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Lobongo Lotika

Lobongo Lotika, a traditional Bengali dessert, made of flour, filled with mouth watering khoya mixture and soaked in sugar syrup.

A clove is inserted on top of the sweet.

Ingredients:

Flour – 200 grams

Baking Powder – 2 pinches

Ghee – 45 grams

200 Gms (2 cups) khoya

1 tsp nutmeg powder

1 tsp saunf (fennalseed)

½ cup warm water

6-8 cloves

1- ½ tbsp ghee/oil

Ghee, for frying

For Sugar Syrup:

2 cups sugar

4 cups water

4-5 green cardamom powder

Directions:

Preparing Lobongo Lotika:

Lightly saute the mawa and nutmeg powder in a heavy bottomed pan for 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool.

Mix flour, baking powder, and ghee. Add enough warm water. Bind into a soft dough. Divide the dough into 6 portions.

Take a rolling board and roll out one ball into round thin pancakes.Put 1 tsp of the khoya kheer / mawa filling onto the center of the rolled out pancake.

Fold the two sides so that they overlap and form a rectangular shaped pancake. Insert a clove in the center to hold shape.

Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the lobongo lotika upside down till light brown.

To make the hot sugar syrup, take a deep pan, mix the 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water.  Bring to a boil. Add 4-5 crushed cardamom powder. Boil the syrup and then simmer to reduce the water by half

Dip the fried lobongo latika in the sugar syrup. Serve cold.

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