Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kaju Katli

Wishing all my friends and readers a happy and blessed Varalakshmi Nonbu!

Hope many are busy with the Varalakshmi Nonbu pooja preparations. Here is an extremely easy dessert to make this day more special and let it be a good start.

Cashew burfi or kaju kathli is a famous dessert available in almost all the sweet stalls of India. It will be the first choice for many who do the snack shopping while planning to meet a friend or family.

Memories: Mom would buy some broken cashews (the powdery one we get for making kuruma) and do this. Her method involves soaking the cashews in milk for a couple of hours and make a fine paste out of it. Then She would prepare a sugar syrup of 2 string consistency and add this cashew paste,  little ghee. Then she would stir it in low heat till it starts leaving the sides and pour them on a ghee greased plate to make slices.
I have tried this before and I am sure it will be extremely delicious.

But I am describing a much easier version which I got from my friends. I think this is a short cut and much prevalent than my mom's:) Anyways we won't go wrong with any of these methods.

A box full of happiness and smile......Kaju katli:)

Cashew nut (broken) - 1 cup
sugar - 1 cup
ghee - 1 tsp
water - 1/4 cup

Powder the cashew to a fine state.

Pour the water and sugar in a wok and start heating. Let it come to a boiling stage. Then reduce flame and heat till we get a single thread consistency.
Now add the cashew powder and mix well. Reduce flame to the lowest and stir continuously till it starts leaving the sides. Switch off.
Let it cool slightly. Now knead it like chapathi dough with ghee and place it over a clean plate / countertop. If powdery add a few drops of milk (or) if it is loose them MW it / stir in low flame again. It should be like a dough and much workable.
Press with a rolling pin and flatten it to 1/2 inch thick sheet. Make diagonal lines and cut that into 2 inch diamonds.

Place them on a greased plate and cool completely. Store in a clean dry vessel.

Kaju katli is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Makes a rich dessert.
Number of slices: Can't remember that:) so please count them from the picture and lemme know :)

kaju Katli goes to 'Mehjabeen Arif's Iftar night' event.
Wishing you all a blessed ramadan too. Happy hosting dear!


Priti said...

Wish you same ...perfect way to celebrate festive

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious rich sweet...your method looks easier..

Ciccia said...

My daughter loves Indian sweets, I'll tell her about you, I'm sure she'll want to follow you. Delicious recipe Viki!
Your food is so tasty!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Katlis look so delicious. Wonderfully prepared.

Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

looks fab ....loved it ...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wish u the same and kaju katli is so perfect...thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing some, love this katlis anytime,seriously am craving for some..

Divya Vikram said...

One of my favorite sweets. Looks perfect Viki.

Chitra said...

looks mouthwatering. its been a long time i made it, u tempted me.

San said...

irresistible kaju katli, me having a sweet tooth is drooling :)