October 26, 2014

Kaju Katli (Cashew Burfi)

Kaju Katli is an Indian dessert which means cashew fudge.  This dessert is made traditionally during Diwali.


Ingredients:

Cashew nuts - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Milk - enough to blend
Ghee/unsalted butter - 2 tbsp.
Rose essence - few drops (optional)

Method:
1.  Blend cashew nuts with just enough milk to blend.
2.  Put the blend mixture and sugar in an anodized or non stick pan and cook.
3.  Keep stirring continuously with a wooden ladle for about 25 to 30 minutes.
4.  The mixture will start leaving the pan and form a ball.
5.  Add the ghee/unsalted butter and stir it. 
6.  Keep a greased cookie sheet or plate ready.
7.  Spread the mixture on the greased sheet and roll it.
8.  Cut to desired shapes and sizs.