Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna. He is considered to be the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravana. This year it falls on Saturday,August 24th, 2019.
Tamarind Poha/Huli Avalakki (Udupi style)
Tamarind Poha : A sweet and tangy simple breakfast dish made in the coastal regions of South India, specially in the temple town of Udupi in the state of Karnataka. Sri Krishna, the ruling deity of the temple town is believed to be fond of everything Poha/flattened rice. An easy kid friendly evening snack, a family favorite dish that can be made with many vegetables specially potatoes.It is gluten free and a great choice when it comes to menu planning for weight loss .
Aval Pidi Kolakkatai
Aval Pidi Kolakattai /Poha /Beaten Rice Dumplings: Delicious steamed dumplings made of Poha/Flattened Rice, specially on Krishna Janmashtami/celebrating the birth of the Hindu God Sri Krishna.It is an offering made to the deity during worship. It is believed to be his favorite food.
Daily Motivation : The garden of childhood
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer and the morning more fragrant than ever again” My published posts related to Krishna Janmashtami/Gokulashtami is listed below, for your interest. https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/kanda-poha-beaten-rice-with-potato-onion/ https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/a-mouthful-of-poha-and-eternal-friendship/ https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/cilantro-coriander-poha-kothumali-aval-upma/ https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/tamarind-poha-huli-avalakki-udupi-style/ https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/what-do-you-know-about-poha-flattened-beatenrice/ https://stirringmyspicysoul.com/srikrishna-jayanti-gokulashtami-recipes-with-poha/
What is Poha?
Poha is flattened rice or beaten rice. It is basically, de-husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes.It originates from the Indian subcontinent, specifically in the Malwa (west-central India) region and is called Pohe there.
Cilantro Poha/Kothumali Aval Upma
Cilantro/Coriander Poha : An easy,light, quick to prepare family friendly breakfast dish in most South Indian homes. It is gluten free and loaded with the health benefits that cilantro/coriander/kothumalli herb has to offer. Made with flattened rice flakes, enriched by coriander leaves and toasted peanuts it is a healthy evening snack , when eaten with a cup of hot steaming coffee.