Monday, June 10, 2013

Kaju Katli

Last week my neighbour cum friend's parents came to visit them in US and brought a lot of sweets for all of us :) We received a small pack of Kaju Katli from them and enjoyed them immensely. They were so good, delicious and yummy that it got over within half a day!! Naturally these days as I eat or see or sometimes smell any beautiful dish, I start wondering about how to make them and then try them at home asap... Started reading up online recipes of Kaju Katli, talked to mom and ignored her worrying voice asking me or rather advising me "dont you think you are eating a little too much sweets these days? You should have a control and try to make some spicy snacks for a change!!" . Went ahead and tried the absolutely lip smacking recipe at home and they came out so well that I am planning to make them often and not tell my mom about it !!
Also it is the 10 th of June and time for my "Potluck Party, Cyber style", a brain child of Jagruti. This month also I am posting the recipe of a sweet, adapting the recipe from here and hoping that next month I will follow my mom's advice and be back with something spicy :)




Kaju Katli:

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 - 20 min
Total Time: 25 - 30 min

Ingredients:

1 cup of cashews
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Water
Ghee for greasing


Prepping:

Step 1: Powder the cashews in a blender / Mixie into fine form with out adding any water. After grinding, I got a little more than 1 cup of finely powdered cashews. 

Step 2: Grease a Smooth Plate with a little ghee. 




Method of Preparing:

Step 1: 

Heat 1/4 cup Water and 1/2 cup Sugar in a pan and keep on stirring in a medium flame.The sugar will dissolve and then will start boiling. Slowly the syrup will start thickening. Check the consistency by pouring few water drops in a plate and then pouring a drop of sugar syrup onto the water. The sugar syrup should not dissolve immediately in water. Takes around 5 - 8 min on a medium flame to reach that consistency.

Step 2:

Now add powdered cashews and keep stirring. Forms a thick paste and then it will slowly start leaving the pan. (Takes around 3 - 4 min).

Check the consistency by smearing ur hands with water and rolling a small ball of the cashew- sugar syrup mixture with your fingers. If you are able to form a non sticky ball, thats the correct consistency and switch off. 

Step 3:

Now apply the warm mixture on to the greased plate and start smoothening it. Layer it thick. With a knife, cut into diamond shaped Kaju Katlis and you are done !! Yummy Kaju Katlis are ready to serve.




Note: 
  • Do not grind the cashews too long. They will start becoming oily.
  • Do the Layering and Smoothening, while the mixture is warm. Use gloves if necessary. 
  • Layer the mixture into a thick square shape and then cut into diamond shape. I made a mistake while layering and smoothened the kaju katlis too much and ended up with cute tiny thin Kaju Katlis. 




Sending the dish to the event "Authentic Indian Sweets with giveway" conducted at Nivedhanam for completing the 1 year blog anniversary :) 

Indian sweets

Sending the recipe to Nupur's Whats with my cuppa 2 event.



Sending the recipe to Jagruti's My bowl of snack event.






32 comments:

  1. those kaju katli making me drool here..I love them. so yummy !!

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  2. Omg..i am going to grab all of them ..it looks too delicious to resist..

    Ongoing Giveaway:-

    http://preetyskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-first-giveaway.html

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  3. Lovely and tempting Katli's... My favorite

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  4. Kaju katli looks perfect.. Awesome presentation.
    Sunandas Kitchen

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  5. these look so neat, avika... well done... :)

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  6. aiiii, this looks fab, neat and this is my family's fav..

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  7. How sweet of them to bring you Kaju Katlis..:) These look lovely!

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    1. Yes.. very sweet... Out of the blue they gifted us Kaju Katlis and both me and my hubby was in a competition almost to finish out the box :) Thank you so much :)

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  8. U have a nice blog. U can visit my blog and give ur valuable comments.

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  9. looks delicious & mouthwatering!

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    1. Thank you so much :) Do try it out :)

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  10. Yum! I love kaju katli! Yours looks great! :)

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  12. perfect sweet. lovely presentation too. feel free to drop by my space too when u get the time.

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  13. so inviting and very festive sweet!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Eggless Baking-Sweet/Savory

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  14. Kaju katli looks delciious and perfect Avika .. Just an addition of silver foil and it would be difficult to guess whether it's home made or store brought one :-)

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