Punjabi Kaju Katli

    3 hours

    Soaked cashews skillet cooked into a delicate, sugary paste. Cut into diamonds. Topped with silver foil, cardamom and/or saffron strands. A traditional delicacy, loved all over the country, especially from the mountains of North India to the plains of central India.


    Delhi, India
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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 cups cashew nuts
    • 10 tablespoons castor sugar
    • 1 teaspoon corn starch
    • 1 teaspoon ghee
    • A pinch cardamom powder
    • Saffron strands to taste
    • Silver foil optional

    Prep:2hr  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:15min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Immerse cashews in water for two hours. Drain and grind to a fine paste.
    2. Mix together sugar and cashew paste. Cook in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, stirring frequently, till the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Add ghee. Sprinkle cornstarch. Mix well.
    3. Put cooked paste on a greased surface. Quickly roll with a greased roller.
    4. Spread silver foil and cut into diamond shape 'barfi'. Garnish with powdered cardamom and/or saffron strands.

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