Varo – Indian Praline with Mixed Dry fruits | Diwali Sweets | Indian Cooking Challenge for October ~ Step By Step Recipe!
>> Monday, November 15, 2010
Step by Step of making Varo
Before you start make sure you have a greased rolling board, greased knife and a bottom of a cup ready for spreading the varo flat.
Slice all the dry fruits, keep them ready along with the poppy seeds, dried copra and sugar
Source : Simply Sindhi Recipes
Mixed Nuts like Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew nuts,Walnuts - 1 Cup
Sliced Dry Coconut / Copra - roughly 5-6 small slices
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 Cup
Ghee Clarified Butter - 2 tsp
Slice all mixed nuts.Copra, and Poppy seeds together.
In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee and sugar. On low heat melt the sugar.
When the sugar is melted and caramelized to a light brown color add the sliced mixed nuts, Khus Khus,. Mix till nuts are coated well with the caramelized sugar.
Pour this mixture onto the back of a thali/ greased plate or on a rolling board.
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.
When it becomes little cool, make square marks on top with a greased knife.
Leave the rolled Varo to set for some time.
Break into pieces and store in air tight containers.
Varo ~ Indian pistachio praline with cardamom
Source : Madhvi's Foolproof Recipes
Sugar - 125 gms (½ cup)
Pistachios, coarsely chopped - 75 gms (½ cup)
Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
White Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Prepare the surface on which you plan to roll out by spreading the oil. Sprinkle half of the poppy seeds evenly on the Oil. Keep a knife and rolling pin ready.
Pour the caramel and pistachio mixture onto the oiled surface and quickly roll it all out until it is about 3mms thick (while it is still warm), and spread the remaining poppy seeds on top. Then use a knife to cut it into pieces – hammer the rolling pin onto the knife to help cut the praline into 2 inch squares.
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