For the Indian Cooking Challenge this month, we went on to make the Bengali Special Sweet Pati Shapta. This is a sweet that Bengalis make during the January month for Sankranthi. I selected this recipe from Sandeepa's blog and she has pretty much given it clearly.
For a change this sweet is not entirely made with paneer, though it does still deal with milk product. And they also use Date Palm Jaggery. If you are not able to get it, use regular sugar. Though we have to make it at home, and most times the measurement would be for a large crowd and I end up scaling down for a smaller number, for my ICC members, this time though I had the measurement for a smaller number, I had to scale up for 100 folks. We had a food festival at office and we decided to select a dish from Bengal. Since we have a Bengali colleague, we were able to get the authenticity of this dish when he tasted. He was so elated tasting it that he called up his mom and shared the pictures we clicked.