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Kaju Katli Recipe
Kaju Katli is a rich and very popular sweet that you can gift for your friends and relatives during any festive occasion especially during Diwali. Kaju Katli is my fav since my childhood days....I have already posted kaju katli recipe / cashew burfi /cashew katli long back but want to add a new post with stepwise pictures and it took me almost 3 yrs for me to get convinced to try Kaju Katli again.Though the first time I tried Kaju Katli was a cake walk for me as I didn't find any difficulty making this sweet.But after hearing many friends and readers complaining about the difficulty in  powdering cashews and the consistency checks I held back myself when I heard the name kaju katli. The procedure of making kaju katli seems easy but if you ask me it is not as it sounds, you need to be extra careful right from the first step once you know the knack then making kaju katli can be breeze.

When I was discussing my fear of re-trying kaju katli with Lavi, she encouraged me a lot.Thank you so much Lavi for the recipe and the motivation.Finally I decided to give a try....I was not getting sleep the whole night yes I haven't feared like this before for any sweet and it was really silly to fear for a sweet which I've succeeded in my first try itself but yes that's the fact.
Kaju Katli Recipe
Early morning I woke up and right from drying the mixie I took extra care for each step and tada my kaju katli's came out perfect :) When I saw the katli's I was so happy and only when hubby approved it I started to click the pictures.I didn't even taste them till hubby approved....only after that I tasted a edge piece and was super happy with my katli's :) I've given all my observations and tips in my notes section, so please go through it.

I packed these kalti's for Priya(my SIL) and was waiting for the feedback....I gave so many instructions to hubby to safely carry the box as it was more than a jewel to me :) I had to wait for a day for the katli to reach my SIL.....Finally the phone rang and She said 'Attakasama iruku, it tastes better than the store kaju katli's'....Oh I was already flying high :))
Kaju Katli Recipe

Kaju Katli Recipe

Preparation Time:10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes:around 15 to 17
Recipe Category: Sweets | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Whole Cashews - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/4 cup
Melted Ghee - just for greasing

Method:

  1. Measure your ingredients and keep it ready.If your are cashews are refrigerated, then bring to room temperature and then proceed.Ensure your mixer is completely dry.Transfer cashews to a mixer and grind it to a semi fine powder.Don't overdo as the cashews will leave out oil and the whole mixture will turn sticky.
    How to make kaju katli - Step1
  2. See my cashew powder was this coarse.Now boil sugar and water, keep stirring in low flame till sugar completely dissolves.Then it starts to bubble up,Keep stirring, keep a small bowl containing water.Check by pouring few drops of sugar syrup in water, it should a fine thread and should not dissolve.Thats the right stage.
    How to make kaju katli - Step2
  3. Now add the cashew mixture and keep stirring until it forms a thick rolling mixture like this.It should be like a flexible dough.The dough should not be dry, it should be soft and flexible so switch off accordingly.You can even try rolling a ball, it should be flexible then that's the correct consistency.It took me just 7-8 mins for forming the cashew dough.Switch off and let it cool down for 10mins.
    How to make kaju katli - Step3
  4. When its still warm, knead it well, don't scrap the dough from the sides as the mixture would be hard.The dough was grainy, but after kneading the dough became smooth.If you feel the mixture is dry add 1/2 tsp ghee and then knead it.Now lay a butter paper, place the kaju dough and fold the paper such that the butter paper is on top and bottom of the dough.Now start rolling with a chapathi roller.
    How to make kaju katli - Step3
  5. Roll it to 1/4 inch thickness, remove the butter paper on top.Cut with a sharp knife.Mark lines.
    How to make kaju katli - Step3
  6. And cut into diamonds.Now you have the liberty to enjoy the edge uneven pieces :)Now separate the pieces.
    How to make kaju katli - Step3
Cool down and store in airtight container.
Kaju Katli Recipe

My Notes:

Kaju Katli Recipe

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