Wednesday, November 10, 2010
VARO- sindhi sweet for Indian cooking challenge
This is my first participation in Indian Cooking Challenge. I used to wonder when my friends put up ICC recipes on their blog. Thanks to srivalli for approving my membership. Hope to be in this challenge.
Me and my hubby and infact my kid does not have a sweet tooth, was wondering seriously if I have to take up thsi challenge, but this sweet is something reminds me of childhood sweet that my atthe(aunt) used to make. it is chikki made with peanuts. we used to get it in many petty shops , They used to keep thsi in small jars in front of the counter.
VARO - After looking at the recipe I felt it is similar to our chikki sweet substituted with dryfruits.
Source:- 'Simply Sindhi recipes'
1 small cup nuts- sliced( Almonds, cashewnuts and pistachios) ( I have not used pistachios in this recipe)
Sugar- 1/4 cup
Khus khus(poppy seeds)- 1 tbspn
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tspn
In a heavy bottom pan.Add ghee and sugar and keep it on a medium flame. keep stirring until it becomes caramelized. it should become like a thin paaka( like a glue consistency).
Add the sliced nuts and cardamom powder and poppy seeds. keep stirring it until the nuts are well coated.
Take a thick heat pr0of plastic paper( you can use holige paper). I have used the silver side of haldirams mixture packet for spreading the coated mixture.
Apply oil on the sheet. pour the nuts mixture on it. you can use the roller to spread it. I dint find it necessary as the mixture consistency was perfect and it spread evenly.
Spread poppy seeds on top of the VARO. Leave for some time and use a knife and cut it in to pieces. yummy varo is ready....