Try this Odia style Saptapuri Recipe and thank me later.Sharing a delicacy from Odisha called ‘Saptapuri’ , a seven layer crispy Dessert.
The curiosity bug have already bitten you. And you are reading this post to know about this lesser known delicacy.
What is Saptapuri
A seven layer crispy dessert filled with the mixture of Jaggery and Coconut. Worthless to say the combination of coconut and jaggery is a marriage made in heaven.
Every Odia dish has a story to tell , a glorying culinary history that acts like a catalyst to your craving. That does to me .
This Dessert is part of Temple Food of Puri Jagannath Temple in Odisha. Satpuri ameisa is a ritual observed in the month of Bhadrav. Making Saptapuri in the temple kitchen is a must on that day.
They fill the Pitha with Chenna too. The soft cottage cheese you get after curdling the milk .
You may like to check the Recipe of this Indian Cheesecake.
Odia style Saptapuri Recipe
You need all purpose flour ( Maida ) and clarified butter aka cow Ghee for the dough. Mix the clarified butter with finger to get a crumb like texture. The heat of your fingers will slowly melt the Ghee.
Once you mix it completely , start adding water little by little.Make a dough and let it rest for 15 minutes .
Prepare the filling with jaggery & grated coconut . Let it cook completely before using them to fill the layers.
I prepared four Saptapuri using the dough. You need to divide the dough into flour equal parts.Use each part to make 7 pooris . Fill the layers with coconut filling and start putting one above the other .
Check this Video .
Oil to fry Odia Style Saptapuri
I have used Cold processed coconut oil by Happy Grove Co. frying these puris. It’s a super healthy choice approaching to a holistic lifestyle.
Frying takes time. Fry only one saptapuri at a time . Wait for 3-4 minutes before flipping. The bottom layer should be well fried before you flip to fry the other side. Else it will break.
You may like to bake this Eggless Jowar Banana Cake ,a super healthy Dessert.
Let it cool completely before you slice . One Saptapuri can be served to two persons.
Here is another delicacy called Khaja. It is prepared with the same dough using maida and Ghee.
|Prep Time||10 Minutes|
|Cook Time||45 minutes|
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 4 tbsp clarified butter
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 1/4 cup jaggery
- coconut oil Or Ghee
- 1 tsp green-cardamom powder
- Mix Ghee with flour with fingers. You will get a crumb like texture. Add water little by little and make a dough.
- Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Add grated coconut to a pan and start cooking at low to medium flame. Add jaggery powder to it.Keep stirring.
- Once the jaggery melts completely, add cardamom powder to it.Cook for another 2 minutes. Let it cool at room temperature.
- Divide the dough into four equal parts. Divide each dough into seven equal parts and start rolling pooris.
- The thickness of each poori should be 1/3 to 1/4 inch. Follow the video and start filling layers with coconut filling.Twist and fold at the to seal completely . I have used flour and water paste to seal one poori above the other. Check the video.
- Heat oil and start frying one Saptapuri at one time. Keep the flame low to medium. Slow frying is the key to get the perfect crispy texture . It will take 6-8 minutes to fry each saptapuri.
- Cool it completely at room temperature. Slice or break into tow parts and serve.
Add 2 tbsp of Maida to 4 tbsp of water to make a thick paste. Use this to seal the pooris.