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 .
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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.
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.