Lavanga Latika/Lobanga Latika - West Bengal Special

This is the last post for the Indian Food Odyssey and I wanted to finish this journey with a sweet recipe.West Bengal is in the eastern region and its the 4th most populous state.
Bengali cuisine is famous for its sweet and the first thing come in my mind is rasagullas and rasamalai.I am an ardent fan of Bengali sweets.
Though I make rasmlai and rasgulla often somehow I couldn't post it for.,so I planned to post  for this BM.
As soon as I got mawa/khoya to make gulab jamuns for my son's class party,I changed my mind to make this Lavanga latika which I wanted to try since a long time.
I slighly tweaked the original recipe and made according to my family taste.Here goes the recipe.............................

Basic Information

Recipe Source ~ Sanolirecipes
Preparation Time ~ 20-25 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 30 minutes
Makes ~ 10-12


For the dough/outer covering
All puropse flour/maida1 cup
Melted butter/vennai3 tbs
Salt1/2 tsp
Waterto knead
Baking sodaa pinch
Oil to fry

For the filling
Khoya/mawa1/2 cup
Sugar/sakkarai3 tbs
Desiccated coconut3 tbs

For the sugar syrup

Sugar1/2 cup
Water1/2 cup
Cardamom powder/ellakai1 pinch


Prepare the dough by combing everything except the cloves and oil.Knead it to a stiff dough with water.Cover it with a damp cloth.Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile in a microwave safe bowl take the khoya,sugar and desiccated coconut and keep in a microwave high for 2 minutes,The stuffing is ready.
Make the sugar syrup to a single thread,add the cardamom powder and keep it aside.

Now divide the dough into 10-12 equal parts and on a floured surface roll into a 3 inch disc.Keep a spoonful of stuffing,fold the sides as shown and again fold it.Gently press the clove on it.Continue it for the rest of the dough.

Heat a pan with medium flame and drop 3-4 prepared pocket,deep fry it till it becomes golden and crisp.
Remove it and drop the fried one in the sugar syrup,let it soak for 3-4 minutes.Place it on a plate,let it cool down completely.

Store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator.


  • Addition of desiccated coconut is purely optional.
  • Instead of cardamom powder,saffron can be used for the sugar syrup.
  • Fry it in the oil in a medium flame to get a nice golden color.


Those lavanga latika are just torturing me, they are just simply out of the world, seriously irresistible they are.

I have always admired these latikas..but don't fare to eat them. .but I guess I should actually make them..they look so beautiful and the way you have presented. .wow..
Enjoyed reading your month long posts with lovely clicks.

super! lovely clicks tempting too much

Wow such an scrumptious sweet to end the marathon :) just tempting me , I wud love to grab some from screen right away :) Perfectly mad lavang lata and its a so nice to see wonderful recipes here for Long marathon !!

Oh i love these latikas ...Looks very tempting .Great work

wow that is so tempting and mind blowingly delicious!!! would love to have some right now!!

Lavanga latikas look stunning, I love the glazy look on top!..It was wonderful doing this BM with you Nalini, your lovely pictures added so much more to the journey.

Nalini, we have made 2 dishes same on consecutive days :-)
YOur lobong lathikas have come out perfect. Lovely clicks.
It was fun running the marathon with you.

The glaze on them is simply out of the world! Awesome results!!

the labong latika looks super cute.. perfectly made

Those Latika looks so cute and mouth watering . Nice recipe for the last state....

looks perfect :) i drooled over the pictures

Omg such perfectly made labong latika .. they are tooo tempting and a very delicious recipe to end the marathon :) You have rocked throughout the marathon dear :) fabulous job done . and am not able take my eye off from these wonderful clicks !! Kudos on your efforts !!

Lavang latika came out very well and very tempting too. Lovely clicks.

Wow such delicious and tempting lavang latika. I enjoyed the marathon with you.

Perfectly done and captured! It was fun running this marathon with you Nalini :)

They look absolutely stunning Nalini. A very elegant presentation...

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