darsaan or Asian Sesame Honey Noodles is a delicious dessert which you can make easily at home. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Completely dry the boiled noodles on a kitchen towel.
Add cornflour to noodles and gently mix it to coat nicely.
This is to absorb any moisture left.
Heat oil for frying in a pan.
When it becomes hot, deep fry the noodles in batches till golden and crisp.
Transfer the noodles to an absorbent paper.
Crush them slightly.
Blanch the almonds in boiling water for 5-10 mins.
Then remove its skin.
Dry roast almonds and walnuts till light golden spots appear on them. This step is optional.
To prepare the sauce, add butter in a pan.
Let it melt.
Add sugar and water.
Let the sugar caramelise and become slightly brown in colour.
Add honey and mix well.
Keep the flame on low.
Quickly stir in both the sesame seeds( keep some aside for garnishing), walnuts and almonds.
Gently stir in fried noodles.
Coat the noodles with the sauce.
Switch off the flame.
Place the noodles on a serving plate.
Serve it hot with chilled vanilla ice cream scoops.
Garnish with leftover sesame seeds and drizzle some honey on top of ice cream.
After boiling the noodles, drain them and coat them in some oil to prevent them from sticking to each other.
The noodles should be dry before frying, otherwise they will not become crunchy.
The consistency of the sugar syrup is very important. Make sure it's sets well once cooled.