Friday, November 1, 2013

NO Ghee Kesar Kaju Katli - In a Jiffy | A Very Happy Diwali To All

Know What You Eat: Kaju Katli is an exotic dessert of Indian Origin. This dish has a long shelf life and is prepared on all important festivals and family functions, its similar to kaju barfi and made from cashews, sugar, cardamom powder and ghee. Typically cut into rhombus | diamond shape and covered with edible silver foil, varakh. Boxes of Kalu Katris are exchanged on festive occasions as a token of love and appreciation. Festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi etc... are incomplete without preparing Kaju Katli. It is one of my favourite deserts and i can have one at any time. The one that I made is without ghee, prepared in a jiffy, and the easiest infallible recipe I have ever seen, made and tasted. Here's how I made.
~ * ~ A Very Happy Diwali to all my Friends and Readers ~ * ~
Kesar Kaju Katli

Recipe: No Ghee Kesar Kaju Katli
 
Ingredients


    1 C Cashewnuts | kaju made into fine powder
    1/2 C Non Fat Dry Milk powder, not for vegan version
    1/4 C Sugar , I added a little less as we love the taste of cashew more than sugar
    1 Tbsp Water, just enough to cover the sugar for sugar solution
    1/4 tsp. elaichi powder(cardamom)
    2 Pinches Kesar | Saffron strands
    Silver Foil or Chandi Varakh (optional)
    Just enough ghee to apply it on your palms and rolling board while rolling it.

Directions
  • Grind kaju to make fine powder. Sieve it if necessary. So with the sugar, grind into fine powder and sieve it if necessary.
  • In a non stick wok | kadhai, add sugar and just enough water to cover the sugar to make sugar solution. Put it on a high flame. Add Saffron strands at this time, stir it well and bring it to boil just enough for the bubbles to pop while making sure the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  • Switch off the gas and add milk + cashew powder as well as cardamon powder, stir it very well until a mass or dough is formed just like chapati dough, that s the consistency you want.
  • Take it out of the kadhai, and leave it untouched for a while until you feel its warm enough for you to handle.
  • Apply ghee on your palms so the dough do not stick and becomes easy to handle. 
  • Apply ghee on your rolling pin as well as on rolling board, or you can also use ziploc plastic bags on either side to roll it 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut diagonal | kite shaped, with a pizza cutter you may also decorate with chandi warak (silver foil)
  • Leave it for an hour, to dry it for a while, for you to easily remove pieces and store it in an air tight container. Enjoyyyyyy!!!

Kesar Kaju Katri

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33 comments:

Gayathri said...

When do you add the milk powder?

Sara said...

Looking tempting and perfect. Happy Diwali.

julie said...

Delicious n healthy version..looks yummy !!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Happy Diwali n this is too good..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking dessert

Neha said...

Lovely looking barfi....happy diwali to you too...

Kitchen Flavours said...

That's an perfect festive treat.....katli looks drool worthy....awesome color and presentation.....Happy Diwali to u and u r family dear...

Manju said...

that looks just brilliant! Happy Diwali to you too!

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for all the comments..

@Gayatri: You will have to add milk powder along with cashew powder, Direction sequence 3rd.

Cheers'
Muskaan

Hyma said...

wow...such an amazingly easy and simple way to make kaju katli...never knew it was this simple:-)! thx for sharing and a very happy diwali to you!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Kesar kaju katli is a lovely idea...yummy looking sweet!

Priya said...

Super rich looking kaju katli..lovely.

Archana said...
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Tina said...

My fav...Looks perfect and mouthwatering..

kothiyavunu.com said...

Perfect Kaju Katli..love it! Wish u & ur family the happy & prosperous Diwali :-)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Delicious and Healthy Kaju Katli recipe Dear.Luv it.Luks yum yum.Luv ur recipes here in ur space.Thanks for Ur sweet wishes.Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

divya said...

looks absolutely great dear..Happy Diwali to u n ur family :)

Poornima Nair said...

Looks incredible...lovely color!! Happy Diwali!!

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
Kaju katli looks perfect, yummy and tempting.

cookingvarieties said...

hi muskaan, many thanks for your visit. i do have some vegetarian recipes too like the one just before my current post
kaju katli looks like a healthy snack, never tried this before
happy diwali to you and family..
do come visit me again ya :)

Prathima Rao said...

Gorgeous katli!!! Happy diwali to u too!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Spice said...

Muskan, Happy Diwali to U & U'r family....Katli looks very tempting....it's one of my fav.

saffronstreaks said...

kaju katlis are perfect way to celebrate Diwali and this looks so delish..

Happy Diwali
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Rachana said...

Wishing you a very Happy Diwali :-)

Delicious kaju katli.

Prabhamani said...

Like to have one!!Perfect kaju katli :)

Now Serving said...

I made the exact same sweet sans silver :) blogging it next week :)

Looks delish dear
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Uma said...

looks so delicious. HAPPY DIWALI.

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Jay said...

healthy n yummmy version..love your diwali collections dear..;)
Tasty Appetite

Sobha Shyam said...

Belated Diwali wishes..yummy n lovely kaju katli..loved the healthy version..

chitraj.hegde said...

Hey Barfi looks fantastic......so tempting pictures..good sweet for festival.....Happy Diwali....

Kalyani said...
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Jayasri Ravi said...

Barfi looks fantastic, just like shop bought one, I don't get varak here, I too made this sweet, should try it with milk powder next time, looks gorgeous..., learn something new right ?

Nisha S. said...

WITHOUT ghee!!! That's the coolest part about this one!
But how long does it stay fresh since it's without ghee? And should it be refrigerated or kept outside?


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