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Friday, August 10, 2012

Poha Payasam- Gokulashtami Special

Poha Payasam- Gokulashtami Special 

Sri Krishna Jayanthi or Gokulashtami is the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna and is celebrated all over India. I prepared 'Poha Payasam' as an offering for Lord Krishna. It is a very healthy & easy to make recipe.

  • 2 cup Beaten Rice (Poha)
  • 2 cup thick Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Jaggery 
  • Few Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Raisins
  • 5-6 Saffron strands
  • 5-6 Green Cardamoms, peeled and seeds crushed to fine powder


  1. Place poha or beaten rice in a sieve and give it a quick rinse under running water. Keep it aside.
  2. Take a pan and heat about 1 cup of water and add jaggery to it. Once the jaggery completely dissolves,  pass it through the sieve to remove any impurity.                                                       
  3. Transfer the jaggery water back into the pan and add rinsed poha. Let it cook for two minutes on medium flame.
  4. Next add coconut milk and give it a good stir. Let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring in between, on medium flame. 
  5. Now add crushed cardamom powder and cashew nuts, almonds and raisins. I had used (almond, cashew nut, pistachio grind powder).
  6. Add little more water, if needed, to get the required consistency and let it simmer for a minute or two.
  7. Offer it to the Lord Krishna on Gokulashtami.  
  8. Serve this quick, delicious Poha Payasam hot or warm or at room temperature or chilled and enjoy! 

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