Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lapsi or broken wheat(dalia) halwa and 2 awards

Lapsi is a sweet halwa or porridge made from dalia or broken wheat or bulgar wheat or cracked wheat, known by diffent names in different region. This is very similar to semolina or suji halwa and very easy to make. Lapsi is nutritious as it is unrefined wheat, therefore high in fibre and manganese. It is a famous sweet dish of Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also very nutritous for infants who has just started eating soild. I make this for my toddlers and they love it.



Ingredients :

Dalia or broken wheat : 1 cup
Milk : 1 cup
Sugar : 1/2 cup
Solid Palm jaggery : 1/2 cup (shredded)
Cashew nuts : 1/2 cup(chopped)
rainsins : 1/4 cup (Chopped)
Cardamom or elaichi powder : 2 tsp.
Ghee : 2-3 tblsp.

Method :
  • Heat the ghee in a pan,add broken wheat or dalia. Fry stirring coninuously till it's golden in colour.
  • Add enough warm water to cook. Lower the flame or allow to cook. Otherwise, I cook in the pressure cooker. It cooks fast.
  • When broekn wheat is done, add milk, sugar and jaggery, Stir continuously, otherwise it tends to stick to the pan. Add as per your taste. Finally add chopped cashew nuts and raisins. Mix and remove from flame.
  • Lastly, after removing from heat, add cardamom powder. Serve in room temperature or cold.
  • Decorate with rainsins, almonds or any kinds of nuts or dessicated coconut.

Ok, with this sweet note, I want to complete one long pending work...i.e., my new blogbuddy, Sayantani of A Homemaker's Diary, has passed me 2 awards about 1 month back, one of them "Kreative blog Award", which I received earlier from other blogpals, another one is "beautiful blogger award", but It was a sheer pleasure and a great achievement to get from you, Sayantani, as you are one of the talented and creative blogger with a warm personality in the blogosphere. I am delighted to get to know you, dear.Thanks a lot for sharing with me, Dear Sayantani....





Now, I want to pass these awards to these 7 wonderful bloggers :

Deepti of Panchamrutham






19 comments:

sowmya's creative saga said...

i make it the same way..looks delicious..

Parita said...

I love Lapsi, we always make it during house warming ceremonies! Pic looks very inviting!
Congrats on all your awards and thank you soooo much to share them with me, tc!

kamalabhoopathy said...

A healthy sweet dish with jaggery.

Tina said...

Halwa looks yummy and delicious.......

Priya said...

U know wat i was planning to do some lapsi since a long, glad u have posted urs, will try urs definitely soon..congrats on ur awards, thanks for sharing with me Indrani..

shanthi said...

congrats on ur award alongwith a sweet

Priya said...

halwa is tempting..

Indrani said...

Thanks a lot, you all..

Sudeshna said...

Indrani,
Thank you so much for the awards. Will put it up along with the next post.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Indrani
jodi ami dalia pe jai kal super market-e , amar next 3 diner er chinta dur...ha ha
amar dalia paesh khub bhalo lag-e..
ami jakhon Alwar er kachhe kaj kortam ek gram-e biye te khey chhilam , but no cashew or kishmish ha ha
Milano theke singapore pathabe mon-e hochhe..ei chor chhaNchod der deshe mon lagchhena
bhalo theko

ushnishda

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum! New one...
Congrats on the awards too...

LG said...

enjoy your awards and halwa looks delish!

Pari said...

Thanks a lot Indrani.That'a very healthy preparation.

Suparna said...

Lapsi payasam /halwa used to be a frequent dish at home somehow its long forgotten now:( thanks for the reminder:)
ur preparation looks yummy.Congrats on the well deserved awards :)
TC

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm very delectable and a yummy halwa... your pics make me crave for some!!!Congrats on your awards dear...

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Sharmila said...

Dalia is a regular at breakfast ... ebhabe payesh kokhono banaini ... darun dekhte lagche Indrani! :-)

SathyaSridhar said...

Lapsi halwa sounds different but healthy sweet.

Usha said...

Very yum and interesting halwa! Congrats on the award...

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