Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi)
One of the India's favourite barfi loaded with cashewnuts
Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet made with cashew nuts and is most often made for festivals, gifting and weddings. The subtle sweetness of the barfi together with its melt in the mouth quality from the cashewnuts, make it the most desired sweet for any occasion, religious or otherwise. Serve Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi) as a party dessert or along with Crispy Masala Peanuts Recipe (Gujarati Sing Bhujia) or Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time Snack) during tea time.
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- 2 cups Cashew nuts
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Corn flour
- 2 teaspoons Ghee
- 1 cup Water
- Edible Silver Foil/Leaf (Chandi Ka Vark) , (optional)
- Mixed nuts , crushed (pistachio) for stuffing (optional)
How to make Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi)
To begin making the Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi), take a large heavy bottomed pan, and pour in the sugar and water. Mix them well and boil for about 10 minutes, until the sugar syrup thickens up to a two string consistency.
Grind all the cashew nuts together along with corn flour to a fine powder.
Once the sugar syrup has arrived at a two string consistency, add the cashew nuts and corn flour powder to it.
Continue stirring the Kaju Katli (burfi) mixture together till no lumps remain. Add a teaspoon of ghee and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes, until the Kaju Katli (burfi) mixture contents thickens up and begins to leave the sides of the pan.
The final consistency of the Kaju Katli (burfi) mixture should be of dough consistency.
Once it reaches the dough like consistency, turn off the heat and spread it evenly in a tray keeping about 1/2 inch thickness. Spread the silver varak at this stage and allow it to set.
Once cooled, cut the Kaju Katli (burfi) into desired shapes. You can also optionally make a sandwich of two the Kaju Katli (Burfi) with crushed pistachios and serve.
The delicious Kaju Katli (Burfi) is ready to be eaten, or it can even be refrigerated for future use. Hope you get to make the delicious Kaju Katli Recipe this Diwali and share with friends and family.
Serve Kaju Katli Recipe (Kaju Barfi) as a party dessert or along with Crispy Masala Peanuts Recipe (Gujarati Sing Bhujia) or Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea Time Snack) during tea time.
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