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Gopalkala Recipe, How to Make GopalKala for Krishna Janmashtami

By Anjana Chaturvedi @maayeka

Gopalkala Recipe – A healthy delicious and no cook  dish made with flattened rice,yogurt ,cucumber and few spices specially for Janmashtami .

Krishna Janmashtmi is the celebration to mark the birth of Lord Krishna and is enjoyed all over India especially in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. On the occasion of Janmashtmi  most people fast all day and the celebrations start at midnight. There are some special sweet and savory dishes usually offered as prasad and are characteristic of Janmashtmi celebrations.

Janmastmi preparations are almost done in most of the houses . There are so many sweet and savory items made to celebrate lord krishna’s birth anniversary. I always made Mewa Ka Paag , Phool makhana Ki Kheer  and Kalakand for sweet and Sabudana vada , crisp falahari Kuttu ki poori , Buff Vada for savoury and Aloo Lachcha Namkeen is a must too.

Gopalkala is a recipe from the state of Maharashtra and now popular all over India. Gopalkala is the festival of Dahi handi in Maharashtra and this recipe is made and offered to God on this day and this Gopalkala is filled in that dahi handi also. Gopalkala is a very simple,delicious no cook recipe . It is a mix of puffed rice ,flattened rice ,milk,yogurt ,cucumber, fruits and few basic spices. All the lord krishna’s favorite food items are incorporated in this dish. So do make this Gopalkala this Janmashtami for bhagwan krishnas Naivadhya !

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Gopal kala Recipe, How to make Gopala Kala for Janmashtami Gopalkala Recipe - A healthy delicious and no cook  dish made with flattened rice,yogurt ,cucumber and few spices specially for Janmashtami .
  • CourseBreakfast, Festive Recipe
  • CuisineMaharashtrian Cuisine
Servings4 person Prep Time15 minutes Ingredients
  • 1cup Yogurt / Dahi
  • 1cup Poha / Pressed Rice
  • 1/3cup puffed rice /murmura
  • 1/2cup Milk
  • 1cup Cucumber / Kheera / Kakdi
  • 3tbsp Pomegranate pearls /Anar ka dana
  • 1.5tbsp Bengal gram /chana daalsoaked
  • 2 Green chili/hari mirchchopped
  • 2tsp Ginger / Adrakfinely chopped
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 3tbsp Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya
  • totaste Salt / Namak
Tempering /tadka/waghar
  • 1.5tsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 1tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • pinch Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 2tbsp Cashew Nuts / Kajuoptional
  1. Wash and soak poha in water for 2 minutes and then drain and keep in a bowl,
  2. Microwave the puffed rice for 30 seconds or dry roast for a minute in a pan.
  3. Peel and finely chop the cucumber.
  4. In a bowl whisk the yogurt and add milk to dilute it .
  5. Now add all the ingredients in the yogurt and mix .
  6. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin,cashew nuts ,chopped green chilies ,ginger and asafoetida.
  7. When cumin turn golden then add the tempering in the poha and mix
  8. Serve it immediately or serve chilled after an hour.
Recipe Notes


  1. Addition of cashew and pomegranate is optional  but don't skip cucumber.
  2. You can also add chopped banana,guava and apples in it .

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