Kaju Katli, or cashew fudge, is one of many famous Indian sweets. Most of the festivals in India are not complete without sweets. Kaju Katli is one of those sweets that is loved by everyone and found in every house hold during holidays. I always find my self buying this sweets from the store, because its everyones favorite in the house. I never thought of making it at home thinking it maybe very difficult and lengthy process, however after an attempt I realize this is very easy. This recipe can be easily made under 20 minutes with simple three ingredients. Kaju Katli is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. I am sure your guest will adore you for these delicious sweets.
[Per piece Calories 100, Fat 10g, Carbs 20g, Fiber 1g, Protein 5g]
2 cups of unsalted cashews
¾ cups of white sugar
½ cup of water + 1 tbsp of water
2 tbsp of ghee for kneading
Edible silver leaves for garnishing (optional)
Grind all the cashews to a fine powder. Make sure to avoid over grinding, as it will turn oily and clumpy. Set it aside. Heat a pan over medium heat. Add water and sugar. Boil the mixture until sugar is completely dissolved. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, let the mixture boil for 2-3 minutes. Add the cashew powder to the syrup. On low heat, keep mixing the cashew powder thoroughly in the syrup thoroughly while breaking all the clumps. Keep stirring until the dough is thick and comes together. It should be soft and should not stick on the sides of the pan. This whole process takes around 10 minutes.
Transfer the dough onto the counter or to a flat plate/pan. Apply ghee in your hands and knead the dough while its warm for 2-3 minute. This whole process has to be done quickly before the dough becomes cool, as it gets tougher. Add 1 tbsp of water if dough is getting harder or looking dry. Quickly transfer the warm kneaded dough between parchment paper and roll it with your rolling pin. Apply edible silver leaves all over the rolled dough (dough) and cut into diamond shapes using sharp knife or a pizza cutter. You can store kaju katli in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 15 days.