Coconut-stuffed parcels with cloves

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook: 300 Classic Recipes from the Great Regions of India

By Mridula Baljekar

Published 2017

  • About

The people of central India love desserts and sweetmeats. Lavang Lata is a pretty parcel of cardamom-scented coconut wrapped in a simple, home-made pastry with a whole clove to hold the parcel together. These delicious morsels are ideal with a cup of tea or after dinner with coffee instead of a dessert.


For the pastry

  • 225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour, plus extra for dusting


  1. First make the pastry. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the ghee or butter. Mix until the flour looks crumbly and has the texture of breadcrumbs.

  2. Gradually add the water to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon until a soft dough is formed.