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Gopalkala Recipe - Traditional Maharashtrian Recipe for Janmashtami

How to Make Gopalkala Recipe - A traditional Maharashtrian dish made with flattened rice, yogurt, cucumber and spices. An authentic recipe for Janmshtami or Gokulashtami.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword: authentic, healthy breakfast recipes, janmashtami recipes, traditional food for festivals
Servings: 2


  • 1/2 cup Medium Thick Poha
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Gram
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli, chopped
  • A pinch of Hing
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash poha with plenty of water and drain the water completely. Keep it aside for a few minutes.
  • Add yogurt, chopped cucumber, rinsed poha, roasted gram, pomegranate, salt, sugar and fresh coconut in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything well and set aside.
  • Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan for seasoning.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped ginger, green chillies and hing to it and saute for a few seconds.
  • Turn off the flame and pour the tempered ingredients over the prepared poha-yogurt mixture.
  • Combine until well combined.
  • Serve as a snack or breakfast!



Adjust the consistency by adding more yogurt or milk.