fistful of sliced nuts like almondspistachios * ( optional)
Heat ghee in a non stick pan on medium low heat.
Once warm ,add lapsi dalia and sautee it for 2-3 minutes until dark brown in color and nutty aroma .
Now lower the heat and add water stirring continuously for 20 seconds. Add saffron. Let lapsi cook for 5-8 minutes until the water has evaporated and lapsi stats to leave the sides of the pan and ghee oozes out. Now add grated jaggery , mix well until melted. Add cardamom and cook for 2 -3minutes until dry . Switch off the flame and toss in some sliced nuts .
You can add desired nuts and dried fruits. To check lapsi is done, just take out pinch of it with a spoon because it will be too hot , let it cool down a bit and try mashing it between your hands. Its done when it can be smashed easily. If you have difficulty in cutting jaggery . Just pop it in the microwave for 10 -15 seconds , it will soften up and hence easier to handle . To save time, you can heat the water in microwave for 2 minutes or on gastop until a simmer simultaneously while you are sauteing the lapsi dalia. Add upto 1/2 cup more hot water if you suspect lapsi is undercooked before adding jaggery. I have used fine /smaller grain cracked wheat , because I prefer that. If you are using bigger grain, you might want to add more water and cook for 2-4 minutes longer.
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