Sweet porridges like lapsi are a form of ceremonial dessert in Hindu rituals, although they may be consumed at other times as well. The addition of golden raisins or nuts makes this a celebratory dish.
1tablespoonghee or canola oil
1teaspoon ground cardamom
2tablespoons (1ounce) sliced almonds
Heat the ghee in a deep saucepan and add the bulgur wheat. Cook, stirring often, until golden brown. Add the raisins and cook until plumped, less than 1 minute.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the evaporated milk, sugar, and cardamom. Mix well, and return the pot to the stove. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Continue to simmer until the lapsi has thickened like porridge, 15 to 20 minutes.