Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Kaju katli( cashew diamonds

Today i just thought of making some sweet dishes for my hubby's colleagues as Holiday presents. Suddenly Kaju katli came into my mind because of its taste.. As you know people here in the US like good presentation. So i went ahead and did this Kaju Katli. This is the first time i tried with powdered Cashews. Earlier i used to wet grind the cashews and the final product will be cashew Halwa!!!. This time tried with powdered cashews and guess what it really worked. The final product was better than Adyar Sweets. Thats what my husband said!!!. HA HA HA. So you can surely try this for a simple and quick dessert.



You will need:

  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup water

Step 1:

Finely powder the cashews using coffee grinder. (I have Indian Mixie. So i powder the cashews using the small jar which comes along with Mixie set.)

Step 2:

Take a heavy bottom pan (to distribute heat evenly, flat bottom is best) and add water and sugar to it and heat it for some time till you see bubbles.

Now add the powdered cashews and stir it continuously for few more mins. Keep stirring it untill it forms a soft ball.

You can also check by taking little of the mixture and roll it on a plate and see whether it solidifies within seconds. Transfer the content to chopping board lined by aluminium foil. Let cool for few minutes, and knead when its still warm. Place plastic wraps on top of the content and roll it to desired thickness and cut in diamond shape. Again, let it cool and then store in air-tight box for up to a week. It can also be refrigerated.



Hint:

If the dough is sticky, stir it few more mins to get the desired consistency.

If the dough is too hard just add few drops of warm milk and roll again

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just came across your blog because I wanted to make doughnuts for the holidays. I tried your kaju katli today for the kids. However, I think I overcooked it because the mixture came out like rock salt. How soft should the dough be? I ended up making them into balls instead of diamonds because I couldn't roll them out. We all liked them anyway! Thanks.

Vijitha said...

Hi,
Yes kaju katli recipe is very simple. But its very very tough to get the correct consistency. Keep trying for couple of times. Then you will become expert. Very simple and easy recipe. You can fix it by adding a spoon full of warm milk and then rolling. Hope this helps you