Easy Kaju Katli – How to make kaju katli?? is one of the easiest sweet to make this Deepavali…. its just like playing with play dough 🙂 Simply follow the steps and in less than 30 minutes you can treat yourself with the best melt in your mouth kaju katli.
- Cashews – 1 cup (a few extras won’t hurt 🙂
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Water – 1/4 cup
- Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Lets see how to make this easy kaju katli….
Ok, any cashew works… whole or broken or halved. I am using broken cashews as they are cheaper compared to whole cashews… hi they are going get powdered anyways!
Take 1 cup of cashews in a mixer jar… little extras wont hurt you don’t have to count!
Pulse your mixer or run the pulse setting which first makes a coarse texture then run the grind to make a fine powder. Too much grinding will make the cashew sweat and release its oil… and will not let the mixer run. So… just grind as much as you can and don’t force it, will still turnout good.
In a kadai.. preferably a non stick which is much convenient… start melting the sugar in water. Increase the flame to high and let it come to a rolling boil.
First few minutes the syrup will look sticky… after 5 minutes over high flame…. you will see this one string consistency when you sample a little syrup between your thumb and index finger. Don’t worry… if you cannot get this step… after 5 minutes of vigorous boiling..proceed to next step….
Add in 2 teaspoons of ghee at this stage and keep stirring.. Try our Double Decker Burfi – Pineapple Vanilla Milk Burfi
Next 5 minutes it will start to roll up thick… kind of semi thick. It will not stick to the pan.. and wiggle easily. Switch off at this stage. Don’t panic… it will resemble like a thick adai batter.
Grease a parchment paper with ghee and pour the semi thick batter.
Again a little ghee on top.
Now you can do this step a couple of ways… it will very hot and i don’t like to touch and knead. Gather the parchment paper and knead by folding. Or
Apply ghee to a spatula… gather and knead as shown.
Eventually after a little while once its cools a bit… it will firm up like a dough! Shaabbbaaa 😀 (ok ok don’t panic… if you can’t get this in case if you have messed up the sugar syrup consistency… add a tsp of milk powder and knead and it will dance to your tunes. I am confident that you won’t mess up but for first time beginners learning session is always scary and this is to motivate them… ) Now anyone can try this with confidence!
Press it or spread ….
Place another parchment on top and roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness. Try our RAVA LADDU
Thin cuts looks odd… thick cuts preferred so 1/2 inch thickness if ok.
Cut them into diamonds… Try our BOONDI LADDU 🙂
Let them dry a bit or cool completely before you store them in a box.
Good ones where stored… irregular corners where made into katli rolls 🙂 Easy Peasy 😛 just like that in my mouth! Here is another version of kaju katli with no ghee no string consistency… from many many years ago KAJU KATLI
- Makes 20 katlis
- You may add cardamom powder if you like… i personally hate if added to kaju katli.
- Flavoring, Coloring is also all optional… rose essence or any flacor or color can be added while kneading to amke different shapes like flower or veggies.
- Silver varak can be place on top … its hard forus to get here so i skipped!