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:

  1. Healthy sweet cut into perfect shapes....

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  2. 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?

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  3. These crunchies look simply yumm!!!!

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  4. Love the dry fruit chikki...looks really yumm

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  5. looks perfect and i want to crab some...

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

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  7. Lovely recipe.. looks too good and perfect :)

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Slurp! The pralines make a great snack!

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

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

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

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

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  14. Such a yummy snack,, i love this so much

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  15. oh i love this..so mouthwatering!!

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  16. வித்தியாசமா நல்லதொரு இனிப்பு..பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி!!

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

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

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  19. Varo looks delicious. Crispy and yumm.

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

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  21. tasty treat! thanks for posting it.

    http://mosuriyervegetariancuisine.blogspot.com/2010/11/deepavali-special-besan-ladoo.html

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  22. Looks utterly delicious ....... yummm

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

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  24. delicious sweet
    posted the eggplant check it out

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  25. Yummy treat!...they sure tasted great!

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  26. 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 :)

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  27. Healthy and delicious treat,looks fantastic.

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

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  29. These are so delectable! my girls would love these.

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

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

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

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