Goda Phovu / God Pohe

Goda Phovu
Easy and quick snack made of parched rice or Poha and requires no cooking at all. This Konkani recipe of
Godda Phovu is made of thin Poha also known as flattened rice or beaten rice or parched rice.
Konkani phovu recipes are both sweet and savory. Savory Poha recipes are similar to Maharashtrian Dadpe Pohe. Today I am sharing a simple sweet recipe which needs only 5 ingredients. And with thawed frozen coconut, I need less than 15 minutes for this sweet treat.
This recipe can also be made by preparing a sugar syrup, but I always go with the easiest one.

Thin Poha/Parched Rice - about 3 cups
Grated Coconut (fresh or frozen) - about 1 cup
Jaggery/Gud/Gul - about 2 tbsp
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 1 pod
Milk or Coconut Water - few drops (optional)

How to make Goda Phovu:
  • Crush the cardamom seeds in a mortar pestle to a fine powder.
  • Sift the parched rice in a strainer so that the powder falls off.  In a mixing bowl add (sifted) thin poha, shredded coconut, grated jaggery, ground cardamom and mix well with hands.  Coconut softens the parched rice.  If required, sprinkle few drops of coconut water or milk or water. You don't have to be precise with the ingredients, all are approximate amounts.


  1. Wooow,,easy one and i like this very much with ghee,grated coconut n banana,,it will taste yummy,,, easy n quick sweet Uma,,thanks for sharing dear,,take care n keep on smiling.

  2. Thanks Sarah and Sathya for stopping by!.
    Sathya, banana with poha would be a great combo. I have seen Til/Sesame added to this as Pho Prasad.

  3. wow what a simple no cook recipe.

  4. Looks tempting..
    In kerala this is called "aval vilayichathu"(aval is Poha ).

  5. god povu is my dad's fav one, mom used to prepare it on tulsi puja,...i dont know how she prepares it but this version is little bit different from hers....but surely looks yum

  6. I love this with a plantain for my evening snack :-)

  7. Thanks PranisKitchen, Simply.Food, Sushma, Jagruti, Deepa, Gulmohar for your interesting feedback.
    PranisKitchen, nice to know its Malayalam name.
    Simply.Food, I didnt even realise no cooking is involved.
    Sushma, I have seen my Mom making a different version ....jaggery syrup by heating... i have tasted but didnt try. Also some of my Aunts use ghee. I always pick the easiest.

  8. ..its so easy..! I had tried the other version u initially posted that was good too..

  9. Thanks Uma for stopping by , You have a lovely space. I'll be back for more

  10. Thanks Harman for always being supportive and encouraging!
    Thanks Nisha for your kind words... would love to see you again.

  11. I too make this. Simply superb and an easy one too.


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