Monday, November 15, 2010

VARO – Indian Praline with Mixed Dry fruits


Srivalli challenged us to make VARO for this months ICC. We were given two recipes and i chose to follow this recipe from Simply Sindhi Recipes.This reminded me of the peanut chikki which my mother would make:-)
The original recipe is here


Mixed nuts( Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew) 1 Cup

Sugar 1 Cup

Khus Khus 2 tbsp

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cardamom few


Slice the mixed nuts

Powder the cardamom finely

In a heavy bottom pan add the sugar and ghee. Keep the flame at low and let the sugar melt

When the sugar has melted fully and caramelized to a light brown colour, add the nuts and the powdered cardamom

Switch off the flame and mix it thouroughly so that the caramel coats all the nuts evenly

Pour this mixture onto a greased rolling board and pat it flat with the back of the ladle or a rolling pin

When it is completely cool, break into pieces.

( I made slight marks with the knife when it was still warm, and i was able to cut into almost even pieces:-)

Thank you SRIVALLI and Simply sindhi recipes for such a wonderful challenge and recipe