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Lapsi (Bulgar Sweet) Or Lapsi Halwa- Creamy Cracked Wheat

Lapsi or Lapsi Halwa is a super Indian dessert. If you want to impress your family and friends, this is one dish you can count on. A very easy dish to prepare, here is the step by step video to prepare your favorite lapsi or lapsi halwa.
Ingredients
  Ghee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cracked wheat 1 Cup (16 tbs) (lapsi)
  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Add more water depending on how much needed to cook the cracked wheat)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As per your taste)
  Mixed nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Mix of almond, cashews, and raisins)
  Cinnamon sticks 2 Medium
  Cloves 2 Medium
  Saffron 1 Pinch
  Cardamom powder 1 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Heat a pan to a medium temperature, add the ghee and when the ghee melts add the cracked wheat (lapsi) into it.
2. Keep stirring while it bubbles and cook until golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, in another pot boil 4 cups of water.
4. Gradually add the hot water into the pan with the lapsi. Let it cook well until all the water is evaporated. (If required add more water for the lapsi to cook).
5. Once all the water is evaporated, cover the pan and let it cook on a low to medium heat for a while.
6. Check if the lapsi is well cooked, if not, add more water, cover and let it cook again on a low medium heat.
7. Once all the water is evaporated and the lapsi is completely cooked (after almost 45 minutes), add the sugar and the mix of almonds, cashews and raisins. Mix well, cover and cook again till all the water released by the sugar evaporates.
8. Check on the lapsi, and the sugar syrup would be thickening now. Cover and cook for another 30 minutes.
9. Uncover and add the saffron (powdered using a mortar and pestle), cinnamon sticks and the cloves. Mix well, cover and cook at a very low temperature for another 15 minutes or more.
10. Lastly add the cardamom powder, mix well and turn off the heat.

SERVING
11. Serve lapsi on any auspicious ocassion.

NOTE
It takes almost 30 to 45 minutes to cook one cup of cracked wheat.
The more you cook the cracked wheat on a medium low heat, the better it would taste.

Things You Will Need
1. Mortar and pestle - to powder the saffron

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Gujarati
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Cracked Wheat
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
100 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes
Servings: 
10
Subtitle: 
Indian Wheat Pudding
All those who are looking for the recipes of gujarati sweets should check this out. The chef shows the recipe of lapsi halwa. It is made on special festivals and occasions. It is very easy to make and you can impress your family and friends with this sweet dish. Check out the video for the recipe.

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