Sunday, December 1, 2013

Kaju Kathili

One of the expensive sweets...but it can be easily made at home with just 2 ingredients
Also look out for Badam Kathili using Microwave
The same method can be applied to make Badam Kathili


Ingredients
Part 1
  • Cashews - 100 g
  • If you have refrigerated cashews microwave it for 40 seconds or slightly dry fry in a pan
  • Once it cools take it in a mixer and grind it a fine powder
  • Now transfer it to a cup
Part 2
  • Cashew Powder - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 -  3/4th cup
  • Water - 1/2 the measure of sugar
  • Ghee - 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Elachi / Cardamom powder - 1 pinch

Procedure
  • Take sugar in a wide pan and pour water on it.Stir it for 2 minutes and then switch on the flame
  • Let the sugar dissolve and the bubbles starts coming.Add little milk (about 2 tablespoons).The impurities will separate, filter it using a muslin cloth and pour the sugar syrup back to pan
  • Switch on the stove and carefully look for one string consistency.When it is reached slowly add powdered cashews while stirring it continuously

  • After sometime the mixture will emit bubbles and starts leaving the kadai slowly.Add ghee and pinch of elachi powder now
  • Keep stiring and after 5 minutes take a small pinch using a spoon and see whether you can roll it like a ball without sticking
  • If so then switch off the stove and keep stiring for 5 minutes
  • When the mixture becomes warm take it out and knead like chapathi dough
  • Now roll it out into a thin layer using a rolling pin
  • Cut it diamond shapes using a greased knife

Kaju Kathili is ready.Relish it with your family members