‘Kaju Katli’ also known as ‘Kaju katari’ is a famous Maharashtrian dessert. Nowadays every corner of India you will get this delicious dessert. We in Karnataka call it as ‘Kaju Barfi’ though ‘Kaju’ is not a Kannada word 😉 This can be prepared with just 3 ingredients in no time.
- Cashews 1 cup
- Sugar 1/4 cup
- Ghee 2 tbsps
- Dry grind the cashews in a mixer grinder at a quick stretch to get a powdery texture and keep aside
- Now, take a pan, put the sugar into it and add water just to cover the sugar in the pan(about 200 ml)
- Heat the sugar along with water and let it boil until you get a thick sugar syrup i.e., when you take a little syrup using your thumb and index finger, and when you open your fingers, you should get a sticky single line
- Now, lower the flame and add the powdered cashews in it and nicely mix it until no lumps are seen.
- Keep stirring until the mixture starts leaving the sides.
- Now add 1 tbsp of ghee and give it a on last stir and switch of the flame
- Let the mixture cool down(not completely, wait until it is just warm)
- When it is warm enough so that you can touch it without hurting yourselves, add 1 tbsp of ghee and knead it gently using your hands for about 2 mins It will look like chapathi dough
- Now, the mixture is ready to be shaped. I shaped it like a normal peda by making small round balls and pressing it against my palm but you can shape it the way you wish( to give it diamond shape, you need to roll it using a rolling pin and cut it diagonally using a sharp roller knife)
- Believe me, they turned out super delicious just like the store bought! No on can eat just one 😛