Monday, January 31, 2011

Jaggery glazed walnuts

I love using candied or glazed walnuts as toppings on salads. Walnuts are great for snacking and the sweet ones give you instant energy. I tried to make some at home with jaggery instead of sugar.

2 cups walnuts
1/2 cup powdered jaggery
a pinch of salt
about 4 cups water
1/4 tsp grated ginger (optional)

Boil some water and blanch the walnuts in it. Drain well and mix with the jaggery and ginger. Heat oven to 350°F and spread the walnuts in a single layer. Bake until the jaggery melts and the walnuts become golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid burning. (About 10-15 minutes
(I like to add cayenne pepper or red chilli powder sometimes for making it spicy and instead of ginger, vanilla essence can be used. It tastes good without any additional flavoring too)

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