Monday, November 15, 2010

Varo (Indian Praline With Mixed Nuts) ~~ICC

Our this month's Indian Cooking Challenge was this Indian praline with mixed dry nuts, its a sindhi special sweets for diwali and this sweets is quite a rich, nutty sweets to enjoy anytime, actually this varo ressembles very much like our chikki we made either with peanuts or with any nuts with jaggery, but varo goes for sugar, ghee and different varieties of nuts..Thanks a ton to Srivalli for choosing this fabulous varo for this month's challenge, i enjoyed making and munching them thoroughly..Srivalli choosed two types of varos, one is from Simply Sindhi Recipes and the second one is from Madhvi's Foolproof Recipes..My choice went for the first one..

Varo

1cup Mixed Nuts (Sliced nuts like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios)
2tbsp Dry coconut flakes
1tbsp Poppy seeds
1tsp Cardamom powder
1cup Sugar
1tbsp Butter

In a heavy bottomed pan, melt the sugar with ghee in medium high flame, within few minutes the sugar turns to light brown colour thick syrup, add the sliced nuts, poppy seeds,dry coconut flakes, cardamom powder, mix everything well until the nuts get well coated with the caramelized sugar..

Pour this mixture in a greased plate, flatten the mixture quickly with a rolling pin, let them sit for few seconds and slice them as u desire..Conserve them in an air tightened box and enjoy munching..

46 comments:

indianspicemagic said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy sweet cut into perfect shapes....

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

I like Diwali sweets.

Wish someone could keep an event where I had to test all the sweets and tell them their score... interesting isn't it?

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely priya... yumm..

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

These crunchies look simply yumm!!!!

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Love the dry fruit chikki...looks really yumm

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect and i want to crab some...

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

looks lovely n yummy

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely munchies Priya, with such a perfect shape:) would love to munch them anytime:)

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe.. looks too good and perfect :)

nivedita said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Ahh I just love these rich and crunchy chakkis...Fantastic Priya

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great!!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Varo looks yummy..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Slurp! The pralines make a great snack!

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

These sweet look both healthy and delicious! My kind of sweets!

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks too good priya, very crunchy and delicious:-)

girlichef said... Reply To This Comment

This looks awesome...pralines/brittles are some of my favorite indulgences for snacking!!

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

nicely made n pic is cute!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely munchies Priya :)..I would love to have them any time and love the way u have got a perfect shape for the chikki:)

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Such a yummy snack,, i love this so much

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

oh i love this..so mouthwatering!!

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

looks very crunchy:)

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly turned out priya

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வித்தியாசமா நல்லதொரு இனிப்பு..பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி!!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

These look irresistible. I wouldn't be able to stay away from them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

The varo looks yummy. :)

meeso said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome! This is really simple, I thought it would be harder seeing the picture... I've bookmarked!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Varo looks delicious. Crispy and yumm.

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect for snacking..wanna grab 1 or 2 from the screen

nk said... Reply To This Comment

tasty treat! thanks for posting it.

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myspicykitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect chikkis or varo..

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

Looks utterly delicious ....... yummm

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Priya-I love praline, and this looks easy to make. The combinations of the mixed nuts and spices are delicious.
Thank you, for sharing!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious sweet
posted the eggplant check it out

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy treat!...they sure tasted great!

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

I love chikki and this version with all kinds of nuts is interesting :) I have got loads of dry fruits gift packs, so will try it out asap :)

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

love the addition of coconut flakes!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

they look so delicious!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious treat,looks fantastic.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yeh Priya I realy enjoyed making amd munching it yours looks perfect dear also got a nice shape too.

swapna said... Reply To This Comment

delicious chikkis...

Soma said... Reply To This Comment

These are so delectable! my girls would love these.

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

We too loved it Priya.Yours are perfectly shaped :)

chaitrali pathak said... Reply To This Comment

perfect and superb

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Varo has turned out really well and I love the uniform diamond shaped.I found it rather hard to cut them so neatly.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, yours has come in perfect diamond!..looks great..