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Patishapta (Bengali Dish)
By : Vijaylaxmi
Category : Regional cuisine, East india
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
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To make the Stuffing

  1. Grate the coconut.

  2. Mix the sugar and coconut and put on low fire and stir till the mixture becomes homogenous and sticky.

  3. Mix in the khoya and cardamon powder and stir well.

  4. Remove from heat , cool and keep aside.

To make the crepes

  1. Soak the samolina in milk for 2 hours.

  2. Mix in the flour (maida) and sugar and make a smooth paste without lumps.

To make the Patishaptas

  1. Heat a tava or a pan (preferably a non-stick one).

  2. Smear it with a little refined oil.

  3. Put 2 table spoon of the crepe batter and move the tava or pan in a circular motion so that the batter spreads out in a circular shaped crepe. Do not let it get brown. The colour should be offwhite.

  4. Put a little coconut stuffing you already made, on one side of the crepe and fold it like an omlette to make the Patishapta..

  5. Serve the Patishapta hot or cold.

Note: You can serve the Patishaptas with thick sweetened milk or rabri spread on top.
For Crepes

Samolina 1cup.
Milk 1-1/2
Maida (Plain Flour) 1 cup.
Sugar 3-1/2 tablespoon.

For Stuffing

Coconut 1/2.
Sugar 1/4th. cup
Khoya 100 gms
Cardamon 1 tsp
Refined Oil 3 tbsp.

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