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Patishapta is a Bengali dish also known as Bengali sweet pancake. Patishapta is the perfect snack for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Patishapta is a traditional Bengali dish made on the occasion of Sankaranthi, which is considered as one of the most important festivals in the Bengali calendar. This festival marks the passage from winter to summer.

The dish was originally made for the winter season but now can also be found all year round because it tastes good at any time of the year.


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Patishapta Recipe

Patishapta is a Bengali dish also known as Bengali sweet pancake. Patishapta is the perfect snack for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: Bengali

Ingredients for Patishapta

For rolls:

  • 1 Coconut grated without the brown skin
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 500 ml Milk

For batter:

  • 3/4 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/4 cup Semolina fine
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar powdered
  • 1 tsp. Ghee

For dipping sauce:

  • 2 litre Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Almonds finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Pistachios finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

How to make Patishapta

For dipping sauce:

  • Heat milk and sugar till it is reduced by half in volume.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cool to room temperature.

For rolls:

  • Heat the grated coconut and milk in a nonstick pan.
  • Stir and cook till thickened.
  • Add sugar, stir and resume cooking till a soft lump forms.
  • Cool till warm.
  • Shape into 2" long 1" thick cylindrical rolls.
  • Keep aside.

For batter:

  • Mix all ingredients of batter together.
  • Add enough water to make a thick batter.
  • It should be able to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Heat a nonstick tawa or a griddle pan.
  • Spread 1 to 2 tbsp of batter to form a thin pancake.
  • Place one coconut roll in center and roll up pancake.
  • Repeat for all batter and rolls.

To proceed:

  • Place the rolls in a shallow glass dish.
  • Pour milk sauce over them.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.
  • Chill well before serving.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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