Indian festive and fasting month is about to start. So here is a simple cashew nut sweet delicacy prepared with four simple ingredients. Kaju Katli or Kaju ki burfi is a popular Indian festive sweet prepared with cashews and sugar syrup. Kaju in English means cashews and katli means “slice”- A slice of cashew fudge. Take a bite out of these creamy and soft kaju pieces and you will get a heavenly “melt in your mouth” taste. Whatever be the occasion Holi or Diwali – fasting days or festive occasion this sweet is a hands down winner.
Simple and straightforward recipe. Use cashews at room temperature. Cashew is a soft nut and will grind up nicely if kept at room temperature. Grind them using a coffee grinder as in a mixer you may still find solid chunks here and there.
Powdered cashews are later combined with a two-thread sugar syrup. Two thread means where two wires (thread or taar) of sugar syrup is formed in between your fingers and it’s consistency is pretty thick. This mixture is then cooked until the paste thickens and start to leave the side of the pan.
TIP – Feel free to add 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of milk if the mix feels too dry .
Transfer it to a clean bowl/plate and allow it to cool down completely. Gently grease your hands with ghee and knead the dough into a smooth dough ball. Roll it and using a pizza cutter/knife cut it into diamond- shaped pieces. All time favorite sweet (mithai) is ready to enjoy!! Do give it a try and prepare this sweet delicacy right in the comfort of your kitchen.