Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Kaju Katri or Katli - Cashew Diamonds !!

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Diamonds are girl's best friend ...absolutely right saying !! and I am no exempt...neither our Queen !! here we are talking about non-edible diamonds. now let's talk about edible diamonds ..yea, that's more like it :-)
Cashew Diamonds
So simple, pure and with a  delicate fragrance.  who would say that these guilt free little cuties which are worth to treasured as much as real diamonds are made out of only two main ingredients! Serve at any party and see them devour by your guests.These diamonds are can be given as a gift, pack them in a decorative box lined with waxed tissue paper with a note that these diamonds are best consumed within a week if they are even around that long !!



You will need:-
  • 1 cup cashew nuts - at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar ( you can use less )
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Edible cake decoration glitter ( optional )
  • Diamond shape cookie cutter
  • Grease proof paper
  • Rolling pin

Method:-
Grind the cashews in a dry coffee grinder into a fine powder.
In a wide non-stick pan mix water and sugar, heat it on a medium heat.
You will see small bubbles appear on the surface, stir gently and let it come to rolling boil. Lower the heat.
Add cashew powder and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
In 2-3 minutes you'll be able to see that cashew mixture is getting thicker.
To check the right consistency, take a very small pinch of the mixture in your hand and see if you are able to shape a little ball with your fingers. ( you should be able to mould it like play dough )
If it does remove pan straight away from the heat. If not cook further one minute or so.
After removing from the heat pour the mixture into an another clean wide plate.
Let it cool slightly, knead the dough for 3-4 minutes till become less grainy, glossy and smooth.
On the rolling board place a greaseproof paper and pour the mixture on it.
Now place another paper, sandwiching the mixture between two paper.
Roll out with a rolling pin into 1/4 inch thick sheet and cut diamond shape pieces with a cookie cutter.
Gather all the end pieces knead again and repeat the process.
Sprinkle edible glitter on the diamonds.
Let it cool completely and store in an airtight container.
It can stay fresh at room temperature up to 6-7days.



Tips:-
Grind cashews in one go till you see fine powder, then use a sieve to achieve an even finer powder.
If the mixture is still runny after being cooled then heat a little in the microwave to get the desired consistency.
If the mixture is overcooked and becomes dry or powdery add 1-2 tsp milk and knead the dough again.This will reduce the shelf life, but the taste will remain same.
Can use any shape of cookie cutter.



Enjoy !!!!!
Linking it to event celebrate-Diamnod Jubilee started by Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey and Shama's guest event celebrate-Come and Join in our street party brainchild of Jagruti...Also Archana's guest event KC - Go Nuts mother of Klayani.

12 comments:

  1. diamonds looks great..v tempting!

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  2. Looks yum & lovely :-) wanna grab it straight away ;-)
    PACHANTI

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  3. looks totally delicious. cute decor.

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  4. Awesome recipe which is completely new to me..I especially loved the way you presented it Jagruti.

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  5. Love that edible sparkling..Looks fabulous.

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  6. looks so perfect..yumm..everyone's favourite..

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  7. Looks really delicious and fit for the Queen.

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  8. Nice recipe, i too make the same way.. :)

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  9. Kaju katli's are my most fav...SO perfect. Great job

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  10. Perfectly done, Love the glitters.

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  11. I once made kaju katli and then I did not make them again. The result was not worth the effort. Then I chanced upon your recipe and i knew it would work. Your methodology is unique and it works. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I will share my pics with you soon :)

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  12. Hi Jagruti, Looks mouthwatering ......presentation is super....must try!!

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