Gopalkala - beaten rice with curd - Curd poha - Easy Gokulashtami Recipes - Festival recipe - Simple Pooja recipes - Simple Festivals recipe - Simple naivedyam recipes

My mom makes simple aval / Poha / beaten rice snack with boiled milk, poha, and sugar during our school/college day as an evening snack. I was not a big fan of it as I didn't take much of milk / Milk products those days. Now a days I started taking yogurt at least for one meal a day. If I need something quick for lunch, Some yogurt rice / Curd rice. It is very fast and you can substitute with millets/vermicelli. Around Gokulashtami time, I saw a few posts on Gopalkala. I was looking to see the recipe in my blog to my surprise I didn't have it. So next time I made it I took the pics so here you go with recipe (finally)

Beaten rice / poha- 1 cup 
Curd / Plain yogurt - 3/4 cup
Cucumber - 3 tablespoons (Grated finely or chopped) 
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
Curry leaves - 2tablespoonsn finely chopped
Green chillies - 1 finely chopped or more millagai (Chillies soaked and dried in butter milk) - 4-5 (I hv used More millagai)
Salt per taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Ghee  - 2 teaspoons
Ginger - 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped)
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon


Wash beaten rice /poha soak it for 30 mins or till poha is soft. Drain the water and leave it for 15 mins.
Add Cucumber, salt, and Curd to the poha and mix well. If it needs to be more watery, add hot water.
Heat ghee in the pan and when ghee is hot add mustard seeds. When they start to pop up add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add curry leaves, Green chilles, ginger (If you are using millagai, skip green chilies.) and asafoetida fry for another 30 sec. 
Add seasoning to poha, Cucumber and mix it well. 
Naivadyam / Snack is ready. Serve with pickles or spicy vegetable dish. Enjoy!