Monday 15 November 2010

Varo (Indian Nut Praline) ~ ICC cooking challenge October 2010

Varo a traditional Sindhi recipe. Similar to peanut brittle this lovely praline has mixed chopped nuts and is delicately flavoured with poppy seeds(khus khus ) and cardamom.

The source of this recipe is from Simply Sindhi recipes and is for the ICC cooking challenge by srivalli of spicing your life


Mixed Nuts (Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew nuts) - 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus - 2 tbsp
Cardamoms - 4 -5
Sugar - 1 Cup
Ghee Clarified Butter - 1 tbsp


1.Slice all mixed nuts. Powder the Cardamom seeds.
2.In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee and sugar. On low heat melt the sugar.
3.When the sugar is melted and caramelized to a light brown color add the sliced mixed nuts, Khus Khus, and powdered cardamoms. Mix till nuts are coated well with the caramelized sugar.
4.Pour this mixture onto the back of a thali/ greased plate or on a rolling board.
5.Using the back side (flat side) of a cup, flatten the mixture like a thick chapatti or disc. You can use a rolling pin to roll the mixture. This has to be done very quickly as the mixture begins to harden as soon as it is removed from heat.
6. Before mixture begins to set score lines where you want to break the varo as this will make it easier to get uniform size pieces when set as Varo will break on the scored lines .
7.Leave the rolled Varo to set for some time.
Break into pieces and store in air tight containers

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  1. Enjoyed this challenge very much, hope the same from u..delectable varo, tempts me again..

  2. I adore the nutty praline! Looks great!

  3. looks cruchy n yummy. looks like peanut chikki. thanks for sharing the recipe

  4. Varo looks perfect and tempting.. amazing job !!

  5. Hi Nanya,
    How is your veggie carving classes going on?
    I've been craving for chakkis since long and your beautiful clicks are tempting me a lot
    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Mmm! Yours look delicious and fantastic! Slurp! Would have some!

  7. Cute presentation and a great yummy snack Nayna...

  8. Came out really well and cute presentation

  9. Looks delicious. crispy and yumm

  10. Varo looks great and beautiful presentation..

  11. like the addition of poppy seeds!

  12. looks beautiful Nayna...yummy !

  13. Looks super yummy :) lovely pics too :)

  14. Delicious Crunchy and healthy.

  15. this looks simple and healthy! what a delightful presentation!

  16. Varo looks crunchy and really yummy! Good one..

  17. I am always fascinated with such simple, healthy and authentic recipes from Indian cuisine. Looks delicioso

  18. lovely and delicious chikkis...

  19. This recipe looks so delicious! love this entry!

  20. Looks stunning..thanks for joining!


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