Kaju Katli is indeed one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. Those diamond shaped morsels look as attractive as it tastes. And normally its decorated with edible silver foil which adds to the grandeur; unfortunately I couldn’t source it here. While preparing do ensure that the cashews are well-powdered with no lumps.
You need –
- Raw cashews – 1 cup
- Caster sugar – ½ cup
- Water – ¼ cup
- Rose essence – 2-3 drops
How to –
In a processor/dry grinder, process the cashews to a fine powder. Grease a plate with some ghee and set aside. You will also need baking sheet.
In a non stick pan add the sugar, rose essence and water. Simmer till the sugar dissolves completely and almost reaches a one string consistency or when you drop a few drops of the sugar syrup into a small bowl of water it should not dissolve immediately.
Now turn the heat to low. Add the powdered cashews and stir continuously till there is no lumps and the mixture comes together and start to leave the pan.
Turn the heat off and remove the mixture into the plate which you have greased with ghee. Once the mixture is hot enough to handle, apply some ghee to your palm and start to kneed the mixture into smooth and lump free dough.
Now place the dough between the baking sheets and with a rolling pin gently roll the dough to ¼ inch thickens. Remove the baking sheet on top and allow the rolled dough to cool completely. Once cooled cut into diamond shapes. Ready to serve or store in an airtight container.