Gopalkala Recipe - Janmashtami Special)
Gopalkala is a savory dish made of beaten rice, cucumbers, green chilies, coconut and the tempering is done using ghee. All it takes is 10 minutes and making your Janmashtami very special and delicious.
The Gopalkala Recipe is a popular offering to Lord Krishna on Janmashtami. Gopalkala is a savory dish made of beaten rice, cucumbers, green chilies, coconut and the tempering is done using ghee. The Gopalkala Recipe is just like curd rice, the only difference is beaten rice is used. Gopalkala not just a scrumptious dish but is also very nutritive, this can be prepared in 5 minutes
- 1 cup Poha (Flattened rice)
- 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1 Cucumber , peeled and chopped
- 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut , freshly grated
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- Salt , to taste
- 1 Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch chopped Ingredients for seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 2 Green Chillies , chopped or slit
How to make Gopalkala Recipe - Janmashtami Special)
To begin making the Gopal Kala Janmashtami Special Recipe, soak beaten rice in water for about 1-2 minutes, the variety of beaten rice used required just about 2 minutes to soften.
If the beaten rice is of a thicker variety then it would take about 5 minutes to soften.
Once beaten rice/poha softens, drain all the water and keep aside in the strainer for a minute until all water is drained off.
We will now prepare the seasoning for the Gopalkala. Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. Next add cumin seeds, green chilies, ginger pieces and fry for a minute and turn off the heat.
Add the seasoning to the beaten rice, along with yogurt, finely chopped cucumbers, grated coconut, salt to taste. Stir to combine the Gopalkala very gently. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste.
Finally stir in the chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Serve the Gopalkala as a special dish for Krishna Jayanti (Janmashtami Special)
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