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Laapsi Halwa: An Indian Sweet Dish

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Rozlin loves to cook healthy food for her loving family, and she wants to share this recipe with her readers.

Laapsi garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios

Laapsi garnished with chopped almonds and pistachios

Healthy and Sweet Laapsi Halwa

Laapsi is an Indian sweet dish made of dalia (broken wheat) and ghee along with nuts, raisins and dried fruits. Dalia is a natural source of B-vitamins, minerals, fibre and protein and is much healthier than packaged foods as it has no preservatives. It is an ideal food for growing children.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 250 grams dalia
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 250 grams jaggery
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 8 to 10 cashew nuts
  • 8 to 10 raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder

Instructions

  1. Roast the dalia in a pan until aromatic. Transfer it in a plate and let it cool.
  2. In another pot, cook the coconut milk with jaggery until it melts. Bring it to a boil.
  3. In a pan or pot, heat the ghee and add roasted dalia. Fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the cashew nuts and raisins (or any of your favorite dried fruits). Mix well.
  5. Add the coconut milk and jaggery mixture to dalia by straining it through a strainer.
  6. Add the green cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Cook until water dries. Cover and steam-cook for 2 minutes. Serve warm.

Photo Guide

Roast dalia in a pan until aromatic.

Roast dalia in a pan until aromatic.

Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.

Transfer it to a plate and let it cool.

Ingredients: Jaggery and coconut milk

Ingredients: Jaggery and coconut milk

Add jaggery to coconut milk

Add jaggery to coconut milk

Cook coconut milk with jaggery until it melts. Bring it to a boil.

Cook coconut milk with jaggery until it melts. Bring it to a boil.

Heat ghee in a pot or pan.

Heat ghee in a pot or pan.

Add roasted dalia to ghee

Add roasted dalia to ghee

Fry until fragrant.

Fry until fragrant.

Dried fruits: cashew nuts and raisins.

Dried fruits: cashew nuts and raisins.

Add cashew nuts and raisins or any of your favorite dried fruits. Mix well.

Add cashew nuts and raisins or any of your favorite dried fruits. Mix well.

Keep a strainer.

Keep a strainer.

Add coconut milk and jaggery mixture to dalia by straining it through a strainer.

Add coconut milk and jaggery mixture to dalia by straining it through a strainer.

Add green cardamom powder.

Add green cardamom powder.

Give it a good mix.

Give it a good mix.

Cook until water dries.

Cook until water dries.

Cover and steam-cook for 2 minutes.

Cover and steam-cook for 2 minutes.

Serve warm.

Serve warm.

Laapsi

© 2021 Rozlin

Comments

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thank you, Eman for visiting and commenting. I'm glad you liked it. Yes, laapsi is packed with lots of nutrition. Try it some day.

Blessings to you, dear sister

Nian from Pakistan on June 16, 2021:

It sounds like a healthy sweet dish. I've never heard of laapsi before but try to make this sweet dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

May God bless you!

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thank you, Linda for your visiting and commenting. This version of broken wheat is very healthy and delicious too. I am glad you liked it. Stay safe and happy. Blessings

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Lovely for your time to visit and comment. This one is a sweet dish. I have hubs on spicy foods too. You can visit them. Stay safe and healthy. Blessings to you

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 16, 2021:

I’ve never heard of laapsi before. Your version sounds and looks delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe,

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Miebakagh. Blessings to you

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thank you, Misbah for reading and commenting. I'm happy you liked it. Blessings to you, dear sister

Lovely Tolentino from Philippines on June 16, 2021:

I love Indian food especially the spicy ones. I must try this one! Thank you

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 16, 2021:

RozliMohsin, I'm glad for your response. Stay safe like wise.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on June 16, 2021:

Rozlin, I never knew anything about this Indian sweet dish It looks sweet and Delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

Blessings!!

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Vidya for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you found it interesting and worth trying. I appreciate. Stay safe and happy.

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 16, 2021:

Interesting recipe, Rozlin. I knew of the health benefits of Laapsi. A sweet dish with it is great. Will try it sometime. Thanks for sharing.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

You're welcome, Mr. Bill. Thanks a lot for visiting and commenting, I appreciate. Stay safe and healthy.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 16, 2021:

I always enjoy learning about other cultures. Thank you for furthering my education, my friend.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

I'm not a dietician, Miebakagh. I'm glad you found my recipe a balance healthy meal. Thanks for visiting and commenting my hub, I appreciate.

Stay safe and healthy.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on June 16, 2021:

This is a balance healthy meal. Are you a dietician? Thamks.

Rozlin (author) from UAE on June 16, 2021:

You are welcome, Tobe. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Blessings

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on June 16, 2021:

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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