The Nolen Gur Series : Part I ~ Patishapta Pitha Recipe

dsc_0120Patishapta is the Bengali answer to a French Crepe. Unlike savory crepes, Patishapta is always sweet and is smaller in diameter. It has a sweetened coconut or a fudgy sweet cheese filling. So I can rightfully call this recipe ‘Crepes with Coconut and Jaggery’. 
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Nolen Gur | Khejur Gur | Date Palm Jaggery | Patali Gur ~ Uniquely Bengal (Winter Superfood)

Date Palm Jaggery, Nolen Gur, Nalen Gur

The jaggery wrapped in a local Bengali newspaper

What is ‘Nolen Gur’? Why is it so unique?
‘Nolen Gur’, ‘Notun Gur’ or ‘Khejur Gur’ is Date Palm Jaggery that is unique to Bengal. With the onset of a nip in the air, the local sweet (dessert) shops, in my hometown of Kolkata, are buzzing with eager customers buying the dairy-based sweets made with the ‘New Jaggery’. ‘Nolen’ stands for new, and ‘gur’ stands for jaggery.

Delicious Bengali desserts recipes using Nolen Gur on my blog are:
Nolen Gur-er Patishapta Pitha 

Nolen Gur-er Naru or Coconut Jaggery Balls

Nolen Gur-er Paayesh or Rice Pudding

Nolen Gur-er Eggless Cake
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