Another Diwali inspired post called Kaju Katli sometimes called Kaju Burfi.
Kaju means cashews in the indian language.
The cashew nut is served as a snack or used in recipes, like other nuts, although it is actually a seed. The cashew apple is a fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liqueur.The shell of the cashew nut yields derivatives that can be used in many applications from lubricants to paints, and other parts of the tree have traditionally been used for snake-bites and other folk remedies. (Sited from WIKI)
Traditionally these are made as below without the chocolate chips but have an edible silver foil over the top.
These are sometimes a little tricky to get right – however I seemed to get a good result my first time.
They do make lovely presents for family.
1/2 Cup of Cashews
1/4 Cup of Sugar
3 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Ghee
Measure out a cup of raw cashews into a grinding mill
Chop and mill the cashews into fine crumb like mixture.
Heat a fry pan with ghee over low to medium heat until melted.
Add water and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves and becomes a syrup
Add the ground cashews into the syrup sugar mixture
Keep stirring until thickens and very wet dough like.
Grease the surface with some ghee, and tip the dough onto the surface to cool.
Once its cool enough to work with ( about 8-10 minutes), knead roughly not for too long as the oils of the cashews will surface.
Place the dough on some grease proof paper ( add a little extra ghee or oil if needed)
Place another sheet over the top and roll out.
Uncover and try to keep it fairly even.
Sprinkle on a few chocolate chips and they may start to melt, cover over with the paper again and give in a quick roll to embed in slightly.
Allow to cool completely.
Using a pizza cutter slice into diagonals
Enjoy these sweet cashew treats.
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