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Gakul Pithe Recipe | Makar Sankranti Special Sweet Dish Gakul Pithe Recipe | Gakul Pitha A Bengali Sweet Dish Recipe

Updated on January 15, 2014
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India is a land of festivals and sweets are the essential to make the celebration complete. As a tradition Bengalis prepare varieties of sweets on the occasion of "sankarnti" a well known festival celebrated across the country by different names. "Gokul Pithe" is one of the most popular sweet recipes being prepared on this occasion.

My husband is a pure sweet freak. This time on the occasion of Sankranti, I prepared this recipe for him. I am glad to share the recipe among all the peers. This recipe needs very few ingredients and quite easy to prepare. Follow the simple instructions given below to make this mouth watering recipe.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 4 people

What You Need

  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 Coconut, shredded
  • 500ml Milk
  • 3 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tbsp cardamom, Crushed
  • 1 cup Sunflower oil

Procedure for Stuffing

a) Add the coconut and 1 cup sugar first in heavy bottomed vessel and mix well using wooden spoon.Stir continuously, till the sugar melts .

b)Add milk and stir well in medium flame.Stir till the mixture become dry and sticky.

c) Add the crushed cardamom and mix it well.Stuffing is ready.

d) Let it cool and shape round or like a diamond.

Stuffed Balls
Stuffed Balls

Procedure to make Sugar Syrup

In bowl, take 2 cup sugar, small amount of crushed cardamom and 4 cup water.Mix them well and boil it for 5 mins.

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Dip the Ball in Syrup
Sugar Syrup
Sugar Syrup

How to Prepare Gakul Pitha

  1. Take a spread bowl and mix the flour, little amount of sugar and water.Make a batter.
  2. Now take the ball like stuff and pour into the batter.
  3. Put oil in a pan and when it become hot,place the stuff with batter in the oil and deep fry them.
  4. After frying soaked them directly into sugar syrup.
  5. Lastly boil the sugar syrup with the balls for 2 mins.
  6. Let them cool and refrigerate them.Serve it cool.
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      M K Paul 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Suzanne.This dish can made with using so many ingredients bt I try with very less , easily made..It tastes good.Try this

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      Suzanne Day 4 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I found this hub at breakfast time and the photos have made me very hungry! I like that there are few ingredients. Thanks for an easy recipe and voted awesome.

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      M K Paul 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Chitragada...It's very easily made dish and the ingredients are very lil

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds delicious and I am going to try this one. I have had this sweet recipe at one of my Bengali friend's party but did not know how to make it.

      Thanks for sharing the details!