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Pati Shapta ~ Sweet Crepes from Bengal !

This month’s Indian Cooking Challenge is a sweet from Bengal.Pati Shapta as Bengal calls or the crepes filled with a sweet coconut-jaggery mixture for us the non-bongs.As we all are aware,Bengal is famous for it’s festivals and sweets alike.Poush Parbon is the winter harvesting festival falling on Makara Sankrathi of Bengali month Poush.To celebrate this auspicious occasion they prepare Pithe (sweets of different types comprising milk,jaggery and rice) and Pati Shapta is one among them.Those who want to know more can read at Sandeepa’s Blog.Thank you Sandeepa for this yummy recipe.

Being a sweet,I decided to prepare minimum and see.Then it was a confusion period after going through many recipes.At Arundhuti’s Saffron Kitchen,the crepe batter itself turned unique with the addition of jaggery.The color thereof was truly appetizing.Then if you go through Soma Rathore’s Pati Shapta,it’s all about being flexible with the batter.Which gave me kind of courage to go with the re-calculation.What I depend really was Sandeepa herself,but with slight changes.

Ingredients (yields 6-7)

For Crepe

1 heaped cup maida/all purpose flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/6 cup rava/sooji
2 cups milk (Depends.I used slim milk)

For Stuffing

3 cups grated coconut
100 gm khoa
1.5 cups palm jaggery
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method

In a kadai mix the coconut with jaggery .Switch on the stove and proceed adding khoa.Keep on stirring till the mixture turns sticky.Flavor with cardamom powder.The process should be done slowly.Switch off the stove and keep.
In a large bowl,mix all purpose flour,rice flour and sooji.Slowly dilute it with milk.This should be done without lumps.Though I used 2 cups of slim milk,it may be different with you.The batter has to be thin.
Heat a frying pan and smear few drops of oil/ghee.Pour a ladle-full of better and spread it evenly.Once it’s cooked flip it over.Now turn it again and arrange spoon full of filling in the middle of crepe.This should be lengthwise.Fold it from both sides and keep.Repeat the process and serve hot with sweet milk or milkmaid.

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36 comments on “Pati Shapta ~ Sweet Crepes from Bengal !

  1. R.Punitha
    July 15, 2012

    Hi Melange,

    Pati shapta looks

    delicious and perfect !!!!

    Keep on Dear…

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  2. Rekha
    July 15, 2012

    nice wrap.. looks perfect and yummy:)
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  3. PT
    July 15, 2012

    like the stuffing part.. very delicious..

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  4. Priya
    July 15, 2012

    Crepes looks extremely irresistible..lovely presentation Dhyuthi.

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  5. Kaveri Venkatesh
    July 15, 2012

    Very nicely captured…and a nice recipe…Got to taste it first hand from a bengali neighbour only this January…

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  6. Shabbu
    July 15, 2012

    Looks delicious..
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  7. Srivalli
    July 15, 2012

    Looks excellent Dhyuthi..so good that you really got into the background and researched so much..

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  8. Leelagovind
    July 15, 2012

    hi dhyuthi
    what a lovely presentation..the pure white and jaggery brown color goes well..it looks like kerala sweet ada..yes my mouth is watering:)

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  9. Julie
    July 15, 2012

    Similar to adas,but a more richer filling with khoa..made perfect,Dhyuthi..Interesting one!!

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  10. Swathi Iyer
    July 15, 2012

    Dhyuthi,

    Delicious crepes love to make some time.

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  11. Sobha Shyam
    July 16, 2012

    I got a chance to taste this from a bengali friend and i liked it..got the recipe from her, but never tried it 🙂 u have tempted me dear 🙂 looks so yum !!

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  12. Supriya's Rasoi
    July 16, 2012

    Mouthwatering clicks looks so yummy can't take my eyes off..

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  13. WOW! It made my mouth water, wish I could grab one right now 🙂

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  14. Liang-Win
    July 16, 2012

    Its tastilicious!!!

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  15. Ganga Sreekanth
    July 16, 2012

    awesome clicks…kandittu kothi varunnu

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  16. rekhas kitchen
    July 16, 2012

    Lovely recipe and your pic. making me drool again….

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  17. Insignia
    July 16, 2012

    Yumm!!

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  18. Suja Manoj
    July 16, 2012

    Wow looks delicious,new recipe to me,namaluda sweet ada pole undu with some khoya.will surely try this.

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  19. Zareena
    July 16, 2012

    mmmmmmmm….. amazing dear and lovely snaps. Happy to follow you dear.

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  20. Looks so appetizing…i am drooling.

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  21. Hema
    July 16, 2012

    Simply looking at it makes me drool here..

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  22. Vidhya
    July 16, 2012

    This sounds so very tempting.I am sure coconut lover daughter would love this.

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  23. tanja
    July 17, 2012

    These crepes make my mouth water, I would love to have these for breakfast now! 🙂 Love the stuffing!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Tanja

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  24. Spice up the Curry
    July 17, 2012

    excellent looking dish

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  25. Divya Pramil
    July 17, 2012

    Looks so delicious with rich Kova filling 🙂
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  26. Rachna
    July 18, 2012

    that is so yummy! My mom in law makes something similar but it is steamed and the filling is stuffed.

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  27. Chandrani
    July 18, 2012

    Pati shapta looks delicious and perfect.

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  28. Asmath Nawaz
    July 18, 2012

    Lovely clicks…looks perfect and delicious filling

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  29. Nitha
    July 18, 2012

    I ve had the sugar version.. Have to definitely give a try to the jaggery version soon..

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  30. Leelagovind
    July 18, 2012

    hi dhyuthi
    plz collect an award from here..you really deserve it dear..
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  31. Rumana Rawat
    July 18, 2012

    Wow!!!! what a lovely dish….

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  32. Shobha
    July 19, 2012

    Something new and different..nice to know the traditional recipes.

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  33. The Mad Scientist
    July 19, 2012

    Delicious.I wish I can have some.

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  34. Nupur
    July 19, 2012

    Amazing Crepes Dhyuti.. Even I posted similar recipe on my blog today .. love crepes any time 🙂

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