Goan Godache Fov | Sweet Jaggery Coconut Poha

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Goan Style Godache Fov | Sweet Poha | Jaggery Coconut Poha | Konkani Gode Phovu | Gode Pohe | Sweet Aval | No oil no cook Poha | Gud Naal Meetha Poha recipe with detail step by step instructions and a video. Godache Fov is an authentic and traditional Goan dish made from poha, jaggery and coconut. This dish is specially prepared in Goan homes for Krishna Janmashtami, Diwali and Tulsi Lagna. It is also a very ideal and healthy breakfast or tea time snack recipe.

In Konkani, we refer to jaggery as ‘god’ and poha as ‘fov’. Hence, this sweet poha recipe is called as ‘godache fov’. This is a zero oil ie. no oil recipe. Also, it is a no cook recipe since no cooking or heating is involved in its preparation. Godache Fov is also a no onion no garlic recipe and hence a go to breakfast during religious days.

Ingredients for Godache Fov

This recipe requires only 5 basic ingredients easily found in every home – red poha, green chillies, coconut, jaggery and salt. Red poha is called as ‘gaavti fov’ in Konkani. It is rich in fibre, minerals, vitamin B and anti-oxidants. We need to use freshly grated coconut for this recipe. Do not use fine dessicated coconut or refrigerated coconut. Also the jaggery needs to be finely grated so that it blends well with the poha. Adding green chillies is totally optional. Though I suggest you add them as it provides a distinct flavour and elevates the taste of the dish.

Making and Serving Sweet Poha

The recipe for godache fov is very quick and easy. It requires hardly any prep work and gets ready in a few minutes. On Diwali day, we serve this dish along with other varieties of poha like batata fov, doodhatle fov, rosatle fov and banana halwa and hog plum curry. Since this is a no cook recipe, the fov needs to be consumed within 1 – 2 hours of preparing it.

You might also like to check out our other Diwali special recipes like Goan banana halwa (kelyacho halwo) , doodhatle fov (milk poha) , rosatle fov(poha in coconut milk) and Chanyachi Usal (Vatana Usal).

You can also check out more traditional and authentic Goan recipes on our youtube channel Bhukkad Recipes. Do not forget to like, share and subscribe!!

goan style godache fov sweet coconut jaggery poha god pohe gud naal meetha poha sweet aval gode phovu
Prep Time: 5 mins
Resting Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course : Breakfast
Cuisine : Goan, konkani
Servings: 4


  • 3 cups red poha – also called gaavti fov in Konkani
  • cup fresh grated coconut
  • cup grated jaggery
  • 4 green chillies – cut into small pieces
  • salt as per taste


  • Wash the poha well 2 – 3 times with water. Drain all the water completely.
  • Add salt to the washed poha. Mix gently. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, add chillies, coconut and jaggery. Mix everything well together.
  • Godache Fov is ready to be served.

Tips & Tricks

  • The jaggery needs to be finely grated for this recipe. Else it will not combine well with the poha.
  • Use only fresh grated coconut for this recipe.
  • Godache Fov needs to be consumed within an hour or 2 after preparing them. Since it is a no cook recipe, the coconut can get spoilt in the hot Indian weather and spoil the dish.
  • Adding green chillies is optional though we would suggest adding it as it enhances the taste of the dish.
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