Kansar – a traditional Indian cracked wheat dessert

Kansar is a sweet dish from Gujarat (Western India) traditionally prepared as a good omen during auspicious occasions, festivities or before setting on to a new journey. Following this ancient ritual of our culture, I will begin my blog by cooking Kansar.

A traditional Indian cracked wheat dessert

Cracked wheat is the main ingredient of Kansar but if it is not available in your region, it can be easily replaced by bulger wheat. In fact, bulger wheat being parboiled, it cooks very easily. Bulger wheat is a good source of fibers, required for good digestion. The other components of the recepie include milk, clarified butter and sugar, basic ingredients usually available in any kitchen.

Kansar

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 cup Bulger wheat
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar

Optional

  • Toasted almonds (for garnish)

Directions

1. Heat a pan and melt ghee.
2. Add bulger wheat and cook roast for 3-5 min on low.
3. Add water and sugar.
4. Cook covered for 10 min.
5. When all the water is evaporated Kansar is ready to eat.
6. Garnish with toasted almond, powdered sugar and serve warm.
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