About Gokul Pithe Recipe: A delectable Bengali sweet, Gokul Pithe is a traditional dish that is made on the festival of Makar Sankranti or Poush Parbon in Bengali homes. These are sweet fried dumplings, soaked in thick hot sugar syrup. The filling is mostly of grated coconut and jaggery. Made easily with simple ingredients, Gokul pithe is simply an irresistible dish to relish!
Ingredients of Gokul Pithe
200 gms coconut, grated
450 gms khoya
2 1/2 cup sugar/date palm jaggery
150 gms flour
5-6 cups water
40 gms ghee
1/8 tsp sodium bicarbonate
How to Make Gokul Pithe
1.Make sugar syrup by heating 2 cups sugar with 4 cups of water.
2.Allow it to cool. Fry the coconut, khoya and 2 tbsp of sugar together in a pan over medium flame. Stir it continuously.
3.To make cakes, roll the mixture into balls and flatten between the palms.
4.Make batter by mixing flour, remaining water, sodium bicarb and ghee.
5.Heat ghee and coat coconut-milk cakes in the prepared batter.
6.Deep fry until golden brown and immerse in the sugar syrup.