How to make Kaju Katli - A sweet barfi prepared from cashewnuts

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Main Ingredients : Cashewnuts (काजू), Powdered sugar (पिसी हुई चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Kaju Katli

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Kaju Katli checkout Dry Fruit Kachori , Kaju Khoya aur Besan ke Laddoo , Dry Fruits And Khajoor Laddoo , Kaju Pista Badam Kesar Burfi . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Kesar Pista Roll, Balushahi, Gaurpapdi, Chum Chum.

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Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kaju Katli Recipe

  • Cashewnuts 3 cups

  • Powdered sugar 10 tablespoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 teaspoon

  • Rose essence 1/3 teaspoon

  • Silver warq for decoration as required

Method

Step 1

Soak cashew nuts in five cups of water for an hour or two. Drain and grind them to a fine paste on a grinding stone, using as little water as possible.

Step 2

Mix together sugar and cashewnut paste. Cook in a deep pan on medium heat. When the mixture begins to thicken, reduce heat and keep stirring.

Step 3

When the mixture becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan (it should take about eight minutes) sprinkle cornstarch. Stir well and remove from heat.

Step 4

Immediately mix in the rose essence and quickly turn onto a greased marble or wooden surface. Quickly roll thinly with a greased roller. Spread the silver sheet over and cut into diamond shaped katlis. Store in an airtight container when cold.

Also try out these recipes from Indian Cuisine like Green Peas Potli, Kamal Kakdi Ke Kofte, Sweet Potato Kheer, Chana Mutton.

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