Lobongo Lotika (Bengali Traditional Festive Dessert)

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Lobongo Lotika (Bengali Traditional Festive  Dessert)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 40 Min


Serves : 4
  • 2 cups maida (plain flour)

  • 1 cups khoya

  • 1 cups coconut, grated

  • 1/4 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

  • 1/8 tsp saffron / a pinch

  • 1 cups ghee for deep frying


  • In a pan, mix khoya, coconut and 3 tbsp. sugar. Cook till well blended.
  • Add the nuts, raisins, cardamom and nutmeg powder. Keep aside. Knead a stiff dough with flour, water and 3-4 tbsps. of ghee.
  • 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.
  • Roll out the dough. Put in little khoya and fold over in a rectangular shape, just like a parcel, fixing it with a clove.
  • 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.