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    Priya Shiva
    August 8, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Happy Varamahalakshmi! Nevidyam look delicious!

  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    August 8, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    beautiful prasad.

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    August 10, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    God Bless you ..Smitha Kalluraya..perfect prasadam…Goodaanna..

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