Last Updated on December 14, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Blogging Marathon #23
Theme: Traditional Indian foods
For this week’s BM, I chose the theme of traditional foods of India. Our fearless leader, Srivalli, limited us to 10 dishes, none of which I have made before. I took this theme as a challenge to myself as well as to learn all new foods this week. I had to rely on other sources for all of this week’s recipes as I have never made any of these before and for most of them, I have not even tasted them or even heard of them.
For the first dish, I am making Lapsi, which hails from the northwestern state of Gujarat. There were many different recipes for this I found online, with a lot of variation. I saw one Rajasthani version of the recipe that used 3/4 cup of ghee with the same amount of wheat below, compared to other recipes that only used a few teaspoons. I left running from that recipe. Finally, I combined a few different recipes to come up with this one. Hope you like my version!
- 1 cup bulghur wheat (aka cracked wheat)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons ghee
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds, plus more for garnish
Heat 2 tablespoons of the ghee and add the bulghur. Toast for a few minutes on medium flame until it becomes golden and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add milk and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the wheat is tender, about 15 minutes.
Add the sugar, cardamom, remaining ghee, raisins and almonds and cook for another 5 minutes.
To serve, spoon into a bowl and then invert onto a plate. Garnish with more almonds.
This is a keeper – that I will definitely be making again!
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loved thus version, Mir 🙂
Trying out 10 dishes that you've never made or even tasted before is no mean feat, Mireille. Kudos to you.
A Kamalika Krishmy
Simply awesome.. and hats off to ur attitude
Really It's great job with traditional recipe…. awesome
Very healthy,traditional and delicious lapsi…
Thats really awesome, that too you have never tasted it.. Traditional lapsi looks mindblowing.
Way to go Mireille!!! Such an authentic dish and you have made it so good!!!!
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I have never heard of this recipe but looks interesting enough to try 🙂
wow!!!!I second Priya in saying that this is mind blowing!!!!!Awesome!!
It has the perfect consistency. You nailed it 🙂
The Pumpkin Farm
looks mouthwatreing…this is indeed outside the comfort zone for you..waiting for ur next 2 recipes
Even I have never had this before! You are motivating me to go and do some real cooking 🙂
NIce and healthy dish. Made this dish long back In BM for the theme Gujrathi dishes. Taste awesome.
Healthy and delicious preparation…New to me..
One of the healthy sweet dish in Indian cuisineand you made it so perfectly…
Healthy & interesting recipe..
Delicious lapsi. I'm planning to make it for BM too.