How to make Lavang Latika - Bengali sweets present one popular offering

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

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Cloves (लौंग)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Lavang Latika checkout Balushahi, Gajar Ke Tukde, Ghevar, Jalebi . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Atte Ja Ladun, Anjeer And Date Burfi, Khajoori Farhali Laddoo, Churma Laddoo.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Lavang Latika Recipe

  • Refined Flour 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 chopped 4-5

  • Almonds roughly chopped 4-5

  • Pistachios roughly chopped 4-5

  • Sugar dissolved in ½ cup water 1 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.