Saturday, 27 April 2013

Broken Wheat Halwa/Lapsi Halwa

Lapsi meaning broken wheat or dalia. This sweet is famous in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Lapsi is used to make porridge or upma etc.It is a high source of nutrients like amino acid proteins , carbohydrates giving energy and many vitamins and minerals.. It releases sugar slowly and hence giving you a feeling of fullness for long time.It is a best food for growing toddlers and also adults.
Lapsi halwa is a sweet dish usually prepared for Diwali, festival of lights. It mainly calls lot of ghee/clarified butter.Here is Home made Ghee/Clarified Butter recipe.
It is prepared in pressure cooker or directly in pan.May be even microwave version is also possible.
But I kind of like pan cooked halwa as they carry a unique taste. Pan cooked method may call for your time and patience.
Let me show you my way of making this delicious dessert.

Ingredients:
Broken wheat-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Milk-2 cups
Water-2 cups
Ghee-1/4 cup+4 tsp
Green Cardamom/Elachi- 2 pods crushed into powder
Dry fruits to garnish (Cashews, almonds, raisins )

Recipe:
  1. In a wide pan add 1/4 cup ghee and when hot add the broken wheat and saute.
  2. Saute on medium flame or around 10-15 mins till they leave a mild aroma.
  3. Once done add milk. Mix well.
  4. Now add water and mix well.
  5. Cook well with frequent mixing to avoid burning at bottom till the water and milk almost evaporates.
  6. Once done add sugar and mix well. Again keep mixing.
     
  7. Once you feel that it is almost done try moving spatula through the center of the pan and you should see a path forming the way spatula moves.
  8. Now add 4 tsp ghee and mix well.
  9. Now add crushed cardamom and mix well.
  10. Transfer to a mildly greased plate and pat well.
     
  11. Now garnish well with dry fruits.

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