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Friday, September 4, 2015

Gopalkala is nothing but dahi poha - aval/ flattened rice/ beaten rice mixed with curd (plain yogurt), cucumber and tempered with ghee. When I was looking for posting easy Janmashtami special recipes, I found this interesting recipe while I image searched for Janmashtami prasad and adapted the recipe from here. I tried it in less quantity and loved it a lot. With cucumber and ghee tempered jeera, ghee, it was really flavorful. This can be made in a jiffy with less effort, even if you are a office goer, you can come back from office in the evening and make it for offering baby Krishna. Enjoy this prasad with your family members.

Gopalkala recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast/ snack
Prep Time10 mins    |  Cook time: 2 mins     Serves: 1


Poha/ aval/ beaten rice - 1/2 cup, heaped

Curd (plain yogurt) - 1/4 cup

Finely chopped cucumber - 1/4 cup

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp

Sugar - a pinch

Salt - as needed

To temper

Ghee - 1 tsp

Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 tsp

Green chilli - 1

Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp


  1. Wash and drain poha. No water should be retained. Place it in a mixing bowl.
  2. 1-wash
  3. Add curd, cucumber, salt and sugar. Mix well. Temper with the items given under 'to temper' table.
  4. 2-add
  5. Add the temper to poha, add coconut and mix.
  6. 3-mix


    • Adjust curd as per the required consistency.

I liked to have it chilled. Flavorful and yummy prasad Gopalkala for Janmashtami.

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  1. woww!!! simpl nd neat... i love the pictures sista.. followng uva recipes fa a long tym...

  2. Looks awesome I will surely try

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  4. It is something that we used to make it in schools (everybody would bring some ingredient), one more important component of the gopalkala was aged lemon pickle which was very dark in color. It would actually be mixed in gopalkala, fantastic and humble treat, and a community event for me!

  5. Looks divine ...nice name though.

  6. Yes..looking divine... very easy too...

  7. Yes..looking divine... very easy too...


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