Friday, July 20, 2012

Godu Phovu (Sweetened Rice Flakes)

Godu Phovu is a simple sweet dish. It is commonly made as Naivedya or also a snack. In Konkani, god means jaggery (yes it is! ) and phovu means rice flakes (beaten rice). I learnt making this, from my mother. Try making this simple jaggery based dish.

  • Rice Flakes- 1 1/4 cup (adjust accordingly)
  • Jaggery- 1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/ frozen- 1/2 cup
  • Black sesame seeds- 3/4 tsp (optional)
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee- 1 tsp (optional)


Dry roast the sesame seeds until it starts to splutter. Then transfer it to a small bowl. 

Then take a kadai and add jaggery along with few teaspoons of water. Once the jaggery completely melts and comes to a boil, add grated coconut and mix well. Heat it further for 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat. Now add sesame seeds, cardamom powder, ghee and mix well. Allow it to cool. This is the base of this dish and it is called Churnu.

Once Churnu cools completely, start adding rice flakes (beaten rice) in small amounts until a homogeneous mixture is got.If the final mixture is too soft and sweet, add small amount of rice flakes. Godu Phovu is ready!!

Serve it as an offering to god (Naivedya) or as a snack.


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  2. Use white or brown sesame seeds in general, because many consider black sesame is not auspicious!

    1. Thanks for the information Ganesh. I didn't know that black ones are considered 'not auspicious'.