Posted by ST at Friday, September 04, 2015
Krishna Janmashtami , the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over India. Major celebrations of Janmashtami takes place at midnight as Lord Krishna is said to born at midnight.
We worship bal gopal at home and temples and prepare his favorite dishes which include sweets and savory dishes. Then on the midnight of Janmashtami, we offer these dishes to Lord Krishna in order to welcome him on the earth. It’s believed that Gopalkala is one of his favorite treats.Gopalkala is an extremely nutritious and scrumptious dish, generally prepared on the occasion of Janmashtami .Gopalkala is prepared with Poha, ghee,curd and cucumber it’s very easy to prepare and just take few minutes to be ready and tastes heavenly.
250 gms Pressed Rice /Beaten Rice (Poha)
1/2 cup Fresh Coconut (grated or scraped )
1/2 inch Ginger (finely chopped)
50 gms or1/2 cup Curd
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
100 gms or 1 mediumCucumber (finely chopped)
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
Salt to taste
Few Coriander leaves ( finely chopped ) for garnishing (optional)
1) Wash the poha under running water. Keep in a colander so that the excess water drains away.
2) Separately beat the curd, salt, sugar and finely chopped cucumber.
3) Mix Poha with scraped coconut and beaten curd mixture.
4) Now heat ghee in a frying pan.
5) Saute jeera, ginger and green chillies in the ghee.
6) Pour the tempering over the poha and mix well.
7) Garnish with chopped coriander
8) Gopalkala is ready to be served.
If the poha is soaking up too much of moisture then you can add butter milk.