Lapsi is a fabulous tasty dish made from broken wheat also known popularly as “dalia”. Lapsi is one of the favorite sweet dishes among the Gujaratis. It is specially made on festivals or auspicious occasions.
Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown color, intense aroma and nice flavor. It is an easy, quick and healthy dessert that has a healthy combination of broken wheat, jaggery, and dates.
Broken wheat is a good source of the daily requirement of fiber and manganese in your food. As it is high in protein and low in fat and calories, it offers you nutrients without adding pounds to your body.
Lapsi ( Broken Wheat Dates Jaggery Pudding)
Broken Wheat -1 cup
Chopped Dates – 1/2 cup
Water – 3 & 1/2 cups
Jaggery – 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
Ghee – 1/4 cup + 1 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
Chopped nuts – 1/4 cup
A pinch of Salt
- Heat 1 cup of water and jaggery in a saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes and strain to remove any residue. Keep it aside.
- Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add chopped nuts and roast until the color changes to light golden. Turn off the heat and keep the roasted nuts aside.
- Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the broken wheat and saute on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till it turns light pink in color.
- Now add remaining 2 & 1/2 cups of water with strained jaggery water and chopped dates. Pressure cook on a high flame for 4 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Now add the chopped dry fruits, salt, cardamom powder, fennel and pour remaining 1 tbsp of ghee over halwa. Serve hot.
- Amount of water will depend on the variety of broken wheat.
- White sugar or brown sugar can be used instead of jaggery.