Jeedipappu pakam/ Cashew nut Burfi.......yep, this is all about the popular sweet that we get in G. Pulla Reddy sweet shops in Andhra Pradesh, this is hot favorite of many......I myself enjoyed it a lot when we were in Hyderaba, now missing it, so I have tried it myself.....It came out so good. Here is the recipe for this most tempting sweet.........
- 2 cups Cashew nuts, 1/2 cup Jaggery, 1/2 cup Sugar, 1/2tsp.Cardamom powder, 1/4tsp. ghee to grease.
- In a thick bottomed, wide pan, heat jaggery, sugar with 1/4 cup of water, bring them to boil, now you see lots of bubbles, keep stirring until it gets to a thick syrupy consistency.( to check the consistency, drop few drops of syrup in a bowl of water, it should solidify into soft threads). Now add cardamom powder, cashew nuts and stir constantly for few minutes, then turn off the heat and pour this mixture onto a ghee greased pan, leave it to cool. When cooled, break them to pieces (need not be fancy, I like to brake them in random shapes, which is quite easy). Store them in an airtight container.