Recipe: Lavang Latika

Updated: Mar 05, 2013, 09:11 AM IST

Gorge on this exquisite sweet!


2 cups Plain Flour (Maida)
2 cups Sugar
2 tbsp Semolina (Rava)
1 cup Coconut, grated
½ tsp Cardamom Powder
½ cup Milk
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder
Ghee (as required)
1 cup Water


Take plain flour in a bowl and add salt and a tablespoon of ghee in it. Make firm dough by mixing it with water.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep it aside.
Heat a pan and add 1 tablespoon of ghee in it. Fry the rawa in the ghee till it turns brown.
Now, add coconut, milk and ¼ cup sugar in the rawa.
Let the mixture cook on low heat. Keep stirring, until the mixture becomes thick.
Put off the flame and add cardamom and nutmeg powder into it and mix well.
Take a little portion of the dough and roll it out into a small puri.
Put the already prepared mixture into this puri and close it like an envelope.
Stick a clove at the centre, so that the latika does not open.
Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
Take a big pan and heat enough ghee. Fry the latikas on medium flame till they turn golden brown. Keep the fried latikas aside.
To make the sugar syrup, take water in a bowl. Heat it by adding ½ cup of sugar.
Boil the syrup on low heat, till it reaches three-string consistency.
Remove the bowl of syrup from the stove and add the already prepared latikas in it. Take out the latikas after sometime and allow them to cool.
Enjoy the sweet Lavang Latikas!