Day : 22
Theme: Regional Cuisine
Cuisine : Sindhi
As a young girl I was never very fond of sweets and whenever mom would make something I would not even taste. It was my brothers who loved all sweets . Since I never ate these I never bothered to learn or know about them. Even when I got married I hardly took interest in the sweets my mom in law made. It's only when my daughters got married I felt I should learn to make at least the basic sweets which we have to send to daughters.
During winters Varo is made and sent. We have many versions of Varo. One such version we made for Indian Cooking Challenge. Most versions are where we make them with sugar as the base, but this one is with jaggery. Varo has to be really nice and crunchy, should have some nuts too. Sugar or jaggery is melted and cooked till slightly pink , after adding the required ingredients it is poured in a greased Thali. My friend , Meenu is an expert at sweets and came to teach me this one and a couple of more sweets.
Varo gura jo
250 gms jaggery
8-10 pieces of black raisins
8-10 pieces each of almonds, cashews and pistachios.
1/2 cup Choori
Melt the jaggery in a thick bottomed pan, make sure you do it on slow fire.
Let the jaggery turn to pink color, add 1 tsp of water.
Immediately add choori..
Mix well and remove in a greased plate.
Sprinkle the nuts and raisins.
Unmould to serve.
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