Pithe: famous Bengali Sweet


This is the time of winter and Bengalis are celebrated poush parbon in this winter. In this article you can find total information about famous Bengali cuisine pithe. What is the history of pithe, how to make, where you find this, how you serve everything.

History of this famous Bengali Sweet Pithe:


The last day of Bengali month poush makar sankranti or harvest festival is celebrated in Bengal and eastern part of India. Indians believe in the time of maker sankranti an auspicious phase started and inauspicious phase end which started in middle of December. Actually this is the time of harvest festival in India. In this time in Bengali home's ladies are busy to make some desert or misti item called pithe. Pithe is made up of rice flour and jaggery (which is available in the winter).

About famous Bengali Sweet Pithe:


Pithe is a famous Bengali sweet. There have many recipe of Pithes such as patisapta, dudh puli, puli pithe,soru chakli, gokul pithe, ranga aloor pithe, mugger pithe, aske pithe. Pithe is a art of Bengali sweet.

How to make some delicious recipe of Pithe:


Recipe of Patisapta:

Ingredients:
Rice flour: 250gm
Coconut (crushed): 1 piece
Milk: 200 lt
Palm jaggery: 250gm
Oil (sunflower): 50gm
Sugar: as needed
patisapta
Recipe:
For preparing the batter first mix the rice flour with milk and sugar and leave this batter for 2 hours.
For filling take coconut and mixes with palm jaggery and stirring in low flame in the pan. Stir this mixture until sticks together. Leave the pan from oven.
To make patisapta first heat the non stick pan in low flame. Then rub over the oil in the pan with a big ladle put the batter in the pan about round shape and leave the batter in low heat until it coloured little brown. Then put the filling and rolled the batter and remove from pan. And your patispta is ready to serve.

Recipe of Puli Pithe and Dudh puli:

Ingredients:
Rice flour: 500gm
Coconut (crushed): 1 piece
Jaggery: 200gm
Milk: 1litter
Cardamom: as needed
Salt: as needed
dudh puli


Recipe:
At first prepared the dough for puli with rice flour and warm water. Add some salt as you needed.
For filling take coconut and mixes with palm jaggery and stirring in low flame in the pan. Stir this mixture until sticks together. Leave the pan from oven.
To make puli pithe make small ball from the dough then spread the ball with your hand shape like a cup. Then stuff the filling and by folding seal the edges. Then boil these puli about 5 minutes in hot water in high flame and your puli pithe is ready after this.
If you like the dudh puli after prepared the puli boil these in milk.
Before make dudh puli you need 1 litter milk and by boiling this reduce it to half. Then add sugar and crushed cardamom and then putt off the pulis for 15 minutes stiring slowly and your dudh puli are ready.

Recipe of Gokul pithe:

Ingredients:
Kheer: 400gm
Milk: 1-2 cup
Flour: 50gm
Coconut: 1 piece
Palm jaggery: 200gm
Sugar: 300 gm
Cardamom: as needed
Oil or ghee: 200gm
gokul pithe


Recipe:
For filling take coconut and mixes with palm jaggery and stirring in low flame in the pan. Stir this mixture until sticks together. Leave the pan from oven.
Then mix the flour with oil or ghee and mixes the milk to prepare the batter.
Then prepared the dough with kheer milk and crushed cardamom. Make some small balls from this dough. With your hand make the ball in a shape of cup fill the coconut mixture and sealed it by folding. The pithe is ready.
Prepared the sugar syrup. Deep the pithe in the syrup.
Gokul pithe is ready to serve.

This is a home made sweet but now a day these sweets are available in many shops and restaurants as a dessert dishes. You can buy these 10 rupees par pithe approximately. You can buy pithe as thali in restaurant.
Some shops and restaurant where these dishes are available are:
6 ballygunge Place
Phn no: 033 24603922, +91 9903975614

Balaram Mallick
Park Street
22, Park Street
kolkata- 700046

V I P Sweets
P156 CIT road
Kolkata - 700 054
Phone: 2355 8978


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