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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Labongo Latika/Bengali sweet

Labango Latika is a  bengali sweet dish stuffed with mawa ,fried and dipped in sugar syrup. I did not have kova and did not  make it for this month north vs south challange whose brain child is divya pramil of youtoocancook .Yesterday I saw that gayathri  had made this sweet with paneer. Such a lovely idea, I had some left over paneer and I followed gayathri recipe as it is .I am really happy to be part of this team and this is my very first challenge .This month sonali challenged south team with this sweet am really learning many things here .
By the way the dish came out really well .
 In bengali labongo means cloves thats how it got the name labongo latika. Labongo gives a really nice flavor over the entire sweet.

Preparation time:10 min
Cooking time:1 hour
Yields:10 numbers


For stuffing:

  • Paneer-100 g
  • Cashew -2 tbsp
  • Badam-2tbsp
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • Sugar -2 tsp
  • Milk -1 tbsp
For dough:
  • Maida-1 cup
  • Few saffron strands
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ghee-1 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar -1 tsp
  • Pinch of baking soda.
  • Cloves-10
  • Oil for deep frying.
For syrup:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Lemon juice few drops


For dough:
  • Add maida,salt,sugar,ghee and saffron together in a large mixing bowl
  • Mix to form a crumbly dough.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to form a firm dough.
  • Keep it aside for half an hour.

For Stuffing:
  • Wash the paneer and cut it into cubes, blend to a smooth paste with milk in a mixer
  • Add sugar to the paneer paste and heat it in a saute pan until it doesn't stick to the sides of the pan.
  • Don't make it too firm .
  • Add nuts to paneer paste and let it cool .

For Sugar Syrup:
  • Mix sugar and water together and heat it in a saute pan .
  • Cook in a low heat until the syrup thickens  .
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice (this avoid forming of crystals).

  • Divide the dough in to 10 equal pieces.
  • Roll them in to palm size pieces.
  • Fill in the stuffing .
  • Roll both the sides and cover the other sides too .
  • Pin the cloves in the middle so that the dough doesn't seperate.

  • Deep fry in oil until golden brown.

  • Dip them in sugar syrup for 2 minutes or until they absorb syrup.

  • Cool in wire rack and store in air tight container.

Intrested in sweet recipes like Sabudana kheer,Moongdal ladoo
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  1. very well prepared dear. Very well explained and l liked the usage of paneer.

  2. very nice; beautifully prepared :) shall try it Priya ;)

  3. Hmm.. good. Uve gt it well in ur first attempt itself. I must say quick learner :)

  4. Nicely done.its my to do list long time,soon will prepare it!!

  5. Well prepared, delicious labongo latika...

  6. Those packets look so cute ...thanks for step by step pics.

  7. Beautiful outcome and I can imagine the scent from the cloves.

  8. Oh my delicious. Who can resist and say no to these yummy packets


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