Kaju Katli recipe
Kaju Katli is a rich and very popular sweet that you can gift for your friends and relatives during any festive occasion especially during Diwali.
500 gms cashewnuts (kaju), 400 gms sugar, 1 tbsp rose water, a pinch of saffron (kesar) strands, a little milk, silver foil.
How to make
Soak the cashewnuts in 1 litre of water for 2 to 4 hours. Drain and grind them into a paste in a grinder. Add the sugar and cook the mixture on a slow flame until of dough-like consistency.
Add the rose water if the mixture is too hard. Warm the saffron in a small vessel, add a little milk and rub until the saffron dissolves. Cool the dough mixture slightly and add the saffron mixture. Mix very well.
Spread the mixture evenly on a smooth surface. Spread the silver foil over it. Cut into diamond shaped pieces and serve.
Prep time: 15 min.
Cook time: 75 min. (including 60 mins for setting)
Makes 20 pieces.