Lapsi is a Gujarati sweet dish made from broken wheat has an age-old significance of being auspicious. It is made on special occasions like buying a home, new job, new baby or any other memorable occasion with prayers of good luck for the new beginning. Broken wheat is rich in fiber and jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals making Lapsi a very nutritive sweet. The traditional recipe that is made is plain and simple without any nuts and spices. However adding dried raisins and nuts to this recipe makes it richer and tastier.
- 1 cup broken wheat
- 1 cup jaggery
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup broken cashew nuts
- 2 tablespoons of ghee
- Dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups of hot water, strain to remove any residue and set aside.
- Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan on medium heat; add the cashew nuts and roast until the color changes to light golden. Turn off the heat and keep the roasted cashew nuts aside.
- Heat another tablespoon of ghee in a wide pan on medium heat; stir in the broken wheat and roast the wheat until it gets a roasted aroma and the color changes to golden orange.
- Pour in the jaggery mixture and cardamom powder stirring continuously until well combined. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally until the wheat is cooked to tender.
- When done the grains should be separate and not mushy and sticking together. Allow the Lapsi to rest covered for five minutes. Stir in the cashew nuts and the raisins to the above mixture and serve
- Add the cashew nuts and the raisins to the Lapsi . Serve the Lapsi warm as a dessert or a sweet for special occasions.