It’s been a while since I have blogged. MIA? AWOL? I’ve been both, but it sure feels good to be back. I am making Gopalkala today in honor of Krishna. Last year it was Kalakand but this year it had to be something easy to make.  So, gopalkala it is. A very simple yet delicious treat.  It is very much like the south indian curd-rice except that this is made with poha.  If you like rice and  yoghurt, a  bowl of this prasad will find you a contented soul.

1/2 cup poha/avalakki, washed and then soaked in 1/4 cup water for at least an hour
2 cups yogurt
1/4 tea spoon salt
1/4 tea spoon sugar
2 green chilies, chopped into big pieces
1/2 tea spoon urad dal
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 tea spoon grated ginger
1/4 tea spoon cumin seeds
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds

When ready to make:
1. Heat 2 tea spoon of oil in a small pan.
2. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. After they splutter, reduce the heat to
low and add cumin seeds, ginger paste, green chilies, urad dal and curry leaves.
3. Stir fry for about a minute and add this oil-spice mixture (vaghar) to poha.
4. Add salt, sugar, coconut, and yoghurt to poha and mix well. Adjust salt to your taste.


13 Responses to “Gopalkala”

  1. Malu Says:

    Nice picture to go with the recipe. Some of my friends here in Virginia were asking about you, and commenting that you hadn’t posted anything new lately. They were in fact a bit concerned. I know you have been busy. Thanks for the delicious recipe.

    • Anupama Says:

      Thanks! So sweet of your friends to enquire about me. Please convey my best wishes to them. As much as I am enjoy food blogging, it does take a lot of time and lately I have been really busy with work and other stuff so recipe blogging has been sporadic at best.

      Your wonderful scented candles gift is being used everyday. The gardenia scent is heavenly!


    • Anonymous Says:

      hi manu, when did you get time to blog this mosaru avalakki.
      it was so delicious. all the rest i will have it dinner tonight.

  2. Chhaya Says:

    Hi Anupama, stumbled onto your blog and glad that I found it 🙂 …Your upbringing resonated with me a lot, because I too was born in Karnataka (North Kanara to be specific ) and grew up in Pune, Maharashtra .. Hope to see more gujarati recipes 🙂

  3. Sanjay Says:

    Bahut sundar! I can see so much love and creativity in your Blog entry. It is absolutely divine.

    Sachmuch Anupam, Anupma ji!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Interesting recipe Anupama! Would love to try it out.
    Beautiful picture to go with it as well 🙂


  5. shubha shashikanth Says:

    Lovely picture…This is what we eat on Janmashtami too only known as Mosruavalakki.. yogurt with beaten rice…

    good to have you back …

    • Anupama Krishnamurthy Says:

      Hi Shubha,
      yes, this is just like Mosaruavalakki. I just saw your recipe nuchhinunde and majjige huLi. It’s been a while since I’ve had that. I am looking forward to meeting you in Mysore…Hopefully this October.


  6. Madhavi Says:

    Very nice recipe and click too!!

  7. Ambika Says:

    Such a gorgeous picture!

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