Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gopalkala | Dahi Poha | Gokulastami recipe

Gopalkala / Dahi Poha, a easy to make savory poha dish with curd. Last year around krishna jeyanthi time, i came to know about this dish through some facebook share. I loved the simplicity of this dish and had tried it immediately and it turned out super creamy and flavorful. Later on, i have prepared this dish on many occasion to offer as prasadam. It's super easy and comes handy on your busy days.Even if you don't have any time to prepare anything special for krishna jeyanthi, you can still make this & offer as prasadam to little krishna as both aval/poha & curd are his favorites.😊

Gopalkala/Dahi Poha

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 2 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Thick Aval/Poha/ Flattened Rice - 1/2 cup
Curd  - 1/4 cup
Cucumber - 2 tbsp(chopped)
Salt - to taste
To Temper
Green chili - 1(finely chopped)
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

Soak the aval/poha in water for 10 mins, then drain the water completely and add curd into it.Add cucumber & salt and mix it well.Temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper"  and add into the aval/poha. Mix it well.That's it, Your Gopalkala is ready to serve.
  • Don't soak aval more than the mentioned time, otherwise it would be too mushy.
  • Ghee gives great flavor to this dish.
  • Drain the water from poha completely before adding the curd to get creamy texture.
  • For more flavor, you can add 1/2 tsp of chopped ginger in the tempering.

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  1. Sounds very interesting ! The dish is completely new to me , never thought of adding poha to curd , good one .

    1. Yes vaishali, me too hesitant to add curd to poha first,but it turned out really tasty.

  2. Though I have prepared with poha, never thought of this with cucumber and as Neivedhyam..very nice..:)

  3. This janamashtami we can treat Lord Krishna with something savory, otherwise he gets to eat all sweet :)

  4. Have seen gopalkala in many Gokulashtami recipes but have never tasted myself.. Now this tempts me enough!!

  5. I love this recipe it certainly is easy to prepare and as you mentioned all of Lord Krishna's favourites are there.

  6. I make curd poha often not with cucumber though.. but never thought it was part of offerings to Lord Krishna

  7. Addition of Poha with Curd sounds interesting.

  8. That's a yummy quick fix for a busy day. Looks so appealing. Love the bowl too!

  9. Such a classic dish! I amde it this year for Krishna janmashtami but haven't posted it ye. The pics looks awesome!