Thursday, August 13, 2009

Janmashtami Special

Wishing You all a very Happy Janmashtami / Gokulashtami.

Today being a special day for Dear Lord Krishna, I made a few of his favourite preparations at home, to be enjoyed by the Lord & us too :-)

Pal Payasam :
This recipe i have posted already & here is the link -
Pal Payasam . This is how i normally made my Payasam & its a favourite at home too...

Goddu Phovu (Sweet Aval)

Phovu (Konkani), Aval (Tamil) and Beaten Rice (English) is used in many preparations - From Aval payasama, to Batata Phova to dosas.. its used widely. I used this to make Goddu Phovu. This is a Konkani Preparation made by us for all good occassions. Its easy & tasty to eat too...

Phovu ( Thick Aval)- 2 cups
Jaggery - 1 cup ( or more acc to your taste)
Coconut - 1 cup
Channa Dhal - 1/4 cup
Til - 2 tsps ( optional)


1. Mix the Phovu & coconut by hand in a wide mouthed bowl for 10 mts till it becomes little soft.

2. Put the jaggery in a pan & add 1/4 cup water & dissolve it. Then bring it to a boil & 1 string consistency. Let it cool down completely.

3. Dry roast the Channa dhal on a medium flame till it becomes golden brown.. it takes a few minutes. (If you do on a high flame chances of burning the channa dhal are high, so be carefull!!) Powder it coarsely & set aside.

4. If using Till dry roast it for a minute or two.

5. Now add the jaggery syrup to the Phovu & coconut mixture & mix everything well with your hands.

6. Now add the roasted & powder channa dhal & til & mix well...

Godu Phovu is ready to be served!


Pravs said...

happy janmashtami to you.. belated though :P
hey, good to see you back, blogging. I like beaten rice and jaggery combo. Addition of channa dal is interesting. Got to try that.

Divya Kudua said...

Happy Janmashtami good to see your post.Kalleylo godu phovu looks delicious..:)

Supriya said...

Belated Happy Janmasthami to you. We Konkani's also make this dish consisting of 5 items and call it panchkadayi.

Supriya said...

I knew it by the name panchkadayi. Godu Povu in my home means a mixture of thin pova, sugar, coconut and ghee. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and family.

Meera said...

Hi Seema,
So glad to see you back in action. Hope you are doing great!!