Kalle phovu/ undo

Kalle phovu or Kalle undo is a traditional preparation made during Krishna Janmashtami. It is seasoned or unseasoned depending on the tradition followed by the family. Lord Krishna was fond of both Poha/ beaten rice and curds. So a combination of the two is offered to him by spicing it up with ginger and green chillies.


2 fistfuls of Poha/ thin variety.

2 green chillies

1 inch piece of ginger

5 tbsps of grated coconut


2 tbsps coriander leaves finely chopped

Curd as required.


Wash and drain the poha thoroughly. Grind the grated coconut, green chillies and ginger to a coarse paste and tip it into the drained poha. Add salt, chopped coriander leaves and as much curds required which can bind the poha together to form balls. You can also add more curd and make a slightly loose preparation out of it.

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