January 29, 2014

Labongo Latika - Bengali Sweet

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  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour / Self Raising Flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar (preferably powdered)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Saffron, Soaked In 2 tbsp Warm Water
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • Little Warm Water To Knead The Dough
  • 1 Cup Oil for Deep Frying
  • 20 Cloves


  • 200 gm  Khoya
  • 3-4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Warm Water


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Rose Essence 


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 2 tbsp sugar, saffron water, ghee  and salt. Mix well. 
  • Add water little by little. Knead it to make a smooth dough. 
  • Cover it with a wet cloth and rest for 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 20 portions, by which make 20 equal flat balls and set those aside.
  • In a pan, crush mawa or khoya. Add ½ Cup warm water, nutmeg powder, Sugar in it. 
  • Heat the pan  and keep stirring continuously for about 6-7 minutes or till the mixture thicken. Switched off the flame once done. 
  • Add raisins to the mixture and mix.. Keep it aside and let it cool down a little.
  • Heat a pan and add 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water in it. 
  • Mix rose essence and let it boil. 
  • Two String consistency of syrup is required for this sweet.
  • In the mean time, flat a ball by sprinkling little flour and make poori approx 4” diameter circle or oval. 
  • Take a spoonful filling and place at the center of the circle.
  • Fold from two opposite sides. 
  • Lastly, with your wet fingertips, fold from the remaining opposite ends to make a pocket
  • Wrap the edges with little water and insert a clove to seal the pocket, so that the pocket won’t open easily.
  • Heat enough oil in a wok for frying labongo latika on medium low flame. 
  • Slowly add 4-5 pockets in it. 
  • Fry slowly till both sides turn into golden brown.  
  • Remove them from the oil and dip in thick sugar syrup for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Make sure that both sides of labongo latika are getting drenched in sugar syrup. 
  • Remove from syrup and arrange on serving plate. 

Sending this recipe to SNC Challenge - January Month 2014.


  1. Delicious labongo latika. You made it very perfectly. Hope you enjoyed it.

  2. mmmm.....yummmm... Looks mouthwatering. Amazing clicks

  3. very very tempting and delicious labong latika :) perfectly made !!

  4. mouthwatering sweet.. looks too good.. :)

  5. perfectly made, looks very delicious..

  6. Thank you Sanoli for such yummy recipe...Loved it :)

  7. perfectly cooked n nice pictures...yummy sweet.