Actually Gopalkala has two meanings. One is our very famous festival, this known as 'Govinda' or 'Dahihandi' in Maharashtra sp. in Kokan. And other is prasad (the food which offers to God) of Janmashtami. Janmashtami (birthday of Lord Krishna) is celebrated all over India.
Gopalkala is very easy and quick to prepare. This is also very nutritious and scrumptious dish. This is not necessary to make this for prasad only, You may serve this as a healthy low-cal snack.
हि पाककृती मराठीतून वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.
- Yogurt/Curd- 1 cup
- Beaten rice (Poha)- 1 cup
- Popped rice (Lahya/Lahiya)- a handful
- Fresh coconut, scrapped- 2 tbsp
- Cucumber, chopped- 1 cup
- Pomegranate seeds (anar dana)- ¼ cup
- Green Chilies, chopped or crushed- 1~2
- Ginger, grated- ½ tsp
- Peanuts, roasted & peeled- ¼ cup
- Fried masala chana dal or roasted chana dal/Pandharpuri dal- ¼ cup
- Salt- to taste
- Sugar- 1 tsp
- Fresh coriander, finely chopped- ¼ cup
- Pure ghee- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Wash and drain poha by starainer.
- Beat curd and add sugar & some salt.
- Combine curd, poha and lahya in the bowl. Allow to soak for 5 minutes.
- Heat ghee in a small tadaka pan. Add cumin seeds, green chilies and saute for few seconds.
- Pour over the beaten rice-curd mixture and mix well.
- Add coconut, cucumber, anar dana, ginger, peanuts, masala chana dal, coriander leaves and some salt. Mix well.
- Serve immediately.
- If popped rice (Lahya/Lahiya) are not available, you can omit it.
- I have given here the quantity of ingredients for your information. But actually, you can add the ingredients as your personal choice.
- You can add some extra fruits also.
Bolo Gopal Krishna Maharaj ki jai.......