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Lobongo Lotika (Bengali Traditional Festive Dessert)

Lobongo Lotika (Bengali Traditional Festive  Dessert)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • maida (Plain flour) 2 cups

  • khoya 1 cups

  • coconut, grated 1 cups

  • cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

  • cloves 1 tsp

  • sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • water 3 cups

  • nuts and raisins, sliced 2 tbsp

  • nutmeg powder 1/4 tsp

  • saffron / a pinch 1/8 tsp

  • ghee for deep frying 1 cups

Directions

  • 01

    In a pan, mix khoya, coconut and 3 tbsp. sugar. Cook till well blended.

  • 02

    Add the nuts, raisins, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Keep aside. Knead a stiff dough with flour, water and 3-4 tbsps. of ghee.

  • 03

    Make a syrup of the remaining sugar and water to one thread consistency. Add a pinch of saffron to it and keep aside. Make equal portions of the dough and khoya mix.

  • 04

    Roll out the dough. Put in little khoya and fold over in a rectangular shape, just like a parcel, fixing it with a clove.

  • 05

    Heat ghee and fry the Lobongo Lotika till golden in colour. Dip in the sugar syrup for a couple of minutes. Drain and serve, hot or cold.

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