Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Laung lata (syrup based sweet)

                                     This Sweet preparation was made by my mother as a post Dussehra sweet ,as this could be stored for a long duration for unexpected guests.I as an young girl watched my mom make these beauties,and first fell in love with the name of the sweet ,then the look and lastly of course for the taste.
                                                     



         
                   

  • Ingredients
  • All purpose  flour -2 cups
  • oil or ghee-2 tablespoons
  • salt -1 pinch
  • thick sugar syrup-1 cup
  • oil for deep frying
  • coconut filling
  • cloves about 15

Mix the salt and ghee or oil to the flour



It should come together like this when pressed
                                         

                                        
Make a hard dough by sprinkling water

The ingredient from which the sweet gets its name,cloves(laung)
                                       
Pinch out small balls from the dough

Shape nicely into balls

Roll into a puri of diameter 2 to 2 and half inches

The filling

Take one teaspoon of the filling at the centre

First fold

Second fold

Fold in both the ends

Push in a clove to keep the cloves in place

My neat parcels are ready for frying

Slide in hot oil and fry for 2 minutes

Turn them over and fry,for 5 minutes


Now lower the flame and fry for another 2 to 3 minutes

Turn and fry in low heat for 2 minutes

Take them out of oil ,when they change colour to pink



Drop in sugar syrup one by one

Pick up with a pair of tongs

Spread them out on a plate without touching each other

Ready to relish!



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