Lobong Latika

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Lobong Latika or Lavang latika or Laung Lathika are sweet khoya stuffed and fried pockets of all purpose four made with cloves.The name itself is interesting ,isn't it??These are super delicious and addictive dessert that you will definitely love.I made 16-17 of them and they were all gone in two days.




I have this sweet and wierd memory linked with the name lobong latika.Back in childhood days,okay,let's say from 6th standard I was collecting recipes from newspapers ,magazines in a diary.When in high school,I once saw this recipe lobong latika in Dainik Jagaran newspaper and cut paste it in my diary.I was so fascinated with the name that I wanted to give it a try.I asked mom to let me try this but as it was the two month's break that we would get to prepare board exams but mom wouldn't let me.One day when mom was visiting grandma' house I tried making the latikas .However,it turned out to be a complete disaster and with the help of my brother,I disposed them off and removed all the clues and signs that something like that ever cooked in the kitchen.I had to pay my brother by making his chemistry file to keep this moment a secret.



After coming back from the trip the next day mom asked the khoya seems a little less as it should be."We ate it,we were hungry and we mixed it with sugar and ate it with milk" that was our rehearsed answer.




Blogging Marathon#63 Day 12
Cuisine-Bengali
Dish-Lobong Latika
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Ingredients:
For dough
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon oil/ghee
water as required

For stuffing
1 cup khoya
1 cup nuts(almonds,cashew,Pistachios,walnut,raisins),crushed
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
2 tablespoon powdered sugar


For sugar syrup

1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
few saffron strands

other
cloves as required
ghee for frying

Method:

For dough
In a mixing bowl add sifted flour and ghee,mix well until flour is crumbly.Now add little water at a time and knead a dough using enough water.Keep the dough covered with kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.

For stuffing

In a pan add khoya. Roast it for 2 minutes.Now add all the dried nuts,cardamom powderand sugar,Mix well and keep it aside.

For syrup

In a sauce pan add sugar and water.Let is boil for 10 minutes and make a syrup of one thread consistency.Add saffron strands and remove from heat.




Making latikas
Now from the dough make small 12-15 round balls.
Place one ball on rolling board ,dust it with dry flour and roll it to make a small poori like shape.
In the center of it fill a tablespoon of khoya filling.
Apply little water on the edges of the round poori.Cover it from all four sides.Press one clove in the center of latika or two on and close them tightly .
Likewise make all latika and keep them covered until frying.
Heat ghee in a wok and deep fry the latika for 3-4 minutes on low to medium heat or until golden and crispy.
Drain them on paper towel.



Now dip the latika in sugar syrup two or three at a time and let them in syrup for a minute to soak as much as possible.



Place them in a plate.Once dried store in air tight container.



Serve and enjoy.




Serve-16 lakika Cooking time-1 hour




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Best regards,
Sapana Behl

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17 comments

  1. Such a sinful sweet Sapana..We call it the same in andhra as well...I am surprised that you have been collecting recipes from such young age and your adventure so interesting to read..have you confessed to your mom abt this ever?

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    1. Yes Valli,We can't hide things room parents na.We told her after my exams were finished.

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  2. Such sweet memories. You have been one naughty child Sapana. These labong latikas have turned out perfect...

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  3. Childhood memories 😀 But so interesting to read that your passion for cooking started so young. Lovely sweet, I have to try your version as it has more khoya in it:)

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  4. You sure have a memorable experience with these Latikas Sapana. I made these for a previous BM and loved them. You are tempting me to make them again.

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  5. Those childhood moments are so precious. We use to do the same, experiments in the kitchen when we were along. Remember seeing this recipe on blogs and was hoping I could find something in Telugu that starts with lavamgam. No luck!!

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  6. This lobong latika makes me nostalgic. Its been ages i had this incredible and traditional sweet.

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  7. Wow, Sapna surprised to learn about your interest in cooking from such a young age. Your lobong latikas have come out well and love your props.

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  8. these are cute little munchkins.. Amazing that you started collection recipes from 6th grade.

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  9. Interesting childhood memories,lobong latika has come out so well.I too made for April 2014 BM..

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  10. I guess we tuck in such memories in our minds, right? Those cuties look so sinful.

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  11. Childhood memories are always nostalgic...the LATIKA looks so sinful..would love to make these and even though these are sinful.

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  12. Such a beautiful recipe along with a great write-up. I loved every bit of this post Sapana!!

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  13. Childhood memories are the best and I am so happy we all had a wonderful childhood to talk aboit. The labong latika has come out perfect and I sm tempted to taste some.

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  14. your poor mom was clueless :) clove must give these an awesome flavor

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  15. This is in my to do list from long time but couldn't make it for this BM also. looks so yumm..

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  16. Drooling over here looking at the snaps. I was expecting for this recipe in this mega marathon... Thanks for sharing...

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