The Ever Pleasing Kaju (Cashew) Katli- Super Quick to Make, Divine to Eat!
And here I am all set to welcome 2011 with Kaju Barfi- something that everyone around me loves- Kaju Barfi! Mom taught it and it took not more than twenty minutes to prepare it- awesome! And my little baby loves it!
Cashew nuts (kaju) – 2 cups
Sugar – 1 Cup (Half the amount of Cashews)
Silver sheets for decoration
Take 2 Bowls Cashews and dry grind them- you can sieve them too (to avoid any big pieces). Don’t add any water while grinding- just dry grind them.
Spread a plastic sheet and apply slight ghee/oil over it- a thin film covering it. Keep aside.
Take One Bowl Sugar in a sauce pan and put equal amount of water in it- heat it to make sugar syrup (two thread consistency) Check for consistency upon boiling- this would roughly take 6-8 minutes. Lower the heat, add the cashew powder and stir continuously to avoid any lumps. Stir well for two minutes and immediately take it out on the plastic sheet.
Spread the cashew syrup mixture on the plastic sheet and since it is hot wrap it lightly with the plastic sheet and knead it like we knead the flour.
Now transfer this to a greased flat surface (we took and aluminum tray) spread it evenly with a rolling pin to about 1/8” inch of thickness. Let it cool and apply the silver foil. After half an hour, cut it diagonally in diamond shape pieces.
Eat on and Welcome the New Year with a smile! Here is wishing you all a very Happy New Year, Cheers!