Friday, July 10, 2009

Kaju Katli - all time fav sweet

Kaju Katli.. ummm.. soo.. delicious...

Wow, this is one sweet which is a favorite for most of us. This sweet originated in North India, not too sure about the specific place and time.
This is a very simple and easy to make recipe.
Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more restful - Mark Twain.

1 cup kaju, cashewnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
ghee or oil to grease

1. Use a mixer or blender to grind the cashews to a paste(powder). Make sure the cashews are grounded well, do not add water.
2. In a non-stick pan, add the water and sugar. Keep stirring till you get a one string consistency. To check if you got this desired consistency, take a drop of this mixture and place it between your thumb and index finger and when you release it, you will get one string consistency.
3.Add the powdered cashew nuts and stir till it becomes like a thick paste. The cashews and the sugar syrup should be properly mixed. Switch off the burner and let it cool to become thicker.
4.After 10 minutes knead the mixture like a chappati dough to make a ball and roll it using a butter paper or use ghee to roll it to 1/8" thichness.
5. After an hour, you can cut it in diamond shape or square shape.

Health Quotient:
For all the health conscious people.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 piece (1 cubic inch)
Amount per Serving
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 22
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 38.8%
Carbs 55.4%
Protein 9.7%

Cashews are very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese.

Go ahead, try this ez recipe and share your experience with me.


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