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Lapsi (Cracked Wheat Sweet Recipe)

Lapsi is a sweet dish made with roasted broken wheat (Dalia) and sweetened with jaggery. Garnished with nuts and flavored with cardamom, this cracked wheat recipe is perfect for celebrations. With a rich brown color, this lapsi halwa can be cooked in the pressure cooker within minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cracked wheat recipe, fada lapsi, lapsi halwa
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Servings: 4
Calories: 301kcal
Author: Meeta Arora

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

In Instant Pot:

  • Heat the instant pot in saute mode. Add ghee and let it melt. Then add daliya to the pot.
  • Brown the dalia on sauté mode for about 3-4 minutes until you get the brown color and it smells fragrant. Keep stirring continuously so the dalia does not burn.
  • Add sliced almonds and sauté for 30 seconds with dalia.
  • Add water, jaggery, cardamom, saffron and stir well. Press Cancel and close lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Set to pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. When the instant pot beeps, do a 10 minute natural pressure release. If any liquid is there, then saute for 2-3 mins.
  • Garnish with sliced pistachios and serve.

In a stovetop pressure cooker:

  • Follow the same steps in a stovetop pressure cooker on medium flame. Adjust water to 2 cups. Then turn to high flame and pressure cook for 3 whistles, followed by a natural pressure release.

In a pan:

  • Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat and add ghee to it.
  • Once the ghee is hot, add dalia and stir the mixture until you get the brown color and it smells fragrant. Keep stirring continuously so the dalia does not burn.
  • Add sliced almonds and sauté for 30 seconds with the dalia. Reduce to low heat.
  • Add saffron and 2 cups of water to the pan and let the broken wheat cook until it gets tender and the water is almost evaporated. The ghee will separate along the sides of the pan.
  • Add the jaggery, cardamom powder and mix well with the dalia. Saute for 2-3 minutes. Turn off flame.
  • Garnish with sliced pistachios and serve hot.

Notes

Dalia: I used the fine variety of Dalia. There is another coarse variety which has larger grains. You will need to cook for longer if using the larger grains. 
Using Sugar: Jaggery can be replaced with sugar in this recipe.
Nuts: You can use any variety of nuts and raisins in this lapsi halwa. You can also garnish with grated coconut. 
How to check if dalia is cooked: Take some Dalia in a small spoon and mash it with your fingers to check if it is well cooked. It should mash easily. 
Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg