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
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.
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.