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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Desserts, Eid Special Recipes, Pitha | 4 comments

Nakshi Puli Pitha / Fried Coconut Dumpling

Nakshi Puli / Fried Coconut Dumpling
By Rownak Jahan,
May 25, 2012Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 10-12 Nakshi Puli

Nakshi puli is artistic varsion of fried Puli pitha. This is actually coconut stuffed fried dumpling. If you dont have fresh grated coconut, you can use dry coconut and 1/2 cup coconut cream to give flavour to make it handy and simple.


For dough:

• 1 cup flour

• ½ teaspoon salt

• 1 tablespoon oil

• Lukewarm water

For Stuffing:

• 2 cups grated coconut

• 1 cup sugar

• 1 teaspoon clarified butter / ghee

• 1/3 teaspoon cardamom powder

• Saffron imitation

• Oil for deep fry















How to make:

1. Cook coconut, sugar, clarified butter and cardamom together till it comes dry along together.

2. Mix flour, salt, oil and water to make smooth hard dough. Cover it and let it set for at least 15 minutes.

3. Take the dough and divide into 10-12 balls. Roll each ball into 3.5″ flat bread and place 1 tablespoon coconut stuffing on flat bread. Now fold like dumpling and twist it and close it to press it in the middle.

4. Repeat the process with rest of balls and coconut stuffing.

5. Heat the pan with oil on medium and fry dumplings till those become golden brown.

6. Serve Nakshi puli / fried coconut dumpling or store it when it is cool down.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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  1. What is the measuring unit used for the coconut? Thanks

    • Thanks Baili. Measuring unit will be cup. Please check the recipe now.

  2. I like your recipe of kitchen.

    But j ‘ai need recipe Nakshi pitha

  3. I have tried many of you recipes…..and i love all of them…i just made the nakshi puli and they came out perfectly…thank you sooo much 🙂

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