Thursday, October 22, 2009

Almond Cashew Brittle(Vegan)

Almond Cashew Brittle
Know what you Eat – Deepavali the festival of light is synonymous to sweets and celebration. But not all sweets are sinful this brittle made with toasted Almonds and cashews and made with Jaggery(Panela) not only tastes great, easy to make and very easy on your waist line.
Almonds which is high in monounsaturated fats, that is good for the body and is associated with reduced risk of heart disease. In addition to healthy fats and vitamin E, Magnesium and Potassium. Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.  This nut is also rich in magnesium. Magnesium plays a very important role in controlling blood pressure and heart health. Jaggery (Panela) is a "natural" sweetener made by the concentration of sugarcane juice WITHOUT the use of any chemicals / synthetic additives or preservatives. It contains an enormous wealth of minerals / protein / vitamins and iron.

Ingredients

Almonds – 2 cups
Cashew – 1 cup
Jaggery(Panela) – 1 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder – pinch
Ghee or Coconut oil for greasing the tray
Water just enough to cover the surface of the jaggery

Method

1) In a toaster oven toast the almonds for 5-8 minutes stirring in between till they are crisp. Pay attention or they will brown or black quickly.
2) Toast the Cashews for 3-5 minutes stirring in between.
3) Once the Almond is cool enough to handle, chop them into small pieces and mix them with the cashew and keep it aside.
4) Now heat a pan add the jaggery and just enough water to cover it. Once the jaggery is completely dissolved, start stirring and heat it till the jaggery becomes thick and if you pour the dissolved jaggery with your spoon you will see threads coming out of it.
4) At this point switch of the stove and add the cardamom powder, the mixed nuts and  stir fast so that the nuts are evenly coated with the jaggery.
5) Immediately transfer the contents to a big greased tray and using a spatula even the surface out. Keep it aside for 5 minutes, once it is slightly cool, cut them into pieces and enjoy. Enjoy these guilt free snacks.

Almond Cashew Brittle2

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11 comments:

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ahh look at those nuts cutely piled up..

Priya said...

Woww brittles looks yumm!

Shri said...

Great presentation!

prasu said...

Brittles.............look superb yummy and presentation is soooooooooogood dear.

Nandini said...

Brittle looks Yum!

Tina said...

Exellent presentation and nice clicks..

my kitchen said...

Good one,nice click.

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

Such an easy and healthy recipe! I'm definitely going to try this one, thanks for sharing!

shanthi said...

Lovely nuts and lovely click

Priya Narasimhan said...

i love nuts and jaggery..this is a must try recipe for me..lovely vegan snack.

Mriganayani said...

I want to go on a road trip somewhere - stock up my car with all of your snacks and keep eating until I reach my destinations! Perfect!

 
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