Saturday, August 7, 2010

Coconut filled Pancakes

Coconut always reminds me of festive sessions in India. I can't think of one festival where I have not seen coconut being used. In India any puja, festival or any auspicious ceremony will not be completed without coconut. I was pleasantly surprised to know that there is a festival in Maharastra which is named after this tropical fruit. It's called the "Narali Purnima" which is celebrated during the month of Shravan (August) by the fishermen.

I made these pancakes quite some time ago but never really got a chance to upload them. This week I was going through my list of unpublished recipes and found this one. Although I have uploaded the photos on my Facebook page but the recipe was not uploaded. Back in India we used to relish on this dish during Makar Sankaranti around end of January. The dish is called Patishapta in Bengali. I have made little changes to the original recipe. So here is the recipe of Patishapta with chocolate sauce.  


For the pancakes:

100 gm plain flour
100 gm semolina
30 gm rice flour
600 ml of full fat milk
50 gm of brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon powder
Oil for frying

For the coconut filling:

100 gm of freshly grated coconut
50 gm soft brown sugar
50 ml Maple syrup
50 gm honey
3-4 green cardamom

For the Chocolate Sauce:

100 gm dark chocolate ( at least 60% coca solids)
100 gm soft brown sugar
100ml double cream
50 gm unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence


Mix all the dry ingredients for the pancake, then add the milk and mix well until it becomes a thick homogeneous mixture. Keep it aside. In a deep bottom pan mix the coconut, sugar, maple syrup and honey until the sugar has melt and the whole thing has become sticky. Crush the green cardamom seeds and mix in the coconut mixture well.

Break the chocolate in to pieces and place them with the butter and sugar in a Bain-marie and let it melt till it becomes a pool of chocolate. Add the double cream and the vanilla essence; mix well with a wooden spoon. Remove from the water bath and let it cool.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add spoon full of pancake batter and spread with the spoon. Cook till bubble forms on the top. Place the coconut mix on one side of the pancake and roll the pancake and keep for a minute and remove from the pan.Repeat the procedure for every pancake you make. Serve hot with the hot fudge sauce.


  1. Coconut with chocolate nice combination, lovely pancakes.
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  2. wow its delicious looking pancake ....never tried this before the way u present this ...very very tempting clicks ...drooling here ...thanks for sharing dear ..happy weekend Sanchita


  3. looks yummy...keep up the goodwork...shyamaldada

  4. oh my mouth is watering!! and as usual such stunning photography x

  5. Got directed to your website through some other blog and I'm happy that happened.
    Love your space and also your pictures! Will definitely give this recipe a try because my family is a big fan of pancakes.
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Hi. The pancakes look scrumptious. Beautiful clicks.

  7. pancakes with coconut n chocolate look decadent ! stunning clicks..

  8. my mom used 2 make these whn we used 2 get bak from school hungry...brings back memories..i am def gonna try them out

  9. pancakes looks delicious and very tempting pics.

  10. Dripping chocolate sauce, am dead a log now Sanchita, soon will try this recipe.....Loved 3rd pic drool droool :)

  11. Nice one, i will try it out!

  12. Bookmarked! Love the filling and I am sure coconut and chocolate combo must have tasted out of this world. D would love this :) thanks for sharing!

  13. Love coconut and chocolate combination.Pancakes look fabulous and so are the pictures

  14. Yummy combo and you have a great space