Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe - Chocolate Kaju Barfi
Chocolate Kaju Katli is an Indian dessert which is a Cashew Nut Fudge with Chocolate Glaze. Serve it after your everyday meals or on festivals.
Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe is another perfectly indulgent and delightful sweet that comes right in time for the onset of festivals that are around the corner. If you have feared making Kaju Katlis or Barfis at home because of the tedious process, this recipe will inspire you to give it a go.
It is easy, straight forward and results in Katlis that have a serious wow-factor. What’s better, it has a unique touch of chocolate. Rich, sweet, perfectly delicious homemade goodies will make you skip buying the store-bought ones this festive season.
Serve the Chocolate Kaju Katli along with Angoori Rasmalai Recipe at a festive gathering with family and friends.
Other recipes that you can try for Festivals and Special Occasions are:
- 2 1/4 cups Cashew nuts
- 1 cup Sugar
- 100 ml Water
- 1 cup Milk chocolate , or dark chocolate
How to make Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe - Chocolate Kaju Barfi
To begin making the Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe, first of all grind the cashew nuts in a blender to make a fine powder.
Take a heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar and water to it. Place it on a medium heat and bring it to boil. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, turn the heat down and allow the mixture to boil for a few minutes till it reaches a one-string consistency.
To test if it has reached the right consistency, transfer a few drops of the syrup on a clean plate, allow it to cool for 15-20 seconds and test it for the formation of a single thread between your thumb and index finger.
If the syrup has reached single thread consistency, transfer the ground cashew nut powder into the syrup and stir continuously for 4-5 minutes. The mix will gradually turn into a thick paste.
Take the mixture off the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. As soon as the mix cools down slightly, grease your palms with a dash of ghee and start kneading the mix. Knead till it is smooth, uniform and like a dough.
Next, spread a sheet of butter paper on the counter top. Place the dough on it and roll the dough out with a rolling pin to a thickness of 5-6 mm, evenly.
Place a saucepan with water on the heat. Place a heat proof bowl over it and melt the dark chocolate over it. The heat generated in the boiling water beneath will melt the chocolate gradually. Ensure that the boiling water does not touch the heatproof bowl.
When the chocolate has melted properly, pour it over the rolled kaju katli dough and spread it evenly with the help of a spatula.
Allow it to cool for some time and then transfer it to a surface and refrigerate it for 15-20 mins. This will help the chocolate solidify.
When the chocolate has set, you can cut the Chocolate Kaju Katlis by making intersecting diagonal lines, so they form the trademark diamond shapes.
Serve the Chocolate Kaju Katli Recipe along with Angoori Rasmalai Recipe at a festive gathering with family and friends.
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