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Lapsi, a delicious and nutrient rich Indian sweet made with cracked wheat or bulgar, ghee, nuts and raisins. Traditionally served as a dessert or side but this makes a perfect whole grain breakfast that can be meal prepped ahead of time. Instant Pot Video Recipe + Stove Top option included. Can be made vegan too.

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lapsi sweet bulgar or cracked wheat

What is Lapsi?

Lapsi is an Indian dessert, typically made out of cracked wheat (daliya), which is cooked in ghee, sweetened with jaggery and garnished with raisins and nuts.

Now I am breaking some norms here and at our home it’s a staple breakfast. Depending on what I have handy in my pantry, I often meal prep either cracked wheat or bulgar and we consume it for breakfast. Just like how we consume our Steel Cut Oats. Sometimes as is and sometimes we add milk to it, in either ways, it’s yum and always a hit. My 7 year old will request me to make it for his breakfast often.

Why you will love this Lapsi?

  • It’s delicious, trust me I won;t be surprised if it becomes your new favorite.
  • Easy, one pot recipe.
  • Can be meal prepped ahead of time.
  • Freezer friendly.
  • A great way to consume whole grains.
  • Can be enjoyed as a breakfast or dessert.
  • It’s wholesome and filling.
  • Makes a perfect breakfast on roadtrips. Ofcourse I carry my IP with me when on roadtrips. I carry the cracked wheat or bulgar and just cook it in the mornings in like 15 minutes without any baby sitting.

bulgar

Lapsi Ingredients

  • Cracked Wheat (Daliya) or Bulgar (medium)
  • Ghee or oil if your are making it vegan.
  • Sweetener – traditionally it’s naturally sweetened with jaggery but I have often use palm sugar or even maple syrup. You can even skip the sweetener entirely so if you want to sweeten it with fruits and maple syrup on the top you could do that too. My
  • Spices – Cloves and cardamom really enhance the flavors. I have even tweaked the flavors by adding cinnamon sticks or powder, nutmeg & ginger. It’s always yum, no matter what you add.
  • Raisins and almonds.
  • Water.

lapsi ingredients

How to make Lapsi in Instant Pot?

Making Lapsi in the instant pot is really easy. It’s literally dumping in the ingredients and setting it to cook while finishing other errands or getting ready during those busy mornings. Here is just a gist of the steps involved. The complete recipe with the measurements is listed in the recipe card below towards the bottom of the post. Don’t forget to check out the Instant Pot Lapsi video recipe.

instant pot lapsi

 

Step 1: Gather the ingredients – Gather the cracked wheat or bulgar, oil or ghee, spices, almonds, raisins, water and sweetener.

Step 2: Toast the cracked wheat or bulgar – Using the saute function, heat ghee or oil in the inner pot. Once hot, throw whole spices or spice mix or a combination of both along with the cracked wheat or bulgar. Stir and toast the cracked wheat or bulgar for a minute until you get the nutty aroma.

Step 3 : Pressure Cook – Add in the sweetener, raisins and water and pressure cook for 10 minutes followed by allowing the pressure to naturally release. It’s takes about 5 minutes for the pressure to build.

Step 4 : Garnish and serve warm or store it.

step by step instructions to make lapsi bulgar in instant pot

How to make Lapsi on Stove Top?

Don’t have an Instant Pot or an electric pressure cooker yet, check out our post ‘Is the Instant Pot worth it?‘ to help you decide why we love our electric pressure cookers and how they have made our life easy in the kitchen.

Using a pot or a pan, follow the same recipe listed for a pressure cooker. Instead of pressure cooking, you will cook the laspi on low heat for about 10 minutes until the water evaporates and the ghee or oil oozes out.

lapsi bulgar cracked wheat

How to serve Lapsi?

Garnish it with nuts and raisins and serve it as a dessert, or enjoy it as a breakfast as is or with milk, or even a side with your Dal Tadka and Rice.

Can I make this Vegan?

Yes use oil instead of ghee. Please do not use olive oil for this recipe.

Is Lapsi Gluten-Free?

No, lapsi is not gluten-free as it’s a form of wheat grain. To make this recipe gluten free, you could use Quinoa instead.

lapsi

How to store Lapsi?

I often make a large batch for the week and store it in the refrigerator  in a pyrex container and it stays good for upto a week. Or freeze it freezer friendly ziplocks and it will stay good for upto 3 months. You will just have to warm it enough for the ghee or oil to warm up again.

Can I double or triple this recipe?

Yes you can double or triple the recipe, you don’t need to make any adjustments to the time though.

lapsi in a spoon

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Lapsi Recipe

Lapsi Recipe

Yield: 4 servins
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Lapsi, a delicious and nutrient rich Indian sweet made with cracked wheat or bulgar, ghee, nuts and raisins. Traditionally served as a dessert or side but this makes a perfect whole grain breakfast that can be meal prepped ahead of time. Instant Pot Video Recipe + Stove Top option included. Can be made vegan too.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup bulgar / cracked wheat (medium)
  • 2 tbsp ghee / oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
  • 4 cloves (optional)
  • 4 cardamom (optional)
  • ½ cup jaggery or palm sugar or just sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup almonds, sliced or chopped

Instructions

Instant Pot Lapsi


Step 1: Gather the ingredients - Gather the cracked wheat or bulgar, oil or ghee, spices, almonds, raisins, water and sweetener. 

Step 2: Toast the cracked wheat or bulgar - Using the saute function, heat ghee or oil in the inner pot. Once hot, throw whole spices or spice mix or a combination of both along with the cracked wheat or bulgar. Stir and toast the cracked wheat or bulgar for a minute until you get the nutty aroma.

Step 3 : Pressure Cook - Add in the sweetener, raisins and water and pressure cook for 10 minutes followed by allowing the pressure to naturally release. It's takes about 5 minutes for the pressure to build.

Step 4 : Garnish and serve warm or store it.

Stove Top Lapsi


Using a pot or a pan, follow the same recipe listed for a pressure cooker. Instead of pressure cooking, you will cook the laspi on low heat for about 10 minutes until the water evaporates and the ghee or oil oozes out. 

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