Thursday, August 22, 2019

Gopalkala for Gokulashtami or Janmashtami Festival (flattened rice with yogurt and seasonings)

Hello Friends, Gokulashtami or Janmashtami is coming up and Gopalkala is a perfect dish to make that day. It is healthy and tasty. The yogurt makes it cooling along with cucumber. Kids love to eat this simple dish just like Lord Krishna.

So let me get to the recipe straight away.

Ingredients: Poha (Flattened rice) - 1 cup, Yogurt (Dahi)- 1 cup, 1 Cucumber- 1 chopped (peel and chop), Ginger - grated - 2 tsp, Grated coconut - 5-6 tsp, Green chillies - 5-6 chopped, Curry leaves - 5-6, Pomegranate seeds - for garnish (optional), Cilantro - chopped for garnish, Salt - per taste, Sugar - 1 tsp, Ghee - 2-3 tbsp, Cumin seeds - 1 tsp, asofoetida - 1/2 tsp

Method: Wash the Poha or flattened rice with water for about a minute or two. Keep aside and let it fluff and soften. Meanwhile prepare the yogurt. Whisk the yogurt in a bowl and add salt, sugar, and grated coconut. Add the poha to this mixture. Lightly mix everything in the bowl. Adjust the consistency of the poha. They should be able to soak up all the yogurt and not get too dry. Add a little milk if dry. After this, prepare the tempering to add to the Gopalkala. Heat ghee in a pan and add add cumin seeds, asofoetida, green chilies and  grated ginger pieces and turn off the heat. 

Add the seasoning to the Gopalkala and stir gently to mix everything. Garnish with Cilantro and Pomegranate seeds to make it colorful and add the extra element of taste. Enjoy and Happy Gokulashtami or Janmashtami to all.

Till my next post, take care everyone!!


Ria J said...

Mastach, Happy Gokulashtami!

R Thomas said...

I love this dish. Beautiful presentation.

R said...

@Ria J: Thanks and wishing you the same!

R said...

@R Thomas: Thanks dear!