Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kaju Katli | Kaju Barfi | Indian Sweet Recipes

Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli- Poular Indian sweet made using cashew nuts.(Gluten Free cashew nut fudge)-
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
Recipe source: Vegrecipesofindia, you can find the original recipe here.
  1. Cashew nuts - 1 Cup( at room temperature)
  2. Sugar - 1/2 Cup
  3. Water - 5 tbsp
  4. Ghee - 1 tbsp( for vegan version use coconut oil)
  5. Saffron - 1 small pinch( or use 1 tsp rose petals)-this is optional
  • Grind cashew nuts to form a fine powder.( Be careful not to grind it too much,or you will end up with cashew nut butter).keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan,combine together sugar and water.Cook over low flame until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Now add cashew nut powder and mix well.Cook over low flame,stirring continuously.
  • Cook the cashew nut mixture for about 7 to 9 minutes ,till the whole mixture comes together and turns more like a soft dough.Transfer the cashew nut mixture onto a plate.
  • Add ghee and  saffron /rose petals ( if using).When the heat of the mixture is fine to handle,knead the mixture lightly.( if the mixture is dry,you can add 1 or 2 tsp of milk).
  • Place the warm dough on a parchment paper or a greased plate. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top .Using a rolling pin,roll the dough to a thickness of  3 to 5 mm.
  • Cut into diamonds using a sharp knife.Allow it to cool completely.Store in an airtight container.
  • .NOTES
    • Sieve the cashew nut powder to remove tiny bits ,if desired.

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