46 KAJU KATLI

Kaju Katli(Cashew diamonds) Version 1



Made this sweet for my younger son's B'day Today. He loves Kaju katli and calls it as diamond sweet.


This is one of the simplest and easiest way of making Kaju Katli(Diamond sweet). Just roast some cashews and within minutes you can prepare this. I also prepare the same sweet where we make sugar syrup and add this powder which also comes out perfect, but comparatively I found this method to be very easy and simple.


Raw Cashewnuts- 1 cup
Granulated Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Water - 2- 3 tbsp

For rolling you need:
Parchment paper/butter paper - 1
Rolling pin

Can add a drop of rose essence to the sweet(optional)



Dry roast cashewnuts in medium flame without changing its color. This is done just to make them crisp and remove the rawness.
Keep aside and cool. Later take them in a dry mixer and powder fine. Next add sugar to it and powder both together finely. If sugar granules are big in size then powder seperately, but make sure you add again to the cashew and turn on your mixer to mix well.


Heat a non stick pan in medium flame and add the ground cashew with sugar. Immediately add water and stir well. This will thicken up fast and you also get a nice soft dough consistency in less than 2 - 3 minutes.If you feel it is still little powderish, then can add another spoon of water and mix well and stir. Add ghee and essence if using and mix well. Immediately when still hot transfer to the parchment paper. See to that the mixture is in the middle. Slowly fold into half and with the help of a chapathi roller( rolling pin) roll as thin as possible. Open one of the side and with a knife cut into the shape required. Remove the cut ones and keep aside. The unshaped ones you can again cover and roll until you are done with all. In case if anytime you find the second try tough for rolling then you can take it back to the pan and heat it up can also add just few drops... just few drops only and repeat the procedure of stirring for a minute or two and then immediately transfer to the parchment paper and cut the pieces.

Tips:
1. Roast and cool the cashew
2. First add the powder to the pan and then add the water.
3. Add ghee in the end and mix


This way you can never go wrong with the making of this sweet. The step by step pictures too might help you.


46 comments/Reactions:

kitchen queen said...

hmmmmmmmmmm!perfect and mouth watering kaju katlis.

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious, i used to have this in bangalore...one of my fav but never tried it at home....nice step by step pics padma, very nice to follow...thanks for sharing & ya beautiful clicks as well

Hari Chandana said...

wowwww... delicious kaju katli... happy birth day to your son..

Maaya said...

looks amazing! thanks

divya said...

The sweet looks lovely and yummy!!Happy B'day to your son.

Pari said...

happy birthday to the Kido, God Bless him.
The kaju katli looks awesome, I know the home made version is better than store bought, can vouch for it.

sangi said...

Luks perfect n cute presentation!HAPPY B'DAY 2 UR SON

Madhuri said...

So perfectly done Padma. will bookmark and wishes for your son.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy kaju katli, looks delicious. Happy B'day to your son.

Faiza Ali said...

happy birthday to your son... the kaju katli looks perfect and also very easy to make with your recipe.

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey ...Kaju Katli is looking fabulous dear...My all time fav sweet. I tried once ...was such a disaster..Feels happy u made at home..

Gulmohar said...

I make them exactly the same way..But don't know about the sugar syrup method..Looks so yumm and hope your son had a wonderful day :-)

Panchpakwan said...

Wow kaju kati is my fav...Loved it!
Happy b'day wishe to you son.

Preethi Rajeev said...

wow it looks so perfect, love kaju katli, never tried it at home.

Uma said...

looks perfect. Lovely sweet. I love kaju katli. Yum!! Happy B'day to your son.

Varunavi said...

Happy birthday to ur son.Kaju kathli looks yummy.i tried it once but failed and after that never had guts to make it again.

Usha said...

Looks perfect and tempting ! Happy Birthday to your son, hope he had a wonderful day :-)

simply.food said...

You have made this dish in such asimple and easy way.Wonderful tips too.I am sure your son enjoyed it.It looks delicious.

Subhie Arun said...

hmm v invitin nperfect kaju katil...lov to have a bite..nice presentation dear....!!

Kalyani said...

Happy B'Day to ur son ........ kaju katli looks perfect ......

Priya said...

Wishing Harsha a fantastic birthday..Kaju katli looks tempting and awesome..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Padma, a very happy birthday to younger one. I have bookmarked it and definitely making this one of these days. Please tell me how many kaju katlis (approximately) does your measurements make?

Deepti said...

perfect Kaju Katlis...The detailed recipe is bookmarked !!
BDay Wishes to ur Son !! Hope u had a Gr8 time !

Yummy Team said...

They look so perfect and delicious Padma!! A big happy birthday to your son..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

perfect dish for b'day celebration!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

very tempting and inviting recipe padma.its comes out with nice shape.perfect...

Rekha shoban said...

i love this sweet very much...nice presentation padma.

SathyaSridhar said...

Padma,,,perfect perfect perfect kaju kathli dear it came out very perfect looks beautiful n nice step by step pics dear...that soo sweet of u...Padma, am glad to follow ur blog dear..

Priya said...

birthday wishes to ur son...kaju katli is my fav too..made it to perfect and luks yummmmy..

Nandini said...

Yummy kaju katli.Nice presentation.

sheelaSeng said...

Excellent presentation Padma.
I felt that its like photo demo.
I'm on my way to yr home.

regards,
Sheelaseng

Gita Jaishankar said...

Kaju katli looks so yum Padma...very tempting clicks dear :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Kaju katli makes me crave. very nice pictures dear.

Cicily Antony said...

one of my favourites...yummy yumm...

ruchikacooks said...

Mouthwatering kaju katlis. Perfect for any occasion!

Parita said...

Kaju katli has come out fantastic!

Siddhi S said...

wow padma very nice kaju katli...its one of my fav sweet...loved ur easy method of dng it...nice pics...looks very tempting

Babli said...

Kaju katli looks so delicious, perfect and mouth watering that I cannot resist myself. Wonderful presentation.

Pavithra said...

Wow my fav sweet forever.. they look soooooo yummy.

Sashi said...

one of my favs, looks yummy !! nice presentation too..

Susan and Abraham said...

Just to let you know dear your recipe is on 'The 30 Best Recipes of 2010' ~ thanks for your nomination. Regards Susan and Abraham

Thas @ Cooking with Thas said...

Congratulations for making it into the 30 best recipes of 2010. I can't put in to words how much I love kaju burfi. I'll surely try this out.

Anonymous said...

padama thanks for recipe aliyah

krithika said...

Hi aunty! Since this is my first Diwali away from home, tried this recipe, but somehow it ended up being brittle. I used 3 cups cashew powder, 2 cups powdered sugar, 9 tbsp water and about 2 tsp of ghee. Where did I go wrong?? Planning to give it a shot again though!

Padma said...

Hi Krithika,
You can call me just Padma. Regarding where it went wrong, looks like the sugar amount is very less. Have to use equal amounts of cashew and sugar. If using sugar granules add it to the powdered cashew and run in the mixer. If the granules are big in size take the required cups of sugar and powder and then add it back to the cashew powder and run in few seconds. May be this same dough you can try adding additional one cup of sugar and mix to try. Or next try can reduce water amount, that is instead of adding all at once, can add little by little and add fully only when needed. Hope this will help you.
Thanks
Padma

krithika said...

Thanks a ton :) I passed it off as kaju halwa ;) will try it again though! Thanks a lot!happy Diwali!

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