Lobongo Lotika, also known as Laung Latika is a classic Bengali sweetmeat where a pastry dough envelops a stuffing made of milk solid known as kheer. The folds are sealed using a lobongo or a clove before they are deep-fried and dunked in thick sugar syrup. This Bengali sweet recipe of lobongo lotika gives you the perfect crunchy texture on the outside with a juicy and rich centre.
Peraki is a seasonal Bengali dessert that resembles a turnover with a rich stuffing of milk solids or khowa, grated coconut, chopped nuts and date palm jaggery. These are deep-fried and then dipped in warm sugar syrup to get a crunchy texture on the outside while the centre remains juicy.
Bhapa Sandesh is a variety of Bengali sweets recipe where chena or cottage cheese is mixed with rest of the ingredients and is steam cooked. When served chilled, it is also known as Ice Cream Sandesh due to its creamy and rich texture.
Pantua recipe, much like other recipes of Bengali sweets, is a milk sweet dish where cow’s milk, in particular, is curdled to get some cheese which in turn gives these scrumptious sweets.
Pranhara or Kancha Golla is a variety of sandesh, a Bengali sweet dish which is widely popular for its simplicity and melt-in-mouth taste. Like most Bengali sweets, it is also made with fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk or chenna, a bit of condensed milk and a couple of drops of rose extract.
Nikuti is one of the lesser-known Bengali Sweet from India’s eastern state of West Bengal. Similar to the recipes of Pantua and Chanar Jilipi, nikuti recipe also needs fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk mixed with semolina and flour. Small oblong-shaped dumplings are made out of the dough which is deep-fried before soaking in a simple syrup.