Tuesday 28 February 2012

Lapsi (Sweet Dalia/ Broken Wheat)

Lapsi or sweet dalia is a nutritious dessert. I have added much less ghee and sugar than the traditional recipe calls for. If you want a richer lapsi, you can increase their quantities. Sweet dalia is made both by adding water and milk. This recipe is with water.
Recipe of lapsi
1 cup dalia (broken wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups hot water
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
2 tbsp almonds (blanched and chopped)
3/4 tsp elaichi (cardamom) powder
1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add dalia and stir-fry on a medium heat till it turns light brown.
2. Add 2 1/2 cups of hot water and cook partly covered on medium heat. Cook till most of the water gets evaporated.
3. Add sugar, cardamom powder and 1/2 cup water to the daliya and give it a stir. Place a griddle (tava) below the pan. Cook on a low heat for about 8-9 minutes.
4. When ghee starts oozing out from the sides of the pan, your lapsi is ready. Garnish with almonds and serve hot.

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