A traditional Maharashtrian savory dish made with flattened rice, yogurt, cucumber and spices. An authentic recipe for Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.

Ingredients of Gopalkala

  • ½ cup Thick Poha
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Gram
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Chopped Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • A pinch of Hing
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Gopalkala

  • Wash poha with water and drain the water completely.
  • Add yogurt, chopped cucumber, rinsed poha, roasted gram, pomegranate, salt, sugar and fresh coconut in a bowl.
  • Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, add the finely chopped ginger, green chillies and hing to it and saute for a few seconds.
  • Turn off the flame and put the tempered ingredients over the prepared poha-yogurt mixture.
  • Serve as a breakfast!


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