Dish Description

Laapsi is a Rajasthani sweet dish a very popular Indian dessert that is delicious and healthy. It is very common in the northern parts of India, especially Gujrat. It is made out of cracked wheat, jaggery, nuts, raisins, and ghee. It is also called sweet daliya or shira.

Serving Size
Serving Time
35 min
  • 1. 1 cup of prewashed Quinoa
  • 2. ½ cup of jaggery(also called Gur, available at any Indian store or Amazon)
  • 3. ¼ cup of fennel seeds grinded
  • 4. ¼ cup of almonds grinded
  • 5. ¼ cup of pistachio grinded
  • 6. ¼ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 7. ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 8. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 9. 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • 10. 1/2 tsp of saffron
  • 11. 1-2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 12. 1-2 tbsp pure ghee (optional)
  • 13. Spices: 1/4 tsp cardamom powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 14. For garnish: 1/4 cup of sliced fresh coconut (optional)
  • Cook the quinoa (as described on the package) separately with 1/4 tsp of saffron. After the quinoa is cooked, let it cool down completely (This step can be done a day before to cool or 2 hours prior to cooking the dish).
  • Melt the jaggery by adding 1 cup of hot water to the jaggery and let it stand (This step can be done a day before or 2 hours prior to cooking the dish for it to melt completely).
  • Heat a pan, add coconut oil.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and stir for 2-3 minutes, quinoa turning a little darker.
  • Add the ground fennel seeds, almonds, pistachio, unsweetened shredded coconut, ground cardamom, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp of saffron and continue stirring for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the jaggery water as needed for sweetness, starting with 1/2 cup, taste, and add more as needed. Let it simmer on low heat until the jaggery water dries out. If more sweetness is needed add the brown sugar. If more oil is needed add pure ghee. Open the lid and let it cool. Enjoy!! For garnish, you can use some fresh coconut slices. Let it cool and fluff the grain.
  • Serve warm or cool. Enjoy!
  • Note: Jaggery water can be replaced with maple syrup as needed.