Lavang Latika

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Sweetened khoya and dry fruits encased in a crisp pastry and sealed with a clove.

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Lavang Latika recipe - How to make Lavang Latika

Preparation Time :    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 pieces.
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For the covering
1 cup plain flour (maida)
3 tbsp melted ghee

To be mixed into a filling
3 tbsp grated mava (khoya)
2 tbsp chopped dried fruits
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands

For the sugar syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

Other ingredients
12 cloves (laung / lavang)
ghee for frying

    For the sugar syrup

    1. Combine the sugar and water in a pan and simmer till it reaches a 1 string consistency.
    2. Remove from the heat and keep warm.

    For the covering

    1. Combine the flour and ghee in a bowl and make a stiff dough using enough water. Knead well.
    2. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
    3. Roll out each portion into a circle of 125 mm. (5") diameter.

    How to proceed

    1. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling at one end of the circle. Fold the ends and seal the edges using a little water.
    2. Insert a clove on top of the sealed edge.
    3. Deep fry in ghee over a slow flame until golden brown in colour.
    4. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
    5. Soak the lavang latikas in warm sugar syrup for about 2 to 3 minutes.
    6. Drain and serve warm.

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    Lavang Latika
     on 16 Jan 17 04:20 PM

    My lavang latika''s turned out great. I made them for Sankashti Chaturthi this time instead of modak''s. It was luscious, crisp and so mouthful. The filling is easy and delicious that you wouldn''t stop on one... No one can eat just one...
    Lavang Latika
     on 12 Jun 13 10:45 AM