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Patishapta/ Bengali Pancake with coconut stuffing


The Bengali month of Poush, the winter month brings different opportunities for the Bengalis to hog on to their favorite sweet delicacies. The last day of Poush is celebrated as Poush Sankranti in West Bengal and Bangladesh. This day is considered auspicious among the Hindus and pilgrims from different parts of the country gather at Gangasagar, the point where Ganga river meets the Bay of Bengal. Pilgrims come here with the belief that- an early morning dip in the river will wash away their earthly sins, this fair is knows as "Gangasagar Mela". This last day of Poush is celebrated as "Poush Parbon" or "Pithe Parbon" this is the most awaited day to pamper the bengali sweet tooth as various sweet delicacies are prepared known as pitha or pithe. Pitha or pithe in Bengali is a type of cake, dimsum or bread common in Bangladesh and India, especially the eastern states of Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar,Jharkhand and the northeastern region. Till date various pithe’s were still made by Mothers and grandmothers which include Patishapta Pithas, Puli pithas, Malpuas, gokul pithe, ashkey pithe, shajher pithe, puli pithe, chusi pithe etc.and various other types of pithas and these pithas are to be coupled with Nolen Gur (a exclusive jaggery that is produced by date trees only in winter months and only in Bengal). A festival where we make sweet and spread the sweetness among all as the main purpose of making big amount of pithes is to share the deliciousness firstly with God and then with near dear ones with neighbors and among the poor brothers and sisters of ours. It’s time to spread sweetness among all. So what are you waiting for enjoy this awesome recipe of partishapta (a sweet coconut jaggery stuffed pancake) and spread among all.
Wishing all my Indian friends world over Happy Makar Sankaranti....Happy Pongal....Happy Bihu...Happy Lohri....may the colors and happiness of the festival be with you for all the days to come.


Preparation Time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 5 to 6

Ingredients :
For Batter
2 cups maida
1½ cups semolina
¼ cup rice flour
2 cup milk or more if needed
¼ cup sugar
1/8tsp of  salt

For Stuffing
1 cup fresh date plum jaggery (nolen gur)
2 cup grated coconut
1 cup khoya or mawa

Oil for frying 


Methods Of Cooking First soak the semolina or suji with a cup of milk in a big bowl for one hour and keep aside. You will need it to make the batter. To make the stuffing ready first heat a cup of water in a heavy vessel pot then add crushed gur to it mix well and boil the mixture till the gur is completely mixed . Stir continuously to make a thick sauce. Now add grated coconut and stir continuously for 6 to 8 minutes and then add khoya and again stir for another 5 to 6 minutes. When the mixture get little sticky then put off the flame and keep aside. Now in the soaked suji add maida salt and sugar. Mix well. Now add milk little by little to make a batter like pancake. Heat nonstick fry pan grease it well with oil. Swril the pan so that it is well coated. Take one ladle full of batter and spread it evenly on the pan. This need a little expertise do it fast so that the batter spread evenly before it sets. Place the stuffing lengthwise at the center fold from both side and then cook for half a minute until little brown. To make it more exotic mix unsweetened condensed milk with jhola gur ( liquid date pulm jiggery) and generous amount of fresh cream. Mix well. Now drizzle the mixture over the patishapta.. You can serve patishapta as sweet pancake hot or at room temperature or serve it in a majestic way with creamy milk drizzle above.Relish !


Check out another delicius pithe Dudh Puli.


Happy Cooking!

Comments

  1. Lovely dear:) very tempting :) Happy Pongal / Sankranti !!!

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  2. wow thats an delicious dish :) looks fantastic !!

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