Tuesday, September 10, 2013



We are now in the festive season during which it is customary to offer naivedhya for puja. Recently I had made Panchakadai, which recipe I have shared. Today I shall share my recipe for Godu (sweet in Konkani) Phovu, which is another commonly made sweet offered as naivedhya, especially for Gowri Puja.

This is made of  jaggery, beaten rice and coconut. It is advisable that you use the thin variety of beaten rice, which we in Bangalore call 'paper avalakki.'


  • Thin Beaten Rice, (poha/avalakki), 3 cups
  • Grated jaggery, 3/4 cup tightly packed, or as per taste
  • Fresh Coconut gratings, 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee, 1-2 tsp

Mix together  the coconut gratings and beaten rice by hand until they are well combined and the beaten rice becomes soft
Add cardamom powder, and mix well. Keep aside 
Next, add some water, about 1/4 cup, to the grated jaggery and heat in a kadai till the jaggery melts
Keep stirring the jaggery until you get a syrup of one string consistency 
(When you take the syrup between your thumb and fore finger and move them apart, the syrup should form a single string) 
Remove from flame and add the mixture of beaten rice and coconut gratings to this syrup and mix well
Finally, add 1-2 tsp of fresh ghee 

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