Lavang Latika Recipe - Bengali sweets present one popular offering

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida), Cloves

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

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Lavang Latika

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Lavang Latika Recipe - How to make Lavang Latika

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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High

Ingredients

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups

  • Cloves 10-12

  • Rose essence 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 3-4 tbsps to deep fry

  • Tutti frutti 3 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts roughly chopped4-5

  • Almonds roughly chopped4-5

  • Pistachios roughly chopped4-5

  • Sugar dissolved in ½ cup water1 cup

Method

Step 1

Cook sugar with ½ cup water, stirring, till you get a syrup of one string consistency. Add rose essence and mix well. Mix maida and ghee in a parat, add a little water and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 2

Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai. Mix together tutti frutti and dry nuts. Divide into 12 equal portions.

Step 3

Roll out each portion into a puri. Place one portion of the filling in the centre of the puri, drizzle a little ghee and fold in the sides to overlap each other.

Step 4

Secure with a clove. Deep fry these lavang latikas till golden brown. Drain and soak them in warm sugar syrup for 15 minutes. Drain and serve warm.

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