Yep,you heard it right!! Kaju katli is one of the most easiest sweet to make.I remember the day when i got a sudden craving for these white bar and made it in a jiffy in the middle of the night.Though it was my first try,it turned out delicious..Hubby dear loved it so much and showered me with lots of appreciation(Another feather in my Cooking hat!!:))
Cashewnuts - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamon pwd - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Water- 1/4 cup
Saffron strands(opt)-4 to 5
Edible silver foil(opt)
- Grind cashews to a coarse powder.If the cashews were kept in refrigerator,bring them to room temperature before grinding them.
- In a non stick pan,heat water and sugar.Keep stirring until the sugar dissolves.Then,add the saffron,cardamon powder and check for one string consistency (the sugar syrup must form a single,thin thread when tested between thumb and fore finger).
- Now lower the heat and add the cashew powder and keep stirring.Add the ghee to the mixture.
4.Continue stirring until the mixture turns thick and starts boiling.When the mixture leaves the edges of the pan,add the rose essence and immediately turn off the heat.
5.Take a small piece from the mixture and see if you can form a smooth round ball out of it,If so,then your Kaju katli is ready.If not,cook the mixture for another 1 to 2 minutes.
6.After the mixture cools down,knead it into a dough and add to a pan greased with ghee.Cut them into diamond shape or any shape you desire.Garnish it with saffron or edible silver foil(I did not use them).