have never tried my hands on Bengali cuisine…absolutely nothing.Infact I have a
very good Bengali friend but her life style is such that we
hardly get a chance to be with her.When Indian Cooking Challenge was announced I first
wanted to call her and ask about this sweet, but unfortunately she is out of
country.Anyway life moves on..I decided to make without any hesitation. I cut down the recipe , as my son who is my critic.. is off
sugar , I too avoid sweets...I did’nt know whom to feed. Anyway lets get to the recipe…..
1 ½ cups........... maida
¼ cup................ sooji
2 cups or a
little more milk
batter by adding milk, gradually so no
lumps are formed .
Let rest for
about 10 minutes.
Check on the
batter, if you need to add more milk do so.
On a non
stick pan spread the crepes .
Flip over and cook the other side too.
1 ½ cups ..........coconut,fresh
50 gms............. khoya
½ cup............... sugar(date palm jaggery can be used)
Add sugar to
the grated coconut.
khoya for a few seconds.
In a pan put
the grated coconut mix and khoya.
slow fire ,stirring regularly.
Place a crepe on the plate.
stuffing in the centre.
were made without any difficulty.The stuffing came out delicious.I loved the coconut
flavor..I took the plate to my hubby,who liked the dessert,but found it on the
sweeter side, I made my son taste a wee.wee..bit..and the same comment..very
sweet..and now was my turn…I simply loved it!!..sweet, yes it was..but I guess I
can cut down the sweetness and instead of drizzling condensed milk..I can make some home
made rabri which will not be as sweet.In fact I think it’s a fantastic dessert
,without butter , ghee…and yet so delicious.Thanks Valli!!I thoroughly enjoyed
making this one.
On second thoughts I think one can make crepes and use some left over mithais as stuffing.What say?
Labels: Indian Cooking Challenge, Indian Sweet