Friday, February 15, 2013

KAJU KATLI | KAJU KATLI RECIPE

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Generally, Kaju katli we make during Diwali time as it is one a must recipe for diwali at my in laws place. But my mil makes in a different way which i have posted already as Kaju coconut burfi. I tried this version of Kaju katli 3 years back when i learned from my cousin. This method is extremely easy and doesn’t involve much of ghee as we use for other sweets and also it is mild in sweetness too.

Yesterday was my son Varun’s bithday and i asked what to make for his birthday . He is not a big fan of cake or sweets or ice creams and he told me to make the “diamond shaped sweet”. so i made Kaju katli and he loved it too. Over to the recipe of Kaju katli now:

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This recipe i got from my cousin and followed few tips from Lavi's blog also.

INGREDIENTS:  (MAKES 12-13 –PIECES)

CASHEW NUT 1 CUP
SUGAR 1/2 CUP
WATER 4-5 TBLSP
GHEE 1 TSP
MILK 1 TBLSP

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METHOD:

  • Before starting the process keep the cashew nuts out from the refrigerator and pat dry it and bring it to normal room temperature. It should not contain any moisture while grinding else it will become soggy and not into a powder.This tip i got from here.
  • Grind the cashew into a fine powder , please ensure that the mixie should be dry.
  • Do not over do as the cashew nuts will start emitting oil and the powder will become soggy.
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  • Take 1/2 cup of sugar and melt this in a wide pan with just 5-6 tblsp of water.
  • Do not add more water.
  • Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • You can check the one thread  consistency of the syrup between the thumb and the index finger. This step is important.
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  • Once the consistency is reached you can add the cashew nut powder and start stirring it in a low flame. Keep doing till it reaches a soft dough consistency. Over doing this will result in hard burfis.
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  • When done transfer it to a plate and when it is warm grease your hands and start kneading it into a  soft dough. I sprinkled little milk as my was bit dry. but my cousin told generally by practise we will come to know the right stage and adding of more milk also reduces the shelf life of the burfis.
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  • Once done, transfer it to a wide greased plate and start rolling it thinly with a rolling pin. Cut them into diamonds and the kaju katlis are ready to eat now.
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  • My son loved this and he had a very nice birthday with his friends.

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43 comments:

  1. very yummy n my favorite katli... very drool worth akka...

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  2. Lovely looking kajus.. i too make the same way :)

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  3. yummy wishing varun a very happy birthday :) i loved the back saree colour :) so nice :)

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  4. love cashews...delicious preparation...

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  5. Happy birthday to your kid Jeyashri. I like kaju katli too.. Looks tempting.

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  6. Perfect katlis!!! belated bday wishes to dear Varun!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Belated wishes to ur son Jey..those Katlis look yumm

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  8. Belated wishes dear Varun....Have a wonderful year ahead.....

    Katli's looks delicious....

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  9. delicious diamond sweet as kids always refer to it.... happy birthday Varun Kanna...

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  10. Belated happy birthday varun.... Awesome and neat clicks, yummy katil's

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  11. My son loves the diamond shaped sweets..his favourite...looks perfect and delicious..

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  12. Belated birthday wishes to your Young man, neat and prefect katlis.

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  13. Kaju katli is my hubbys favorite sweet. Urs looks so perfect. will try soon

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  14. Looks delicious, got nice shape too....

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  15. Simple recipe..kaju looks perfect and delicious....
    http://foody-buddy.blogspot.com/

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  16. I like your simple method of preparation. Looks yummy!

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  17. Happy Birthday to your kid and what a nice way to celebrate.

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  18. Happy Birthday to your kid and looks awesome n yummy katli...

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  19. one of my fav too.. looks so good!

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  20. happy belated wishes to ur son, jshree ..wishing him a good health and happier years ahead.
    nice recepie i will do it in the same manner .(:

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  21. Lovely
    http://dailychoresrecorded.blogspot.in/

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  22. Happy Birthday to your son!!! and this katili is looking super perfect!!!
    Sowmya
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  23. Hope Varun enjoyed the sweet,luks so perfect and yum...

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  24. happy bday to ur son....yummy and easy kaju kathli

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  25. simple dish... but tastes yummy

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  26. They look perfect Jeyashri, even I do it the same way..

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  27. wow yummy kaju katlis...thesse are to die for :)

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  28. Heavenly delight. It's my favorite. Nice presentation

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  29. Rich and yummy sweet, love it anytime!

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  30. Jey, katli's looks so perfect and smooth! Even Ranga is keeping on asking me! have to make it soon! again, iam just adoring your style of food photography!

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  31. I am in abu dhabi. i tried today evening kaju katli, but ending i feel sugar crispiness in dough and also my dough is very silky cannot able to cut. i followed every step above you describe, by ending for hard dough you may also add table spoon of milk you have mentioned, so i followed that..
    where i did mistake, correct me... it will help to next try

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    1. Hi Priya,
      I feel the one string consistency you must not have got. Because sugar will get completely dissolved in that stage. AFter the sugar dissolved in another 5 to 10 minutes you get one string consistency.

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    2. thank you soo much.. i will try next time...

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    3. thank you so much.. your dishes are soo yummy and inspired to cook my self and my friend gayathri..

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  32. tried dis one today came out really well

    thanks
    bargavi

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  33. tried dis today and c ame out really well

    thanks
    bargavi

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  34. I tried this recipe today for Diwali celebration, turned out great! Thanks for sharing it...

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  35. Hi jeyshri.. I tried it today and am happy that I got right on the first attempt of trying this yummy sweet .. Wanted to thank u for the clear guidance

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