Craving a luxurious taste of India? Look no further than Lynk's premium Kaju Katli, handcrafted with imported cashews and sulphurless sugar for an unforgettable experience. Each diamond-shaped bite bursts with authentic flavor, thanks to our commitment to using only the finest ingredients.
But what if you want to recreate this sweet indulgence at home? With just 3 simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you can unlock the secret to making Kaju Katli that rivals even the best mithai shops.
- 1 cup Premium Imported Cashews (finely ground to a powder)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons clarified butter (desi ghee)
- (Optional) A pinch of cardamom powder for extra flavor
Prepare the sugar syrup: In a heavy-bottomed pan, combine the sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and reaches a one-string consistency (when a drop stretched between your fingers forms a thin thread).
Incorporate the cashews: Reduce heat to low and gradually add the cashew powder, mixing well to avoid lumps. Continue cooking and stirring for 15-20 minutes, until the mixture thickens and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Flavor and texture: Add the ghee and cardamom powder (if using) and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the mixture becomes glossy and smooth.
Setting the stage: Grease a baking tray or plate with ghee. Pour the hot mixture onto the prepared tray and spread evenly using a spatula. Let it cool and set for at least 2 hours, or refrigerate for a faster set.
Diamond delight: Once set, cut the Kaju Katli into your desired shapes – traditionally diamonds, but squares or triangles work too!
Tips for perfection:
- Pulse your cashews: Don't grind them continuously, as this can release oils and affect the texture.
- Consistency is key: The one-string consistency in the sugar syrup is crucial. If it's too thick, the Kaju Katli will be hard. If it's too thin, it will be sticky.
- Patience is a virtue: Don't rush the cooking process. Slow and steady stirring ensures a smooth and evenly cooked mixture.
- Presentation matters: Garnish your Kaju Katli with edible silver leaf or chopped nuts for an extra touch of elegance.
Enjoy your homemade Kaju Katli! Remember, for the authentic taste without the hassle, you can always indulge in Lynk's Premium Kaju Katli, made with the same commitment to quality and flavor.