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Kaju Pista Roll

Cashew and Pistachio Flavored sweet Indian delicacy. A must have on any Indian festival.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 ROLLS
Author Ruchi

Ingredients

FOR KAJU DOUGH

  • 1.5 cup Powdered Cashew
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Rose water or any essence
  • 1/3 cup Dry Mawa Powder

FOR PISTA DOUGH

Instructions

MAKING KAJU DOUGH

  • Assemble all the ingredients.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan combine, rose water, sugar and water as stated and set it to boil.
  • Boil till it becomes thick and forms a 1- thread sugar syrup.
  • To test if the consistency is right, CAREFULLY take some liquid in your hand, pinch your fingers and stretch.
  • If the liquid forms a single thread sugar syrup, then its ready.
  • Add powdered kaju to this mixture. It will become a liquidy paste. No worries, keep stirring.
  • Add milk-mawa-powder and mix.
  • Mix and the mixture will start to thicken up. Immediately take it off the flame .
  • Keep working on the mixture and it will look like a ball of smooth dough.
  • Transfer it onto a clean plate and start kneading the dough.
  • If the dough feels dry, add 1 - 2 teaspoon of ghee and keep kneading.
  • Knead until the dough start leaving its oil. You hands will become all greasy.
  • Form it into a ball, cover and let it sit.

MAKING PISTA DOUGH

  • Repeat the same procedure for Pista dough. Assemble all the ingredients.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan combine, rose water, sugar and water as stated and set it to boil.
  • Boil till it becomes thick and forms a 1- thread sugar syrup.
  • To test if the consistency is right, CAREFULLY take some liquid in your hand, pinch your fingers and stretch. If the liquid forms a single thread sugar syrup, then its ready.
  • Add powdered pista to this mixture. It will become a liquidy paste. No worries, keep stirring.
  • Add milk-mawa-powder and mix.
  • Mix and the mixture will start to thicken up. Immediately take it off the flame .
  • Transfer it onto a clean plate and start kneading the dough. If the dough feels dry, add 1 - 2 teaspoon of ghee and keep kneading.
  • Form it into a ball. Both the dough are ready to roll.

ASSEMBLING KAJU PISTA ROLL

  • Take two sheets of wax paper. Place one underneath the dough and one on top.
  • With a rolling pin. start rolling out the dough. You may have to apply pressure to roll out the dough.
  • Likewise, repeat the process with pista dough and roll it out.
  • Place pista dough over the kaju dough and cut out the uneven edges.
  • Using the same wax paper, start rolling the dough. Keep rolling and press firmly.
  • While rolling the sheet will come in between the rolls, keep pulling on that and roll.
  • Once you have rolled the full dough. Press the dough hard and make sure it has a firm shape.
  • Unwrap the dough. To give it a smooth finish, roll it like a rolling pin couple of times to even out the unfinished end part. As you can see in the picture, how the end part is visible.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into rolls.
  • The finished rolls will have spiral pattern.
  • As per one's taste, sprinkle some cardamom powder or saffron strands on top.
  • Enjoy!! Homemade Pista rolls are ready. Happy Onam and Raksha Bandhan to all of you!!