Kaju badam tacos

Posted on October 22, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

Almond taco shells stuffed with a cashew filling. A sweet version of the famed Mexican tacos.
kaju badam tacos

Preparation Time : 15 mins.
Cooking Time : Nil.

Makes 8 tacos.

Ingredients

1 recipe badam barfi

1 recipe cashew barfi

2 tablespoons broken cashewnuts
a few drops yellow food colouring
a few saffron strands
2 to 3 slivered pistachios
Method
1. Make the badam barfi and cahew barfi as mentioned in the respective recipes.
2. Divide the badam barfi into 8 equal portions and roll out each portion between 2 sheets of plastic into circles of 100 mm. (4″) diameter. Keep aside.
3. Add the broken cashewnuts and yellow food colouring to the cahshew barfi and mix well. Divide into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a cylinder 100 mm. (4″) long and 25 mm. (1″) thickness.
4. Place one cashew barfi cylinder in the centre of the badam barfi circle and fold over to form a semi circle like a taco.
5. Repeat for the remaining ingredients to make 7 more tacos.
6. Garnish with slivered pistachios and saffron and serve.

BADAM BARFI

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes approx. 1 1/4 cups.

Ingredients
1 cup (100 grams) almonds
1/2 cup (50 grams) sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
Method
1. Soak the almonds in warm water for about 30 minutes.
2. Drain all the water, peel the almonds and blend them to a fine paste in food processor. Keep aside.
3. Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of water and prepare a syrup of 1 string consistency.
4. Add the almond paste and cardamom powder and cook over a slow flame, stirring continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
5. Transfer to a plate and cool slightly. Keep aside.
6. Use are required.

CASHEW BARFI

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Ingredients
1 cup (100 grams) cashewnuts, broken
1/2 cup (50 grams) sugar
1/4 teaspoon canned powder
Method
1. Soak the cashewnuts in warm water for about 30 minutes and wash them 2 to 3 times.
2. Drain all the water out and blend the cashewnuts to a fine paste. Keep aside.
3. Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of water and prepare a syrup of one string consistency.
4. Add the cashew paste and cook over a medium flame, stirring continuously till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan (approx. 5 to 7 minutes).
5. Transfer to a plate and cool slightly. Keep aside.
6. Use as required.

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