Coconut Filling Patishapta

Is this how it happens ? You do it every day and then you suddenly realize you are addicted to it. Oh!! I am not addicted to anything bad .. it’s just Facebook… can’t be that bad .. right ? Wrong! It’s like my morning news paper with a hot cup of tea .. crazy .. huh! So like every day I logged in to Facebook with a cup of hot ginger tea and I notice that all my friends are wishing Happy Sankranti , Happy Pongal, Bihu etc etc and that’s when it struck me’s 14th January, a day celebrated in almost all part of India with different names but similar rituals, a major Harvest Festival.

This is one such festival which I used to enjoy a lot. Ma would start preparing her sweet dishes the night before and the whole house would smell so yummy .We had to get up very early morning ( definitely disliked this part .. bbbrrrr ), take shower, wear new clothes finish the prayer and then my favorite part would start .. lots of eating ๐Ÿ™‚ .These sweet dishes which were made during this festival was made out of rice powder, or flour, or coconut and they had a special name ‘ Pitha’ .

I never made Pitha before, so thought of giving a try. Called Ma early morning , took the recipe of Patishapta (my fav Pitha) and thankfully we had most of the ingredients at home ๐Ÿ™‚ I was a little worried but when you cook with your heart it has to come out right . I made Ma proud .. yay !

Coconut Filling Patishapta

Coconut Filling Patishapta


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbs cardamom powder
  • 1 cup water


    Prepare the coconut filling
  • I didn't had freshly grated coconut so I used the packed one from the market. Heat a pan , add the grated coconut and 1 cup sugar and stir it for the while . Add 1/2 cup milk and 1 tbs cardamom powder and keep stiring for another 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes a little sticky. You are done with the filling , keep it aside in a bowl.ย Key point to remember isย notย to cook in high heat.
  • Prepare the Patishapta
  • In a big bowl, combine the flour semolina and I cup sugar and mix properly. Now add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 milk along with 1tbs cardamom powder and mix them into a nice paste. It shouldn't be too runny or too thick (The batter should be something like a pancake batter or a dosa batter).
  • In a flat non stick pan, brush some oil .ย If you pour too much oil , it will be too difficult to spread the batter and if you pour less oil it will not be moist enough.ย So, this is what I did; I cut a small piece of potato from the edge , pricked it with a fork (not the flat side) and use the flat side to spread the oil in the pan.
  • Now take a ladle and pour some batter on the pan and spread it in a circular format.
  • Putย  little bit ofย  coconut filling
  • Using a spatula fold the sides like how to make a omelet and you made your fist Patishapta ๐Ÿ™‚
  • It definitely requires little skills but once you get the hang of it, it super easy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lovely recipe. And nice picture too. Thanks for dropping by my blog..

Kankana says:

Thanks Divya ๐Ÿ™‚

Priya says:

Irresistible recipe,thanks for stopping by..

lonima says:

Dear Kankana,
This recipe is a fav. of mine….
I think I shall give it a try too…
What if i wish to add kheer in addition to the coconut filling….Do let me know how exactly should i proceed…

U r doing good work if i haven’t said that already ๐Ÿ™‚

Kankana says:

Thanks Lonima ๐Ÿ™‚ Kheer filling is my fav too, but I didn’t had khoya or heavy cream at home which you need to make kheer.

So you take heavy cream or half and half (milk and cream) say 2 cup and boil in a pan with 1 cup sugar and keep boiling till it becomes think. Cool it and use it in the filling.

When you give coconut filling , it’s kind of dry as compared to how it will be when you use kheer. Give it a try and let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

Kankana says:

Thanks Lonima ๐Ÿ™‚ Sent you a mail on this ๐Ÿ™‚

Krithi says:

Sweet and yummy..

Rituparna says:

Hey ! Great to see the coconut filling. I so wanna have one of those. Love the look of your blog. N great recipes.
Luv …

pavithra says:

Thanks Kankana..I am bookmarking, sure will make this and let u know, and also I have tasted the Raskadam in a friend’s place, but she received that sweet from another friend so she was not sure about the recipe. When I Searched in the internet I got yours, I was impressed so much and bookmarked it. Will make it for some occasion and let u know ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks !!!


pavithra says:

Thanks Kankana, I am bookmarking this. Raskadam is another one which i have bookmarked in your space. I have tasted those beauties in one of my friends place, but she received it from her friend so she was not sure about the recipe. But when I searched for the recipe I got yours. I was so so impressed and immediately bookmarked it. Will do it for some occasion and let you know:) Thanks for sharing…