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  COAST CUISINE  

'Lapsi' (Broken Wheat Sweet)

 

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LAPSI (BROKEN WHEAT SWEET)

Coastweek - - A traditional festive sweet served during Eid.

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INGREDIENTS: (Ten servings).

  • 1/4 kg broken wheat

  • 125 gms jaggery (ghor)

  • 250 gms butter

  • 50 gms desiccated coconut

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • 25 gms sultanas

  • 1 tbspfennelseeds

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom

  • 1/4 tin evaporated milk

  • tsp nutmeg

  • Yellow colouring

  • 75 gins coarsely ground almonds and pistachios for decorating

  • Boiling water - same volume as wheat

Preparation and cooking time: approx. 60 minutes

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METHOD:

  1. Dissolve the jaggery in the boiling water, add yellow colouring and leave aside

  2. Melt the butter and add oil. Add the fennel seeds and allow to splutter

  3. Add the broken wheat and fry slowly over medium heat until light brown and crisp

  4. Mix in the desiccated coconut and fry for a few minutes

  5. Slowly pour in the previously prepared liquid, stirring constantly

  6. Add all the remaining ingredients except milk and cook over low heat for a few minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed

  7. Add milk, mix well and cook in oven at 160C (Gas Mark 3 or 325F) for 30 minutes

  8. Sprinkle almonds and pistachios

Serve with far-far or papadums.

We are always interested in your opinions, suggestions, comments or 
contributions - If you have a favourite 'traditional' recipe that might go 
down well along the East African Coast, do send it in to us and we can 
share your pleasure and treasure with our readers around the world.

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