By Prerana Sharma,
Recently I shared a Bengali dessert- Malpua on WiseShe. After getting so many positive compliments, I got inspired to make another simple which is not too sweet .
Pati Shapta – This particular recipe is basically a coconut stuffed maida pancakes which is popularly known as Pati Shapta in West Bengal. In this recipe too, sugar is not used, instead Jaggery or Gur is used which is known to be containing Iron and has various health benefits.. So lets start the recipe..
Step 1. Lets make the stuffing first.
First grate the coconut with a hand grater. The quantity depends upon how many pati shaptas u wana make. I grated one full coconut (medium size) and made15 pati shaptas.
Step 2. Now in a non stick pan melt 5 spoons of gur / jaggery. Note that the flame should be low otherwise the gur will burn and destroy the taste of the dessert.
After complete melting of gur, add the grated coconut and powder of 2-3 cardamom (elaichi) and mix them properly into a fine stuffing as shown below.
Step 3. Now lets prepare the pancakes. For this take 2 cups maida. Add powder of 2 elaichi (cardamom) and also addhalf cup suji. (ie., for 2cups of maida, we will put ½ cup suji)
Suji is added to make the dessert crispy.
Step 4. Now you have to make a solution of gur. For this take 2cups water in a small kadai or sauce pan and bring it to boil. Put off the flame and add half cup gur (or you can increase or decrease the quantity of sweetness as per your taste)
Break the gur lumps with a spoon or heavy metal spoon and stir continuously to make the solution.
Step 5. Now pour this Gur solution into the maida and make a batter with pouring consistency just like your dosa batter.
# See the pic below. This must be the consistency.
Setep 6. Now heat 2drops of oil in a non-stick tawa.Pour little quantity of the batter and spread it like a dosa and add little coconut stuffing on it.
Note : flame should be low, this will burn in high flame!
Step 7. Once you feel the base has cooked then fold the pancake like an envelop from all the 4 sides as shown in the pic below. Turn it over and allow it to fry a little till golden texture appears.
Step 8. Pati Shapta is ready to serve.
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