Sri Lankan Cashew nut Slice ( Kaju Aluwa)
This is a very famous Sri Lankan sweet. When we were kids we loved to watch how our grand mother preapre this for the Sinhala new yaer. We had to go to pick or collect the cashews and bring them and dry them in sun several days. Cashew cells contains a sticky glue in its out side shell. If you touch it directly you get wounds as it burns your skin. So the easiest way we found was to set a small fire and throw the cashews in to that.After several minutes it starts burning the outer shell. You need to take them out in several minutes and clean them with out touching the skin. The final result is you get a nice roasted cashew. After collecting them my grand mother use to prepare them to a beautiful tasty slice.
Recipe for making Aluwa.
600 g Roasted Rice Flour
600 g Sugar
2 cups Cashew nuts (Add less or more according to your taste)
1 tblsp vanilla
1/3 cup water (You can add up to 1 cup of water)
6 cardamom pods crushed and use powder,
- Add sugar and water with cardamon and vanila.
- Boil it untill sugar desolves.
- Take it out and let it cool down.
- After 5 min add the rice flour little by little untill you get a stiff dough.
- Flour a board with roasted rice flour.
- quickly transfer that on to a prepared board and leave to cool down for 5 mintues.
- Then cut it in to a desired shape.