Lapsi a traditional dish Rajasthani dish made with daliya (cracked wheat), gud(jaggery) and ghee. Cracked wheat, Dalia, Lapsi or Broken wheat are few names given to a form of wheat which is prepared by crushing whole wheat berries (kernels) into small pieces.
Benefits of eating Lapsi:Cracked wheat has all the benefits of wheat flour, but it has some additional benefits as it contains the outer barn and germ of the wheat. Hence it is an excellent source of fiber. It is a good source of Iron and protein.
The second main ingredient in Lapsi is gud/gur/jaggery. This unrefined sugar obtained from raw concentrated sugarcane juice. It is an excellent source of iron and hence good for anemics. It prevents constipation and cleanses the liver.Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and thus increases immunity.
Lapsi, a yummy Indian sweet, hardly needs any introduction!! Moist and soft old fashioned lapsi oozes with the richness of the desi ghee. It is always cooked on festive days like Holi, Dhanteras and Dipavali and some special occasions or for rituals (puja).
The cracked wheat is first cooked in water and then jaggery along with ghee and flavored with cardamom. This sweet is just yummy and addictive too. It has got goodness of wheat and jaggery.
As I was in rush when i made this recipe, i don't have step by step pics. But will soon update it. :-)
Rajasthani Lapsi recipe below:
Prep time Cook time Total 5 min 25 min 30 min
Lapsi ? broken wheat sweet porridge.
AUTHOR: MonaliRECIPE TYPE: sweetCUISINE: Rajasthani, IndianSERVES: 4-6
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup=237 ml)1 cup Daliya or cracked wheat (coarse variety)¾ cup to 1 cup Jaggery (gur/gud)4 tbsp. ghee2 tbsp. of raisins4 tbsp. of nuts of your choice (cashews/almonds)5-6 green cardamom1 tsp desiccated coconut (optional)3 to 3.5 cups water
DIRECTIONPre-heat a pressure cooker pan over a stove. Add 1 tbsp...