Nov 15, 2010

VARO (INDIAN PRALINE WITH MIXED NUTS) FOR ICC

Varo a Indian praline with mixed nuts.This version of Indian praline is from Sindhi cuisine.Sindhi people make this as a Diwali special sweet.This Varo is very similar to chikki The only difference is we use jaggery in chikki in Varo it is only sugar.This months Indian Cooking Challenge recipe is Varo.After a long break again I joined ICC, Thanks Valli.Valli choosen two recipes of varo among them I tried from Simply sindhi recipes. here I go....

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INGRADIENTS:----
Mixed nuts -- 1 cup chopped (I used Almonds, Pistachios and Cashew nuts)
Dry coconut slices -- 1 tab sp
Sugar --- 1 cup
Ghee (clarified butter) --- 2 tea sp
Cardamom powder -- 1/2 tea sp
Poppy seads --- 2 tea sp (Idid'nt use poppy seads due to lack of this ingredient)

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METHOD:--
Mix all nuts,dry coconut slices and poppy seads(if using) in a bowl.
In a heavy bottomed pan heat clarified butter then add sugar cook in a low flame till the sugar melt.
Let the sugar melt and reaches the caramel stage in to a light brown color(this process will take 5 min.).
Add nuts mixture, cardamom powder and stir well to coat the caramelized sugar.
Pour this mixture on to a greased plate or on a rolling bord.
Flat the surface with a rolling pin, This has to be done very fast otherwise the mixture starts harden as soon as it removed from heat.
Make marks with a grease nife when it is little warm.
Leave it a side to set for some time.
Break in to pieces and store in a air tight container.

11 comments:

Smitha said...

thats a yummy treat!...looks great!

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing some varos rite now, hope u enjoyed making this nutty chikkis..

Swathi said...

Looks delicious. Nice crispy nuts.

LG said...

parcel few to me. Looks yumm and crunchy.

Abhilash said...

I saw the same recipe in two there blogs in the recent days. Looks good and a new recipe for me.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome recipe...

indianspicemagic said...

Yummy .... so colourful

saritha said...

hi rekha your space is lovely with lot of recipes u have almost world cuisine...

Veggie cuisine said...

Very nice photo.Looks great. Must try soon.

aipi said...

I love peanut chikki..the almond-pista version definitely takes it to the next level..very nicely done!
Thanks for visiting me..you have a wonderful space here..will be visiting often :)

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Srivalli said...

wow looks so great..thanks padma for joining..good to have you back..:)