Cashew Burfi - Kaju Katli - Sweet Recipe

Cashew Burfi - Kaju Katli - Sweet Recipe

kaju burfi

Diwali - also called the festival of lights is celebrated across India, and in various parts of the world. It is primarily associated with the Hindu religion, although a diverse plethora of people join in the festivities. The celebrations could be traced back to mythological times, and marks the return of Ramchandra, the crowned prince of Ayodha back to his kingdom after spending fourteen years in exile. On the occasion of his return to the kingdom, the citizens lighted up oil lamps in their houses and hence the tradition.

Distribution of sweets among friends, family and neighbors is a common practice as per Indian traditions. Each occasion is marked by its typical preparation. Cashew or Kaju burfi or Kaju Katli is among the more popular savory that is available across the entire country. It comes in form of a soft cake, made entirely in a cashew base, delicately topped with silver foil for that exquisite appearance.

Read on ahead for the recipe.   

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 Ingredients Required

  • 1 tablespoon saffron
  • 250 ml low fat milk
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 grams cashew nuts
  • 0.5 cup granulatedsugar
  • 0.5 tablespoon ground green cardamom
  • 2 sheets silver foil

Procedure of Preparation

  • Fine grind the cashew in a blender.
  • Heat the milk and water over a medium flame in a shallow pan.
  • Bring the mix to a boil, add sugar and saffron to the boiling mix. Heat the mix over a low flame until a thick syrupy consistency is obtained.
  • Stir in ground cardamom to the mix.
  • Add the ground cashew nuts to the mix and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Spread on the cooked mix on a lightly greased baking tray. Knead the mixture for some time.
  • Spread out the mixture evenly again and garnish with silver foil on top. Let the mix sit for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into burfi shape and serve. Usher in the blessings of the festive season.

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