Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a most sought after Indian sweet . We used to gift this sweet often to spread joy of festive or any special occasion .This can be made from home itself using basic kitchen ingredients.
1 cup cashew nuts
½ cup sugar
¼ cup cardamom powder
¼ cup water Ghee for greasing
Roast cashew nuts on a heavy bottom pan till they turn crunchy. Set aside to cool completely
Powder it in a mixer to as fine as possible, do not over run the blender, else the powder will turn oily and lumpy
Break up the lumps if any in and set aside then add sugar, cardamom powder and rose water to a non-stick pan and begin to heat
When the sugar melts completely and begins to boil , add the powder. Lower the heat
Take away the pan from the stove, set it aside and mix well to blend the sugar syrup and powder. The mixture must be smooth.
Put back the pan to the stove and cook until the mixture becomes thick.
Transfer it immediately to a plate and let the temperature come down to warm
Grease your palms and knead it to a smooth crack free dough. If your mixture tends to stick a lot, it means it is still underdone to set the burfi, so add little milk powder and knead. if your mixture looks dry, sprinkle some boiled and cooled milk and knead.
Keep the ball on a greased aluminum foil or a butter paper and cover it • with the help of a rolling pin, roll it evenly and cut to desired shapes.
Cool completely and store in an airtight jar, if you have used milk while kneading refrigerate and use.