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....
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)
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.