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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kaju Katli(Burfi)

2 cups Cashew nuts / Geru Beeja / Kaju
1.5 cups Milk powder
2 cups powdered Sugar
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
Pinch of Saffron

Microwave the cashew nuts for 1-2 mins and keep it aside for about 20 mins. Put this in a mixer and powder them as shown in the picture below. Put sugar in a mixer and make it into smooth powder. Put saffron, 2 tsp of warm water and keep it aside.

Put powdered sugar and milk powder in a heavy bottomed vessel and fry them in very low flame for about 15 mins. 

Add powdered cashew nuts, powdered cardamoms, saffron water and mix them well. Add little amount of water and kneed the dough until it oozes the oil. 

Spread this in a flat tray and flatten it using Chapathi roll as shown in the picture below.

Once it is cooled to room temperature, cut it into diamond shaped pieces as shown in the picture below.

Refrigerate for about 15 mins(if required), remove the pieces and store them in an airtight container.