Lavang Latika Recipe

2 tblsp semolina (rava)
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1 pinch nutmeg powder
1 pinch salt
1 coconut grated
1/2 cup milk
pure ghee to fry 
2 cup refined flour (maida)
1/2 cup sugar (for syrup)
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water

How to make lavang latika :

  • Sieve flour.
  • Mix in oil and enough water to knead into a firm dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside.
  • Bring the sugar and water to boil.
  • Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) to obtain sugar syrup of three string consistency and keep aside.
  • Heat up one tsp ghee in a pot and fry the semolina till light brown.
  • Mix in milk, sugar and coconut and keep stirring on a low heat up till the mixture becomes thick.
  • Take off from heat.
  • Mix in cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Cool and divide into 12 portions.
  • Divide the dough into 12 portions.
  • Roll out one portion into a small puri.
  • Put a little stuffing in the centre and fold the puri like an envelope.
  • Stick a clove in the centre to keep it in place.
  • Heat up ghee and fry the latikas on medium heat up till golden brown.
  • Remove and soak them immediately in the hot sugar syrup.
  • Remove and serve after a couple of hours.