Sunday, 14 February 2016

Kaju Katli ~ Indian cashew nut sweet


Kaju Katli is a very popular Indian sweet that is eaten all over India. It is a fudge type sweet made from powdered cashewnuts cooked in a sugar syrup and then left to set. This year for valentine's rather than gifting the traditional chocolates, I made this delicious sweet for my other half. Although I cannot say it's a healthy treat since it has sugar in it but at least it does not contain lots of clarified ghee that most Indian sweets contain.


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Kaju Katli
A traditional delicious nutty Indian sweet.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 pinch Cardamom Powder (Optional)
Method:
1. In a pan dry roast the cashew nuts for 2-3 minutes on low heat but keep them moving and do not let them colour.2.Remove the cashew nuts from the pan and let them cool.Once cooled grind them to a fine powder I used my Froothie Optimum 9400, it made the job super quick.3. In a non stick pan add the water and sugar and bring to boil until sugar has melted. Simmer the sugar syrup until it reaches one thread consistency.(108 degrees C)4. Once the sugar syrup has reached one thread consistency, add the ground cashew nuts and the cardamom powder and keep stirring the mixture on low heat until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan and comes together into a soft ball.5. Remove the mixture from the pan and allow to cool until you can handle it. Knead it to a soft smooth dough and then roll it out between two sheets of parchment paper to 5mm thick. Once it has cooled cut the Kaju Katli into diamond shapes.(This is the traditional shape of the Kaju Katli) NB- I did not add cardamom powder to my mixture as I like my kaju katli to have a pure white look, cardamom powder tends to show small black specs)
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20 pieces



NB It is important to grind the cashewnuts to a fine powder, I used my Optimum 9400 which is a powerful blender that grinds, pulses, chops, grates, cooks and makes icecreams at a flick of a switch. You can read a review about my Froothie Optimum 9400 here.
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50 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely! I'm going to save this recipe to make next weekend!
    Dash Xx

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  2. This looks and sounds so delicious, and so different to traditional british sweeties!

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  3. These sound lovely, I am going to have to follow your blog as I would love to learn indian cooking x

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  4. The sound of these don't appeal to me but I'm sure my family members would love to eat and they seem so simple! I'll keep these in mind for their birthdays x

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  5. oh wow this looks and sounds totally amazing

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  6. This sounds delicious, something a little different for me and my household to try x

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  7. Oh your photo is absolutely beautiful.

    I used to walk past an Indian sweet shop on my way to school and was always fascinated by the stunning looking treats on display.

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  8. I've never heard of these before but they do sound really yummy x

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  9. These look and sound amazing! Great idea to give it as a Valentines present x

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  10. Ohh I've never tried this but it sounds interesting. Mich x

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  11. I have never even attempted Indian cooking but this recipe doesn't sound as difficult as I expected. I will have to give it a go.

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  12. Oooh that looks amazing! Lovely for a treat!

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  13. My daughter would love to make this with me but we would have to careful not to eat all the cashew nuts first!

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  14. This sounds tasty another Indian sweet to add to my to try list!

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  15. I love Cashew Nuts and this recipe looks great! Bonus for the Cardamom too! R

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  16. This is the most preferred sweet during festivals. I tried out badam katli for last Diwali.

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  17. I love some of the Indian sweets, not sure I've tried this. What a simple recipe, may have to give these a go.

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  18. Oh my, that looks and sounds amazing. Not heard of it before

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  19. It's look lovely, I love Indian sweets, much nicer than some UK ones. :) x

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  20. It looks fab. I'll save the recipe as I was looking for Indian recipes for desserts and this one is perfect. x

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  21. That looks really nice! It's not something I've had before but I'd love to try it!

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  22. Loving the look of these. Looks very delicious.

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  23. Oh will have to try this, not heard anything like it before and cushew nuts are my favourite nut

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  24. I have not heard of this before, but it sounds delicious.

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  25. Have never tried this before. Sounds really interesting. Love cashew nuts.

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  26. I have never heard of this but it sounds very interesting and definitely different from the usual chocolates. Your pictures look great!

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  27. I have never heard of this before, but I love cashews so much, so it sounds perfect for me.

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  28. This is totally intriguing! I can't wait to give it a try and I would like the cardamom in it too.

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  29. Yummy looking kaju kalti. My hubby loves it so much.

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  30. This looks amazing - I am definitely going to be trying it x

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  31. Oooh now this is definitely one for me, I would absolutely love this x

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  32. I love how simple this is. Sweetened up cashews with a fudgy texture sounds delightful to me!!

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  33. This looks very simple to make, I have never tried anything like this before.

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  34. Never heard of this before but sounds interesting!

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  35. I love cashew nuts so would love to try this

    ashleigh

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  36. You can see how vegan Cheesecake bases have been inspired by worldwide cuisine. I agree so much nicer without ghee too.

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  37. Looks yummy. I love cashew nuts. I used to make cream chees from cashew nut from Indonesia. I should try this from India for desserts :)

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  38. This looks so interesting and delicious, I love cashew nuts and cream. Cheesecakes are my favorite desserts!

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  39. Oh wow, I love the look of this and it sounds super yummy! I've never heard of it before so I've bookmarked to make sometime soon X

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  40. I have never tried these but they sound really interesting X

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

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  41. This sounds so nice, I'll definitely try and make this. I really like Cashew nuts.

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  42. This looks really interesting! I've never tried any Indian sweets, but I love cashews, so I might have to give this one a try

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  43. Not quite my cup of tea but I think some of my family would enjoy them

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  44. They do look beautiful - would love to taste.

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  45. Looks like a Greek or Turkish sweet, I guess the process is very similar although they use sesame seeds instead of the cashews.xx

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  46. I eat cashew nuts till they come out of my ears so this would be just up my street. I can remember friends from school bringing in Indian sweets and I always loved them. Looks beautiful too x

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  47. I am surprised as ot how I have missed out on your lovely blog in all my 11 years of food blogging. The variety of world cuisines at your blog is simple awesome. Great going, Nayan! :)

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  48. Oh how interesting, I love cashew nuts and this candy sounds very good indeed.

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  49. This is such a beautiful picture Nayna and the kaju katli sounds amazing. I love cashews.

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