What is Lapsi?
Lapsi or Laapsi is a healthy & nutritious sweet dish and is made using broken wheat (Dalia), ghee and dried fruits along with some sugar. Lapsi is also known as sweet dalia in various places.
Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with jaggery (or sugar) and flavoured with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour.
Which states is Lapsi made in?
Apart from Gujarat & Maharashtra, Lapsi has been a part of the Rajasthani cuisine too! As the state of Rajasthan has a war history, most of the dishes prepared in its cuisine are based on the fact that they could be made easily during the war with limited resources.
How is Lapsi made?
Lapsi is prepared by roasting the broken wheat or Dalia in ghee until rich brown in colour. It is sweetened with raw jaggery or unprocessed sugar with wheat grains. It is flavoured with cardamom and garnished with dry fruits like raisins, cashew and almonds that make it absolutely delicious.
Lapsi is known by many names such as Cracked Wheat Fada, Fada Lapsi, Lapsi Halwa, Sweet Dalia, Gur ki Lapsi or Gur ka Halwa.
How is Lapsi served?
Lapsi is typically served as a dessert at the end of the meal, but it is not limited to that and can be served as a snack or welcome sweet to guests.
What are the health benefits of Lapsi?
With no fancy preparations, the sweet broken wheat lapsi recipe, is a healthy winter recipe which works wonders for your lazy days and satisfies your sweet cravings.
It has some major health benefits:
- Jaggery/Gud: Jaggery is the best natural and unrefined sweetener that helps to stimulate bowel movement and aids digestion. It contains iron as the main element which helps prevent anaemia.
- Cracked / Broken wheat: It is an excellent source of magnesium, iron and fibre and helps improve blood sugar by reducing the blood sugar response.
- Ghee: Ghee contains high concentrations of monounsaturated Omega-3s. These fatty acids support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.