How to Make Lapsi Sweet in Microwave
By IFB | October 23, 2020
Saptami or day seven of Navratri is dedicated to Maa Kaalratri, the fiercest form of Maa Durga. Dark and ferocious in appearance, she sacrificed her skin colour and embraced a dark complexion to kill demons and evil spirits. Her form is etched as breathing flames of fire and emanating lustrous rays while carrying a sword, a trident and a noose.
Bhog made from jaggery or gur is offered to delight this goddess associated with the third eye chakra. This recipe for lapsi made with broken wheat (dalia) and nutsis the ideal sweet to impress her. Her blessings will protect you from dark powers and infuse confidence and fearlessness in you to help fight negative energies.
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Servings: 4 portions
- 1 cup broken wheat (dalia)
- 1 cup jaggery
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup cashew nuts, broken
- 2 tbsp ghee
1. Dissolve the jaggery in 2 cups of hot water; strain to remove any residue and set aside.
2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a microwave-safe glass bowl; add the cashew nuts and roast until the color changes to light golden at 100% micropower for 2 min.
3. Heat another tablespoon of ghee in a microwave-safe glass bowl; stir in the broken wheat and roast until it gets a roasted aroma and the color changes to golden orange, at 100% micropower for 8 min.
4. Pour in the jaggery mixture and cardamom powder, stirring until well combined. Heat at 50% micropower for 10 min, 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 5 min. Stir in the cashew nuts and raisins.
6. Serve the Lapsi warm.