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INDIAN RECIPE: Lavang Latika

Serves 4
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Lavang Latika:

For the dough:

  • 1 cup flour, sieved
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • A few strands of saffron, soaked in 1 tbsp water
  • 4 tbsp water

For the filling:

  • 3/5 cup khoya, mashed
  • 4 tsp almonds, slivered
  • 4 tsp pistachios, slivered
  • ½ tsp clove, powdered
  • 2 tbsp sugar, powdered
  • 12 cloves
  • Oil for frying

For the sugar syrup:

  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 ½ cups water

Directions for making Lavang Latika:

  1. Make a well in the centre of the sieved flour.
  2. Put the saffron and oil into the well and incorporate into the flour.
  3. Add water gradually and knead to make a hard dough. Cover with a wet cloth and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. For the stuffing, mix khoya, pistachios, almonds, powdered clove and powdered sugar. Divide into 12 equal portions.
  5. For the sugar syrup, boil sugar with water till the sugar is completely dissolved, simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape into balls. Roll out each of these balls into a 6” diameter pancakes.
  7. Place one portion of filling in centre of each pancake, brush the edges with water.
  8. Fold the pancakes from the right edge to centre and press firmly to seal in the filling. Repeat from the left edge, to give a 2” wide strip.
  9. Keeping the folded side out, make a ring with the strip. Brush edges with water and press firmly to seal, secure with a clove.
  10. Shallow fry on a very low heat for 8-10 minutes till crisp and golden brown in color. Remove and drain excess oil.
  11. Dip in hot sugar syrup to submerge completely, turning gently if required. Allow to soak for 2-3 minutes. Remove and drain excess syrup.
  12. Arrange neatly on a serving dish and serve.
  13. Enjoy your Lavang Latika. Hope you love this Indian recipe.


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