Kaju Katli Recipe | Kaju Burfi | How to Make Kaju Katli is one of the most popular Indian sweets recipes. Learn to make step by step traditional kaju katli with all the video instructions. Make this perfectly smooth, melt in your mouth, cashew dessert at home. I am sure your family would adore this vegan and gluten-free dessert.
Kaju Katli aka Kaju Burfi is an Indian dessert which is very popular amongst people. Be it a festival, a wedding or any party, Kaju katli is a must. They also make a great holiday gift.
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Hope you all are having a fun weekend.
Mine is pretty active and little hectic too. This is because I have to do some preparation for the coming festival of Diwali aka Deepawali. This year it’s on October 30, 2016. It’s quite near, so the festivities have finally started.
If you are not aware of Diwali, one of the biggest festivals of India, then this little intro is for you:
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. This festival also signifies the victory of light over darkness. Diwali is one of the most popular, biggest and brightest Indian festivals, and this is the vacation time too. You can read more about Diwali on Wikipedia. It’s the time when all the family and friends gather, exchange gifts and sweets and have lots of fun together.
This is my first post from this year’s Diwali recipe series.
I will be sharing a collection of snacks, and sweets recipes that can be prepared during this celebration and other similar festive occasions.
As Diwali is just round the corner and I have 5-6 of Diwali recipes which I want to share before the festival commences. So now you got the idea why I am sharing a post on Saturday. This festive spirit also made me think about possible Diwali recipes I will be making this year to celebrate this festival. And then I also know everyone must be struggling with the same issue, so why not share some of my favorite recipes with you all.
So stay tuned for upcoming mouth watering Diwali recipes.
The ones who are celebrating the festival can keep aside all their thinking process and start preparing these awesome sweets and snacks I will be sharing during the coming week.
Desserts are the highlight of every festival:
Desserts and sweets are the most popular and essential dishes of Diwali celebrations. So my first recipe for this Diwali is Kaju katli (काजु कतली), aka Kaju burfi. Kaju katli is a fudge made with cashews. The good thing about this dessert is that it can be prepared ahead of time. You can make it 3-4 days prior to the festival. These kaju katlis will definitely sparkle your sweet-tooth with a satisfaction of joy.
What is Kaju katli?
Kaju Katli is an Indian dessert which is very popular amongst people. Be it a festival, a wedding or any party, Kaju katli is a must. They also make a great holiday gift. This is one of my favorite Indian sweets. Not exaggerating about the goodness of these delicious melt-in-mouth bites, but this nutty delight is that good.
Why should you give this dessert a try? Well, because:
- They are only made with 3 ingredients.
- They are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
- They are perfect holiday gifts. Your guests will adore you for these ultimate delicious sweets.
- They can be made ahead of time.
- You don’t have to spend too much time in kitchen to see the bright smiles it will spread on faces.
- This recipe is made with everyday ingredients, and nothing fancy is used here. So, without a doubt, they are the best treats ever.
Do you want any more confirmation to make these? 🙂
So, all in all, I want to say that whichever part of the world (including India) you are living in, you will go gaga over this Kaju katli. 🙂
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- Cashew nuts - 1½ cup
- Sugar - ¾ cup
- Water - ⅓ cup
- Rose water - 1 tsp (optional)
- Ghee for greasing - 1-2 tsp
- Silver leaf, German paper or vark for decoration (optional)
- Powder the cashews in a grinder until its fine powder. (Do not over grind the cashews as they turn oily)
- Heat a pan over medium heat. Add water and sugar.
- Let it boil until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Boil it for one more minute. (You just need a thin syrup)
- Turn the heat to medium-low and add cashew powder and stir well.
- Keep stirring continuously until it forms in the dough.
- Grease a plate with ghee and transfer the dough to it.
- At this stage, you can add 1 tsp of rose water.
- Mix well with the help of a spoon.
- Wait till you are able to handle the heat.
- Now grease your hand with ghee and knead well for a minute.
- Spread a parchment paper on a working surface and roll the dough with the help of a rolling pin.
- Decorate with edible silver leaf and cut into diamond shape using a sharp knife.
- Kaju katli is ready to serve.
- Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
If you cook this dish, be sure to tag your photo with this hashtag: #mggk
Happy Cooking and Keep Sharing! 🙂