Madurai Meenakshi Temple Prasadam Gudannam | Nei pongal

Prasadam | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 1 Mins
  • Cook Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup Soaked Rice
  • 2 cups Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • 3 - 4 Cardamom
  • 2 Pinches Raw Camphor
  • Cashew - fistful
  • 2 1/4 cups Water


  1. Cook the soaked Rice with 1.5 cups water in a pressure cooker on a medium flame till you get three whistles. Once the steam is let out, press it with a spatula to make it soft.
  2. Mash the Jaggery and add the remaining Water in it and cook till it melts and keep it aside.
  3. Add the Jaggery Water to the cooked and mashed Rice adding some Ghee .Stir and cook it till the Rice absorbs the Jaggery Water. Keep adding Ghee while stirring it.
  4. It may take upto 20 minutes for the Rice to become soft and Ghee to float to the top. Then add Raw Camphor, Cardamom powder. Mix well and remove it from the fire.
  5. Fry the Cashews in the remaining Ghee till they turn golden brown. Add them to the Rice and serve hot or cold.