Sunday, 3 December 2006

Lapsi- Broken Wheat Dessert

Lapsi is a favorite of mine to offer as a "prasad". It is also made on auspicious occasions such as a birthday, anniversary or when starting a new business or moving into a new home. There are two different ways of making this delicious Lapsi, some add water and jaggery, while others add milk and sugar. I prefer to add milk and sugar. Here is the recipe, please note that these measurements are not accurate, but are just guidelines.

You will need: 1 cup broken wheat, or known as "Lapsi Fada"-available at any Indian grocery stores, 1.5 cups milk, sugar to taste-depending on how sweet you like it, cardamom, Almonds, Pistachios, Ghee.
Toast the almond and pistachios in the microwave until they turn a golden brown, around 50 seconds and cut into small pieces. Set a small number aside for garnish. Toasting them gives it more flavour in the desserts, I have found. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the ghee and add cardamom powder to it to bring out the aromas. Add the Lapsi fada and toast until the lapsi is golden brown. Now add the sugar and almonds and pistachios. Add the milk slowly while stirring. Keep on stirring to avoid any lumps. Lower the heat and cover and let it cook until the Lapsi is thoroughly cooked. If you're in a hurry, you can also put this in a small pressure cooker,just be careful not to burn it. I have found that the more milk you add to this, the softer and creamier it will be. If the mixture looks dry, add more milk and adjust the sugar. Once done, garnish with grated almonds and pistachios. Serve warm. This is also very healthy for the kids and adults alike.

15 comments:

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

I ate this dessert at a friend's place and made a similar version of it at home. But I did not use milk. Will try your way next time.

Asha said...

Hello Trupti,love the lapsi,a great dessert indeed.

More than the recipe,I LOVE the glass bowl:))It's beautiful.

liberalfoodie said...

Trupti,

Came across your blog, randomly while browsing. Great recipe for lapsi! I've never tried making it but this looks easy and inspiring.

will be back soon.

Manasi said...

Hi , I like lapsi too... I have a query? Will it help cooking time if the lapsi is soaked in water for an hour or so? Just dunno how then, can we get that wonderful roasted lapsi aroma...... :(
BTW, that's a luvly serving dish !

rooma said...

You are on a roll girl...... two days I didn't check any blogs... and I have so much of catching up to do PHEW!!!!! The lapsi is great.... Did you know we can make kheer also from it??? I had posted it some time ago. :) BTW I liked ur idea of bhatura from pizza dough..... :)

Pooja said...

Hi Trupti,
just the idea of Lapsi makes mouth water. I love it. and you presented it here so nicely. specially this fada lapsi i love the most. though i dont have sweet tooth but i like Lapsi rather than any other very sweet tasting desert. U make me miss my mom ,dear. Now I will have to Plan to visit her soon :)
Thanks for sharing recipe.
-Pooja

Manju said...

Hi Trupti ! I love to visit your blog. You have made a dish out of lapsi. It is great.

Sandeepa said...

Great looking dessert Trupti

Sri said...

Hi Trupti that lapsi is very tempting. Presented it beautifully. BTW yesterday i tried your Ringan Batata shaak and it tasted really good just like gujju shaak. Still have to try your Handavo will let you know soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe Trupti.

Lakshmi said...

Trupti,
that is a nice dish, i haven't prepared one, surely try yours.

NZ said...

that's it - it's milk ! I bought this broken wheat the other day and tried to recollect the way mum used to make lapsi. It tasted good, but now I know what was missing - milk. I added water instead ! ( but it wasn't bad ) anyway, will soon make it with milk.

Nice serving plate :-)

jayakarthik said...

hey trupti
love the recipe looks delicious
thanks for the recipe

Vcuisine said...

Nice presentation Trupti. Looks so good. Viji

Lakshmiammal said...

Looks gud.I will try this for my girl!Thanks for the recipe Trupti

Garrett said...

DO you have any other good Indian cake like desserts? I love revani, but it's the only cake I know of.

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