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A Treat From Home ~ Kaju (Cashew) Sweet

Kaju Sweet (Cashew Sweet) from G.Pulla Reddy Sweets, Hyderabad
Kaju (cashew) Sweet from G.Pulla Reddy Sweet Shop ~ For JFI: Diwali Treats Event

You have friends visiting Hyderabad soon.

They want to bring something for you from Hyderabad.

What would you like to suggest?

Ask them to bring kaju sweet from the famous G.Pulla Reddy Sweets Shop for you.

That’s what we did. Our Maharashtrian friends from Houston made a visit to Hyderabad recently and this is what they brought us. Precious than gold and pure Andhra delight - this is a taste we crave during festival times, particularly during Dasera-Deepavali festival season.

Jumbo cashews gently fried in pure ghee and then cooked and coated with thin lace like golden jaggery syrup. No preservatives, no coloring agents, none of that artificial crap, so prevalent here, is added. Pure ingredients, simple age-old cooking techniques are used. The result is simply heaven like taste and aroma.

Trust me on this people: request, demand, harass or bribe, do whatever you have to do and make your friends bring this kaju sweet from Pulla Reddy Sweet Shop for you during their next Hyderabad visit. Little bit pricey but it is going to be the best sweets purchase you will ever make.

Disclaimer: We do not have any relations with Pulla Reddy Sweet Shop and they didn’t send us any free sweets to write this.:)

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal), Amma & Authentic Andhra (Wednesday October 11, 2006 at 4:35 pm- permalink)

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27 comments for A Treat From Home ~ Kaju (Cashew) Sweet »

  1. Unfortunately I don’t know anyone in Hyderabad to harass or demand for these sweet treats :(

    Comment by Priya S&S — October 11, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

  2. I will bring these sweets for you during my next visit to Hyderabad. :) How about that?:)

    Comment by Indira — October 11, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  3. And thier Khoya (Pala Kova)……*drooling*…..ahhhhhh so divine!

    Comment by Praveena — October 11, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

  4. aahh… pUlla reddy…

    the stuff of legend…

    Comment by tilo — October 11, 2006 @ 5:50 pm

  5. Oh Indira, I was just getting over all the ghee in my house from Sam’s JFI… now I will be craving something delicious like this :) Thanks for sharing that lovely photo and description!

    Comment by Linda — October 11, 2006 @ 6:08 pm

  6. aah, home sweets during festivals. Nothing can beat that. My brother has promised me K.C. Das rasgullas - an absolute treat. I’m waiting! Good to see you back.:)

    Comment by mandira — October 11, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

  7. Oh Indira! I love pulla reddy sweets! Recently one of my friend’s mom visited them and she gave us a box of mixed sweets. They were delicious. I used to not like sweets a whole lot before. But after my pregnancies I seem to have a liking to them. Now I can name so many sweets that I feel like eating regularly.
    The kaju sweet looks so yummy!
    Cheers
    Latha

    Comment by Latha — October 11, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

  8. Hi Indira,

    Welcome back and I feel so happy to see your posts again…About Pulla Reddy sweets, you can count on me to bring you those delicacies, as my in-laws live in Hyd!! :-)

    Comment by Chandrika — October 11, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

  9. Buongiorno Indira, so glad to see that you are back. I hope you are fine. I’ll celebrate Diwali far far from my dearest indian friend this year, I’m quite sad. But I’m going to cook some mithai anyway and ligt candles and give my best wishes even from Italy.
    Ciao comidademama

    Comment by comidademama — October 12, 2006 @ 12:42 am

  10. I still remember the taste of ‘ariselu’ i had four yrs back from pulla reddy.

    Comment by vibz — October 12, 2006 @ 5:18 am

  11. Indira, I like that sweet too.

    But the problem is with the Ghee. what is the best place to get the ghee. I dont like cow ghee at all. Please help

    Alpana

    Comment by Alpana — October 12, 2006 @ 5:38 am

  12. Awwww I miss Hyderabad. My favorite is their ‘Anjeer Roll’. Heavenly !!! Thanks Indira for a great post.

    Comment by Mythili — October 12, 2006 @ 6:42 am

  13. Indira,
    I love your website.

    But I dont like this pullareddy sweets that much. THere are so many sweet vendors in Hyderbad..where they prepare delicious sweets..And you pay atleast double or tripple the amount compared to regular vendors.

    Only thing exceptional about pullareddy is that they use unlimited amount of butter. I got some sweets last time I visised during winter time. Since it was cold, I decided pop the sweet in microwave..I could not beleive my eyes..at least 1/4 cup of ghee came out of that sweet as I squeezed the sweet. It was some halwa kind of sweet. Can you imagine how unhealthy it is..? From then on I swear I dont want any sweets from this shop..
    This might not be the case for kaju that you show cased.

    Anu

    Comment by Anu — October 12, 2006 @ 6:57 am

  14. Indira,

    You are reminding me of all the fond memories. The sweets from Pulla Reddy’s shops are really authentic and taste great. I totally agree with you, we too crave them even though we are continents away.

    We eat these sweets just like sweets and not like a regular meal. So, I will have to disagree with the above commnet about the sweets and the unhealthy factor. Yes, these are made with pure ghee and we only take couple of pieces, once or twice a month. I believe that, if consumed in small portions, ghee is also good for health.

    Madhavi

    Comment by Madhavi — October 12, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  15. My husband digs this exact sweet BIG TIME… and I being a total non-hyderabadi.. always wonder what’s the big deal about it..
    I guess it amounts to beauty is in the eye of the beholder.. will show him this entry.. he will be tickled…

    Tmom

    Comment by Tmom — October 12, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

  16. drrrrrrrrrrrrol..Indira, logged in just after my lunch and my sweet tooth wants more sweets now. Unfortunately no one I know hails from Hyderabad….
    Calling all Hyderabadi’s please do bring me a package of this sweet and as Indira says I will beg,bribe,request you to..plsssss! :)

    Comment by shankari — October 12, 2006 @ 1:16 pm

  17. Thanks for the info.I like your website.Came across recently.Tried lot of recipes.Thank you.
    I saw the post about cross country moving.The way you presented was so nice.I would like to get some tips on packing(how you decide which one is a keeper and the trash or give away or sell)I really believe you are a organized person.I would love to get some tips on packing.
    Thank You.

    Comment by MB — October 12, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

  18. Hi Indira,

    Even I disagree with Anu’s Comments. I know sweets are supposed to be made rich. you just eat a piece or two in festive seasons or when u are feeling bored. I like pullareddy sweets esp a lot.

    thanks

    Comment by Alpana — October 12, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

  19. Wow, lot of fans for Pulla Reddy Sweets. Thanks all for your nice comments.

    Linda: You are welcome.:)
    The mysore pak you have prepared for Jihva event looks delicious.

    Mandira: Thanks.
    Rasgullas, yum!

    Latha: Me too, I didn’t had a sweet tooth growing up. This constant craving of sweets is recent thing for me too.:)
    They sent us two packets- one is mixed sweets and this kaju sweet.:)

    Chandrika: What a sweetheart you are.:) Thanks!

    Comidademama: Thanks for your wishes.
    Oh, no, what happened? Did your Indian friend move to a different place? That is sad.
    Wish you a happy and prosperous Deepavali!

    ALpana: How about making ghee at home? You can do that with store-bought, salt-free butter. Give it a try and see how you like this buffalo-ghee version.

    Anu: That’s OK. There are some who don’t like this kind of sweets.
    About price - they are priced high but you get superior quality in my view.
    Also they are prepared with pure ghee, not butter. And if you microwave anything made with oil/butter/ghee like donuts, french fries or bajjis etc, they ooze oil. Microwave cooking does that to them.

    Shankari: they should open a branch here.:)

    Hi MB: Thanks.
    About tips to pack, we kept what’s near and dear to our heart, gave away some stuff and sold some big items etc. I made lists, lot of them for everything. There are some really good websites with detailed information about moving and packing how and what on the net. Give them a try for helpful tips.

    Comment by Indira — October 12, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

  20. thanks to drop a line in my weblog to wish me Happy Diwali, you are so kind. I admire your blog very much
    ciao
    comidademama

    Comment by comidademama — October 12, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  21. I have not tried this sweet yet but it looks yummy. Looks like you can get sweets from Pulla Reddy shipped to anywhere in India (through www.indiagiftz.com or some other sites). They don’t ship out of India though :-(

    Comment by Nithya — October 13, 2006 @ 5:19 am

  22. Am visiting my parents in Hyd next month. I know where to go now…….did I just hear someone say ‘a box for me too???’

    Comment by Hema — October 13, 2006 @ 6:54 am

  23. Hi!
    Indira

    i love this sweet & my mom is sending nethi arisalu & kaju sweet with my cousin who is comming to the US.

    Comment by radhika — October 13, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

  24. Hi Indira ,

    I have been following your blog for quite a while now , and just love all the recipes and the way you narrate them . Today I made BlackEye Vada and it came out very nice and I thought , its high time I should send a big Thank you for sharing these awesome recipes and keep them coming.

    And BTW , Welcome to Seattle!!.

    Comment by Manjiri — October 14, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

  25. Hi I tried this sweet at home and made small roches just to be popped in the mouth…..They were amazing

    Thanks

    Comment by Anjali — October 18, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

  26. Hi,
    Thanks for writing those lines on Sri GPR. He is my Guru for life.

    I can simply say this on his personality.

    “Success is Sweet. The secret is Sweat”.

    He deserves the applaud that you made.
    Thanks once again.

    Comment by Madhava Krishna Meduri — June 1, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

  27. Hi Indira,

    If you ever figure out how to make Jeedipappu pakam just the way we get in Pulla reddy..i tell you, that will be the best recipe ever!
    fow now please post a recipe for the same..atleast next best to it..i.e ur way of doing it!.

    Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Harshita — March 28, 2009 @ 9:50 am

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