Every Wednesday we share amazing Jain Recipes,

Today’s Jain Recipe is a Paryushan Special Jain Recipe!

Lapsi Recipe is a Gujarati sweet dish made from broken wheat has an age-old significance of being auspicious. It is made on special occasions like buying a home, new job, new baby or any other memorable occasion with prayers of good luck for the new beginning. Broken wheat is rich in fibre and jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals making Lapsi a very nutritive sweet. The traditional recipe that is made is plain and simple without any nuts and spices. However adding fruits like grapes, dried raisins and nuts to this recipe makes it richer and tastier. (Avoid adding Dry Fruits/Fruits during Paryushan)

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  • 1 cup Broken wheat Rava (Dalia/ Godumai Rava)
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee

How to make Lapsi Recipe (Gujarati Broken Wheat Pudding)

  1. To begin making the Lapsi Recipe, dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups of hot water, strain to remove any residue and set aside.
  2. Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan on medium heat; add the cashew nuts and roast until the colour changes to light golden. 
  3. Heat another tablespoon of ghee in a wide pan on medium heat; stir in the broken wheat and roast the wheat until it gets a roasted aroma and the colour changes to golden orange.
  4. Pour in the jaggery mixture and cardamom powder stirring continuously until well combined. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally until the wheat is cooked to tender.
  5. When done the grains should be separate and not mushy and sticking together. Allow the Lapsi to rest covered for five minutes. 
  6. Serve the Lapsi warm as a Dessert or a sweet for special occasions. 

Recipe sourced from Archana Doshi

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