Pati Shapta is a Bengali sweet made during the harvest festivals. Indian cuisine is so versatile that our ancestors had separate dishes for winter taking in to account the availability of the ingredients and climate and nutrition the body requires.
Pati means mat in Bengali and Shapta means folded - the dish looks like a neatly folded mat. The filling is made with freshly grated coconut and date jaggery as jaggery aides blood flow and coconut gives the needed nourishment for the skin during the winter months.
Pati Shapta is an amazing winter dessert.