Monday, 14 January 2013

Lobongo lotika



Bengali sweet
Serves 1 people

It is a traditional sweet, usually prepared during festivals.


Ingredients


  • 2 cups maida
  • 1 cup khoya
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. nuts and raisins, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder
  • pinch of saffron
  • ghee for deep frying

Directions

  1. In a pan, mix khoya, coconut and 3 tbsp. sugar. Cook till well blended.
  2. Add the nuts, raisins, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Keep aside.
  3. Knead a stiff dough with flour, water and 3-4 tbsps. of ghee.
  4. Make a syrup of the remaining sugar and water to one thread consistency. Add a pinch of saffron to it and keep aside.
  5. Make equal portions of the dough and khoya mix.
  6. Roll out the dough. Put in khoya and fold over in a rectangular shape, fixing it with a clove.
  7. Heat ghee and fry the Lobongo Lotika's till golden in colour.
  8. Dip in the sugar syrup for a couple of minutes. Drain and serve, hot or cld.

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