Narkel puli pitha/Heavenly Coconut Stuffed Dumpling

Narkel puli pitha/Heavenly Coconut Stuffed Dumpling

Narkel puli pitha/Heavenly Coconut Stuffed Dumpling

Preparation Time: 30 minute

Cook Time: 20 minute

Total Time: 50 minute

Cuisine: Bangladeshi

Recipe Type: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Dessert

Serves: 12-16


  • 1 cup date jaggery (Gur)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cups desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cups rice flour
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep frying

How to make the recipe:

Coconut filling:

  • Boil water and add the gur/Jaggery.
  • As gur melts add coconut to the pan. Cook stirring often until the mixture is semi sticky but not runny


Make pitha/dumpling dough:


  • Boil water. Add salt and oil.
  • Add rice flour to boiling water and keep stirring with a wooden spoon to form a firm but soft and not sticky dough. Adjust flour accordingly.
  • Knead well for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Take a portion of the dough and roll it out as thick tortilla, about a quarter of an inch thick.
  • Cut out circles with a cookie cutter.
  • Place a small amount of coconut filling on each circle. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  • Brush the edges of with water and seal tightly to form a crescent (semi-circular) shape.
  • Heat oil.
  • Fry the narikel puli pitha in medium heat until the dough is cooked through and slightly golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Bengali recipe



  • Adjust water and four for the dough depending on the quality of flour.
  • You can also use beef or chicken as an alternative option of coconut.

Will Narkel puli pitha float your new year. You may want to start with


Rosogulla /Rasgulla Poila Baisakh

Try making you own homemade curry, start with the basic curry sauce. The you can make the naan bread or a aubergine and sweet potato curry with Keema Rice.