Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cashew Burfi (Kaju Katli) for Diwali

Kaju Katli Recipe
Kaju Katli is one of my favs anytime...To me Diwali means sweets :) New dresses and crackers comes next. Though am not fond of crackers, I like watching the colorful lights high in the sky and kids playing with great excitement. I am not sure how mittu is going to react to crackers bursting all around, though last year was her first diwali, she was too small to watch the lights.When I thought of a sweet that would be special and apt for the occassion the 3 sweets I finalised were Jangiri, Badusha and Kaju Katli. But jangiri was nowhere in my reach with the messy kitchen and things all around . Kaju Katli was quick, I am glad I tried, it is so easy yet rich and tasty.

Though not incidental , I luv the pic below with mittus hands, Isnt it cute? :)) She enjoyed the kajus as well.And wishing all my readers a very happy and safe diwali. Enjoy, have fun and most importantly play safe!
Kaju Katli Recipe

Kaju Katli Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 6 parathas
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Cashews - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Water - just to the level of sugar immerses (5 tbsp)
Ghee - 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Dry your mixer completely without any moisture and wetness. Now grind the cashew to a fine powder.
  2. Grease the back of a flat plate with few drops of ghee and keep it ready. Grease the chapathi roller with remaining ghee.
  3. Take half cup sugar in a thick wide bottomed pan(preferably non-stick), and pour 5tbsp of water till it get immersed. Mix well till sugar is dissolved completely. Simmer and then keep checking continuously.
  4. The sugar syrup will become sticky, take a drop and check. Second stage is, If you pour few drops in a plate containing water, it should lay a fine thread that doesn’t gets dissolved immediately.Therefore the required stage for Kaju Katli is just before the stage of 'Single String Consistency'.
  5. How to make kaju katli
  6. This is the stage , now add the cashew powder and mix well. Dont allow any lumps to be formed, break them incase they are formed.Keep in low flame itself and keep stirring for 2-3 minutes. The dough will be non sticky and when u take a small piece, roll and see, it should form a very flexible ball as shown in the above pic, it shouldnt break.
    Now switch off , allow it to cool for 5mins. Then knead it till a soft dough is formed then transfer this to the greased plate and roll them evenly of 1/4 inch thickness with chappathi roller. Cut them into diamonds and store them in air tight container.
Kaju Katli Recipe

My Notes:

  • The sugar syrup and the cashew dough consistency is very important, if it becomes a bit thicker than mentioned, then your katlis would be difficult to roll as they will tend to break.
  • You can alternatively use a greased sheet of silver foil which would actually be mess free.
  • This recipe for the above given measurement will yield medium sized 10-13 katlis. I am sure kids will love it!
Kaju Katli Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

85 comments:

  1. Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali Sharmee ..... The Kaju Katli looks delicious.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  2. delicious happy diwali
    the kids always put their fingers or something it is quite funny and cute
    your one can't seem to wait either :)

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  3. Lovely Kaju katlis, my fave sweet. Have a happy Diwali, loads of fun.

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  4. beautiful pics....Kaju burfi looks really great... Happy Diwali...:)

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  5. These kaju katlis look so perfect!! Thanks for sharing the step pictures, Sharmi..Happy Diwali to you and your family..

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  6. Hi Sharmi,

    Diwali vallthugal!!:)Have a blast!!The kaju katlis look amazing...:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. Awesome clicks and great recipe. Thanks for posting. Happy Diwali to you and your family

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  8. So pretty clicks :) Perfect post for the occasion! Last one is a very good capture!

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  9. One more sweet, got so may to make!
    I had tried this few yrs back and was good and so I have decided to make these yet again, they look perfect.
    The photo with your daughter's hand is really cute!
    Diwali inforamtion is too good. We dont celebrate Diwali but it is fun to join in the festive mood. So I have choosen few sweets from here and hope I will succeed in making them properly, thank you for all the recipes.

    Happy Diwali !

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  10. Happy Diwali Sharmi...
    Nice sweet.. .feel like trying them right away....

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  11. Delicious kaju katli and cute little hands.

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  12. happy diwali to u too...burfi looks great

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  13. HAppy Diwali Sharmi... all the pictures are awesome and last one is sooooooooooo cute.

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  14. Happy Diwali....

    lovely pictures and kaju katli looks delicious

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  15. Achooo I love the last pic :) chooo cute :)

    Wish you a very happy Diwali too :) Enjoy with your tiny tot :)

    Khaju is my most favorite sweet. Love it from Mithai sweet and your home made version looks simple and good. :) I am sure the challenge is to get the right consistency. Will try it some time soon :)

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  16. happy Diwali Sharmi, perfectly done burfi wish to grab one love ur last pic...too cute :)

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  17. Cashew burfi looks superb,Happy Diwali to you....

    simplehomefood.com

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  18. Happy Diwali Sharmi. The katli has turned out very well. Looks like little hands are ready to steal some.

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  19. Wishing you and your family a very happy diwali. Kaju katli looks yummy!

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  20. Wishing you and your family a very happy Diwali. Kaju katli looks luscious and i love the last pic where your kid is trying to pick those katlis. It is a bliss :)

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  21. Kaju Katli looks yummy and perfect for diwali..

    Aaha Oho

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  22. Kaju katli looks delicious, Nice clicks.

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  23. Perfect looking Burfis dear! I wish I could grab one from the pic! :)

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  24. Happy Diwali Sharmi..
    Awesome..thats the word..I love kaju katli and your pictures are truly amazing...!!

    US Masala

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  25. Happy Diwali Sharmi..
    Awesome..thats the word..I love kaju katli and your pictures are truly amazing...!!

    US Masala

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  26. love your daughter's cute hand! i have been meaning to make these for a long time now. will try soon :)

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  27. Wishing u n family a very happy diwali...
    Btw Cashew burfi looks so tempting...Perfect for the occasion
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  28. Cute deepam Sharmi, vaalu kuttyoda cute hands kalakuthu...Tempting kaju katli..

    My diwali wishes to u and ur family..

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  29. Loved those cute little hands.... Wishing you happy diwali too.

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  30. Wow ! What a lovely delectable sweet dish to share for Diwali. Wishes to you and your family.

    Arundhuti

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  31. Beautiful pictures..loved the Burfi..
    Happy Diwali!!

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  32. Kaju katli look so perfect!! Thanks for sharing the step pictures, Sharmi..Happy Diwali to you and your family..BEautiful pictures...

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  33. Haooy Diwali to you..burfi looks perfect !Nice clicks

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  34. my fav kaju katli..soo yummy and tempting!! wish you and your family a very happy Diwali!!
    (PS:Love the cute lil hand...soo sweet!)

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  35. Delicious and tempting kaju katli..great clicks too..Wish u & ur family happy & prosperous diwali!!

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  36. wow looks so delicious & tempting .... awesome clicks ....... Happy Diwali to u & ur family ......

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  37. Kaju Katli looks so yummy.Love the last pic,cutie hands:)Happy Diwali to u and ur family.

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  38. @Nimi : Thanks for ur support always...Do try and let me knw how they turned out :)

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  39. Kaju Katli looks so delicious..beautiful clicks dear
    Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali

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  40. That's so true..there is no Diwali without any sweets..Kaju katli is one of my favs...Happy Diwali to you and your family !

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  41. The kaju katli looks perfect. Many wishes for a very happy Diwali, Sharmilee.

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  42. They are SO Nice. nice katli's. Thanks for sending it to the event!!

    last pic romba cute a irukku.

    Happy Diwali!!

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  43. Hi, tried the Katlis, they are so good that I cant stop eating it... only thing is I went on for few more secs than necessary so it was not soft :)
    The Katli's saved this Diwali...
    One small doubt. I used raw cashews, should it be roasted ones?

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  44. @Nimi : Oh thats great that it turned out well...Yes the consistency is very important else the katlis wud turn hard but since its cashews anyways it wud get emptied :) You can powder them raw itself which is what I did.

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  45. Happy Diwali Sharmi to you and your family. Kaju katli is my favorite and love ur presentation on this!

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  46. i love home made kaju katlis. yours have come out really gud sharmi. i adore those little hands on the platter, i've clicked several of this type too :-)

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  47. Gud one,hav to try it soon... those little hands are so cute...

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  48. My most fav sweet. Can I have one please?

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  49. @Anushruthi : You are most welcome :)

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  50. Hi, here from FB!

    Just went through some of your recipes and pics. Very pretty pics and great recipes, Sharmilee:).

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  51. I am not sure whether my earlier comment came through!

    Just came over from FB. You have got a rocking blog and some lovely pictures, Sharmilee!

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  52. hi sharmilee
    tried ur kaju burfi, it was awesome, lovely this is my fav infact, so anymore i can prepare oftenly......had two doubt in it......u said to dissolve the sugar completely, i tried stirring and stirring in ladle sugar was not at all dissolving but then got tired so used mixer it became soon but not completely dissolved......i had a doubt whether to dissolve the sugar by keeping in gas i mean heating slightly or just turning the sugar mixture in pan without heating?

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  53. @Archana : Since you are adding water to sugar immersing level it will surely dissolve easily as its heating up too....I didnt find any difficulty. May be yes to fasten up the process you can use powdered sugar but am not sure of checking the consistency with it...Was it easy enough?

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  54. I just made thhis kaju katli today and it came out just perfect . Thanks so much !Happy Janmashtami!

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  55. Hi Sharmi

    I made this Kaju, yesterday. It has come out excellently and even more tastier than SKS's. Thanks a lot yaar. I even took a picture of mine. I will mail it after Diwali.

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  56. @Anonymous : Thats great to hear and glad that it came out well :)
    @Nithya: Sure will wait for ur pics and am really eager to see it. Thanks for trying and letting me know the feedback!

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  57. Sharmi,

    Amma is preparing, Coconut Burfi, we are having, musk melon seeds, shall we grind it add to the coconut mixture ? Will it taste good?

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  58. @Nithya: I am not sure of the taste and texture when added to coconut burfi as I havent tasted musk melon....sorry cudnt help u in this regard.

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  59. OH, because, when we visited officially to Saibaba Trustee's house, they gave a burfi, it tastes excellent. I enquired them, they told that they have added, mulam pazha vethai. That's why i asked. Thanks for the quick reply.

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  60. @Nithya : Oh ok, you can give a try and see :) I dont think it is going to spoil the taste..so go ahead

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  61. Hi
    I came across all ur recipes.
    Its really a nice blog.
    And u r very good in explaining them step by step.
    And ur photography is the best thing i loved.
    Looking for authentic kongunadu recipes from u.
    Am tempted after seeing all ur pics:)
    will try making all my favs in ur blog.
    Thanks for all ur recipes.
    Bloggers like u motivate lazy people like me to cook. Thanks a lot again.

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  62. Hi,

    I m silent follower of ur blog.
    very nice blog...
    have tried many recipes from ur blog n all cme out very well...

    but while doing kaju katli i cannot make soft dough out of it ... its became like kind of powder

    can u plz help me where i went wrong??
    is there any way i can make it again with d same cashew powder?

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  63. @Lakshmi: It is a bit tricky to get the right consistency....be careful in the sugar syrup and am sure you will get the right dough consistency.

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  64. hello.... im ver happy today i made kaju katli it came out very well n really taste gr8 n its my huubby fv8.. thx alot

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  65. Hi,Followed ur recipe and the outcome was just awesome..everyone loved it, we hv rounded ur recipe for my Thalai Deepavali..Thank you so much for the easy steps and wonderful recipe...my Mum and Mum in law loved it...

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  66. Hi sharmi,
    your kaju katli looks yummy and simple. Its my kids fav. Will try it today...

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  67. Hi sharmi, just a small question. How much will be your 1 cup
    Will that hold 200ml?

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  68. @Bhargavi : I use a cup that holds 250ml...please check the side bar for the measures

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  69. What is that sidebar? How much is a tablespoon of urs.
    I tried with ur godumai halwa. It came well. Sry for such silly questions

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  70. @Bhargavi : Please check 'Cup & Spoon Measurements' in the right side column

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  71. I never knew kaju burfi can be prepared at home. So after seeing this couldn't help trying, it turned out really tasty except for the texture, it doesn't look like yours. Waiting to make it the next time. Thanks a lot, you are wonderful!!

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  72. I never knew kaju burfi can be prepared at home. So after seeing this couldn't help trying, it turned out really tasty except for the texture, it doesn't look like yours. Waiting to make it the next time. Thanks a lot, you are wonderful!!

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  73. It really awesome.it came out very well.thx u mam

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  74. Hi sharmi,
    I'm new to your site and I'm fond of your recipes.
    I like your step by step explanation accompanied with photos.
    I have a question in kaju katli, can I use golden yellow sugar instead of the normal sugar. will I get the same taste? should I follow same steps for the consistency of sugar?

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    1. I am not really sure as I havent used/tasted golden yellow sugar....but guess it will change the taste.

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  75. Hai,
    I tried your Kaju Katli recipe.It came out really well.Thank you.

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  76. Successful @ first attempt. Will share pic ..

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  77. I have made it................yummyyyyyyyyyyyy.....Thank u.

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  78. Hi Sharmi,

    I really want this to come out well. Please tell me when exactly to add cashew powder - Is it as soon as the sugar dissolves completely? I dont understand please.

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    1. Yes once sugar dissolves and reaches single string consistency

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  79. Hi sharmi,
    I tried it today. It came out perfect. I have tried kaju katli recipes from 3 or 4 blogs before. It was never successful. Ur step by step pics helped a lot. I appreciate ur effort in taking the pics. It is lot of hardwork. Keep up the good work :)

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  80. I have prepared kaju katli.. Every thing was good, but at last i have applied little more ghee to the plate and now it was unable to cut sharply. Any suggestion to cut into pieces properly?

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  81. Just sprinkle little ghee / milk while kneading the dough to make it flexible then roll and cut it....

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