How to make Gokul Pithe - Coconut and khoya cakes dipped in maida batter and deep fried.

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Main Ingredients : Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल), Khoya/mawa

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Gokul Pithe

Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Gokul Pithe Recipe

  • Fresh coconut grated 1 cup

  • Khoya/mawa 2 cups

  • Sugar 2 1/2 cups

  • Pure ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch


Step 1

Cook two cups of sugar with one cup of water to make syrup of one thread consistency. Allow it to cool.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan. Add the coconut, khoya and remaining sugar and sauté on medium heat, stirring continuously, till the mixture thickens.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Divide the mixture into eight equal portions, roll them into balls and flatten them between palms to form cakes.

Step 4

In a bowl mix maida and sodium bicarbonate. Add one and a half cups of water to form a thick coating batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai. Dip the coconut cakes in the maida batter and deep fry till golden brown in colour.

Step 6

Drain and soak in the sugar syrup for half an hour. Drain and serve.