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October 25, 2008

Happy Deepavali!

Filed under: recipe — Tags: , , , , , , — yaadayaada @ 1:39 am

Deepavali is here! This is one of favourite festivals! Brings back lot of fond memories, from hiding under the bed when I was 4 to lighting the 10000 wala when I was 16. Now that I am so far away from homeland, I try to keep up as much tradition as possible. So to start this Deepavali, here is the first sweet I made. Thanks mom for the recipe.

Mixed Nut Brittle
Dry toasted Mixed Nut 1 cup (I toased the nuts in the oven at 300 F for 15 minutes)
Sugar 3/4 cup
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Caramalize the sugar in medium heat, once it is a golden brown liquid, switch off the stove. Add the lemon juice and the nuts. Mix it well. Pour it in a buttered cold plate. Smoothen it with a a spatula, cut into pieces. Allow it to cool! Voila! Here is your yummy, nutty, crunchy brittle!

Mixed nut brittle

Mixed nut brittle


  1. Hey..u got the color by adding sugar..I thought we add jaggery to get that color
    wow..looks yummy..

    Comment by K — October 25, 2008 @ 3:24 am

  2. Yes . Untill I tried this, i always thought Jaggery gets this color and no sugar. Keep strirring the dry sugar in medium heat until it melts into a golden brown liquid. No water.. It takes only about 15 minutes to make if you have the toasted chopped nuts ready.

    Comment by yaadayaada — October 25, 2008 @ 5:36 am

  3. Hey..Thanks tried this today..turned out yummy…I added a little cardamom powder to it too…

    It tasted a same as the kadalamittai I used to eat in a shop opposite to our college in Trichy 🙂

    Comment by K — October 26, 2008 @ 7:07 am

  4. Happy Deepavali!

    eppadi kadalamittai photo background varama edutheenga?

    Comment by Me — October 27, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  5. Happy Deepavali S&V!! Looks like an easy recipe, I should probably try this today.

    Comment by Manchus — October 27, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

  6. Me
    Welcome! The kadalamittai was kept in a white plate and I cropped the excess plate.. 🙂
    Thanks for the wishes! And Happy Deepavali to you too!

    Comment by yaadayaada — October 27, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

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