Janmashtami 2022: Traditional Gopalkala Recipe


Gopalkala is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that is offered as a bhog to Lord Krishna on Janmashtami.


1 cup poha, cup curd, , 2 tbsp grated coconut, 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, 2 tbsp boiled corn.

​Ingredients for tempering

Ghee, tsp mustard, tsp cumin, tsp chana dal, 1 inch ginger, 5 curry leaves and 1 green chilli.

​Step 1

Soak poha for a minute and quickly drain all the water to prevent it from getting soggy.

Step 2

In a bowl, add curd along with salt and whisk it well. Mix this curd with the poha.

​Step 3

Now add chopped cucumber, grated coconut, pomegranate seeds, boiled corn and coriander leaves to the mixture.

​Step 4

For tempering, heat ghee in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin, chana dal, curry leaves, green chilies.

​Step 5

Pour the tempering on the poha mixture and cover with a lid to trap the aroma.

​Ready to be served

Your traditional Gopalkala dish is now ready to be served.

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