Gudaanna is a Karnataka cuisine prepared for naivedhyam(offering to God). There are various versions of gudaanna, but I have learnt this recipe from my mom and this is how she prepares it. I have heard my elders saying that Gudaanna is Devi’s(Indian Goddess) favourite dish. Gudaanna is prepared during varamahalakshmi festival, navarathri and Lakshmi pooja in our place. This is an easy and healthy recipe which hardly requires 20 to 25 minutes to prepare with all the ingredients available at home.
Varamahalakshmi festival is round the corner and I thought this is the best time to share this recipe with you all!!! Try this once and trust me, you will prepare it again and again!!!
Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Author: Anusha Acharya Recipe Type: Sweet Cuisine: Karnataka Servings: 2 to 3 persons 1 Cup = 250 ml
Bella/ Gud/ Jaggery – ½ cup
Anna/ Pake hue chaaval/ Cooked rice – 1 cup(I have used basmathi rice, normal sona masoori rice also can be used)
Bale hannu/ Kela/ Banana – 1/3 cup sliced
Godambi/ Kaju/ Cashew – 1 tbspn chopped
Jenu thuppa/ Shahad/ Honey – 1 tbspn
Thuppa/ Ghee/ Clarified butter – 1 tbspn
Akhrot/ Walnuts – 2 tbspns chopped(optional)
Badami/ Badam/ Almond – 1 tbspn chopped(optional)
Wana dhraakshi/ Kishmish/ Raisins – 1 tbspns
Pista/ Pistachio – 1 tspn chopped(optional)
Elakki pudi/ Elaichi powder/ Cardamom powder – ¼ tspn
Wana kobbri/ Kopra/ Desiccated coconut – ¼ cup
Step 1: Mix ½ cup jaggery and ½ cup water in a pan and heat it until jaggery melts.
Step 2: Once the jaggery melts, strain the jaggery mixture into a thick bottom pan. Boil the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes until the jaggery mixture thickens slightly.
Step 3: Now add nuts, raisins, honey, ghee, elaichi powder and banana to jaggery mixture and stir well. Boil the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in between.
Step 4: After 2 to 3 minutes, add cooked basmathi rice and desiccated coconut to the jaggery mixture and mix well. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and starts leaving sides of pan.
Garnish it with nuts and serve warm. I will suggest you to have after sometime because we always have after offering to God and it tastes heavenly!!!!
- Normal sona masoori rice can be used in place of basmathi rice.
- Fresh grated coconut can be used instead of desiccated coconut.
- Amount of nuts can be varied.
- Amount of jaggery can be varied according to your taste.
- More ghee can be added if you are not diet conscious.
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