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Lapsi – A Rajasthan Spedial Dessert

Lapsi is a traditional recipe from the Marwad region of Rajasthan and are made during special occasions and fasting days. A very simple recipe made with broken wheat also known as bulgur wheat or Dalia, jaggery, ghee and water.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 176kcal


  • ½ cup Broken wheat/Dalia/Bulgur
  • ½ cup Jaggery
  • ¼ cup Ghee/clarified butter
  • 2 cups Water
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
  • Nuts to garnish


  • In a sauce pan, combine the jaggery and the water and let it come to boil. Make sure that the jaggery is all melted and then strain the water and keep it simmering.
  • Meanwhile, in another pan melt the ghee and add the dalia. Fry the wheat until it becomes reddish brown in color and turns aromatic. This will take about 8 minutes in low-medium flame.
  • To this slowly add the hot jaggery water and let it come to boil.
  • Turn the flame down to low and cook the wheat covered. Stir it every now and then to prevent it from sticking in the bottom of the pan.
  • The wheat would take a good 25-30 mins to cook and by now all the water would have been absorbed and the mixture would appear thick. Add the cardamom powder at this stage and mix well.
  • Garnish with nuts if using and serve warm.
  • The lapsi would thicken when cooled. Always warm it up a bit before serving.


Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg