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Sunday, November 4, 2012


Diwali is a festival of sweets, lights and crackers. On this occasion, every India house is flooded with variety of sweets. However, the variety of sweets depend upon the culture and taste of the region as if people in South India make Mysore Pak, Kesari, Rava Ladoo, Pongal, Payasam, Badhusa and in North India people make ladoos, Jalebi, Kheer, Kaju barfi, halwa etc. Lapsi is also a sweet and scrumptious north Indian dish. Made of broken wheat pieces and ghee along with nuts, raisins and dry fruits, it is an easy to make and nutritious recipe. Even if you are willing to try it, read on for the recipe.

Lapsi Recipe

  • 1 cup Broken wheat
  • 2 1/2 cups Hot water
  • 2 tablespoon Almonds
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 15 nos. Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 3/4 cup Ghee
  • Soak the raisins in 1/2 cup water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the broken wheat. Saute on a high flame till it turns pinkish brown. Add hot water, partly cover and cook on a medium flame till most of the water has evaporated. Add more water if the wheat is not tender enough.
  • Once all the water has evaporated add the sugar, ghee and 1/2 cup water. Stir. Place a griddle or tava below the pan and cook on a low flame for 8-10 minutes. The lapsi is ready when the ghee starts oozing out from the sides of the pan.
  • Serve hot garnished with blanched almonds and pistachios.

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