Gopalkala or Dahi poha is an easy Maharashtrian traditional dish you can make for Janmashtami as prasad. It is prepared with beaten rice (poha), curd (plain yoghurt) as main ingredients.
You can make Dahi poha as a light breakfast dinner or snack but primarily prepared and enjoyed during Janmashtami.
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.
Dahi means plain yogurt and poha means flattened rice. Gopalkala is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe that combines beaten rice (poha), yogurt, and a medley of flavors and textures.
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.
Step by step photos
1. Wash and drain poha firstly. No water should be retained.
2. After that, place it in a mixing bowl. Then add curd, cucumber, salt, sugar and mix well. After that, temper with the items given under 'to temper' table.
4. Finally, add the temperings to poha, add coconut and mix.
I liked to have it chilled. Flavorful and yummy prasad Gopalkala (Dahi poha) for Janmashtami.
- Use thick aval for the texture to be retained.
- You can add other ingredients like pomegranate or the ingredients we use in a south Indian curd rice.
- Use vegan curd in place of dairy curd for vegan version.
Gopalkala | Dahi poha
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- ½ teaspoon Jeera cumin seeds
- 1 Green chilli
- 1 teaspoon Ginger Finely chopped
- Wash and drain poha firstly. No water should be retained.
- After that, place it in a mixing bowl.
- Then add curd, cucumber, salt, sugar and mix well.
- After that, temper with the items given under 'to temper' table.
- Finally, add the temperings to poha, add coconut and mix.
- Adjust curd as per the required consistency.