Lavang latika(clove sweets)

Ingredients:

For dough:

  • Maida (refined flour): 2 cup
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 1 serving spoon
  • Milk:  ¾ cup
  • Clove: 20-25no.
  • Ghee (clarified butter): for frying
  • Chandi ka varak: 4-5 leaf

For stuffing:

  • Khoa (Mawa):1 cup
  • Clove: 15-20no.
  • Sugar: 3 table spoon

For sugar syrup:

  • Sugar: 2 cup
  • Water: 1 cup

Preparation:

For stuffing:

  1. Grind clove with sugar, keep aside.
  2. Take a non stick fry pan. Pour 1 table spoon of ghee.
  3. Add Khoa and fry on medium flame. Stir continuously till it becomes light brown in color.
  4. Add clove powder Keep aside.
  5. Allow it to cool to room temperature, add sugar powder and mix properly.
  6. Now, stuffing is ready.

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; put Maida, ghee. Mix well by rubbing between palms.
  2. Add milk in small quantity and knead them, if required put some more milk.
  3. (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  4. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 20-30 minutes.

For making outer layer:

  1. Take dough; divide this into 20-25 parts. Keep aside.
  2. Take one by one; make small balls (~ 0.5 inch diameter).
  3. Roll the balls in 4-5 inch diameter circle like small poori.
  4. Take one poori, Place 1full teaspoon stuffing in the centre of the poori.
  5. Fold one side and cover the stuffing, press the edges.
  6. Then fold other side with overlap, press the edges.
  7. Change to upside down (as shown in photo).
  8. Again fold both side one by one (as shown in photo).
  9. Lastly prick a clove in the centre. Keep aside under damp cloth.
  10. After completing all latika, deep fry it.

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a fry pan on medium heat (to check if ghee is ready, put a little piece of dough in the oil it should come up slowly).
  2. Deep fry it on medium to low heat.
  3. Note: if it is fried on high heat, it will be soft. It will not be crunchy.
  4. After it starts to puff slowly turn over.
  5.  Fry till it becomes golden brown from both sides.
  6.  Take it out on strainer, and keep aside, allow cooling.
  7. Method for making sugar syrup:
  8. Take another pan; add sugar with water.
  9. Stir continuously on the lower flame, make sugar syrup.
  10. Allow to boil sugar syrup till get thread.
  11. Thread is coming it means this is the right consistency.
  12. Dip this lavang latika into the sugar syrup.
  13. After 1-2 minutes, take out pieces on strainer till syrup becomes dry.
  14. After this rap the latika with Chandi ka varak.
  15. Now lavang latika is ready to serve and eat.
    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    making dough

    making dough

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    make small balls

    make small balls

    Roll the balls

    Roll the balls

    Roll the balls

    Roll the balls

    Place 1full teaspoon stuffing

    Place 1full teaspoon stuffing

    cover the stuffing

    cover the stuffing

    fold other side

    fold other side

    press the edges

    press the edges

    Change to upside down

    Change to upside down

    press the edges

    press the edges

    Again fold both sides one by one

    Again fold both sides one by one

    Again fold both sides one by one

    Again fold both sides one by one

    Again fold both sides one by one

    Again fold both sides one by one

    prick a clove

    prick a clove

    prick a clove

    prick a clove

    prick a clove

    prick a clove

    ball,poori and latika

    ball,poori and latika

    completing all latika

    completing all latika

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    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    Deep fry

    slowly turn over

    slowly turn over

     Take it out on strainer

    Take it out on strainer

    Dip this lavang latika into the sugar syrup

    Dip this lavang latika into the sugar syrup

    Dip this lavang latika into the sugar syrup

    Dip this lavang latika into the sugar syrup

    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

    Lavang latika (clove sweets)

  • Today, I am going to upload traditional recipe from Bengal and Bihar.
  • Lavang latika is prepared on the festive occasion.
  • As the name gets lavang (clove) in Sanskrit.
  • This is one of the aromatic Indian spice flavorful stuffing.
  • Above all, Home food is always tasty as it is prepared with loads of love and care.

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