1cupDalia (Fada or Broken wheat or Cracked wheat or Bulgur)
¼teaspoonGreen cardamom seeds powder
Heat the ghee in a saucepan on medium heat. Once hot add cloves, cinnamon stick and dalia (fada).
Stir and start roasting. In the beginning, fada will absorb all the ghee.
On another stove, heat the water till it starts simmering. You can do this in a microwave.
Keep stirring constantly and continue roasting till it becomes aromatic and light brown in color (for about 5-7 minutes). As it gets roasted, you will get a nice toasted aroma and also notice that ghee starts to ooze out and starts bubbling.
Now add hot water and bring it to a boil.
Cover the pan, lower the heat to medium-low and cook till it gets cooked and soft (for about 20-25 minutes). In between, you can open the lid and stir to check it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan. If the water dries out and still not cooked then add some more warm water.
Now add sugar and cardamom powder.
Mix, as the sugar melts it becomes runny again. Keep stirring and cooking until it becomes almost dry again (for about 5-6 minutes).
Now turn off the stove and garnish with sliced almonds and cashew nuts.
Serve fada lapsi hot or warm.
You can add raisins. If so add along with water so it gets soft and plump.
To enhance the nuts flavor, dry roast slightly before slicing and chopping.