Saturday, 20 October 2018

Badam Gulkand Katli/Katri

Make your Diwali morning a little more awesome and delightful with these Badam Gulakand Katli/Katri - Almond and Rose Diamond Thins! The best part, these heavenly delicious sweet come together in a record 40 minutes with just 5 ingredients such as ground almond, Sugar and Rose Petal Jam. What's not to love about that? Check out the step by step pictures for the full detailed recipe.


These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.



Kaju (cashew) or Kesar Badam Katri/katli, is definitely a strong contender within the Indian sweets collection and gains much attraction once they are served. This sweet is mostly popular in giving as a gift, for various reasons first it, stays fresh for a longer period and look so attractive and expensive, well it is slightly on an expensive side as nuts are more expensive in compare of besan or other ingredients.

These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

Now that we are surrounded by Indian festivals such as Navratri and Diwali, I had to run my imagination on making something special and different as me and my family ( except daughter ) loves to indulge in Kaju or Badam katli, but this time I wanted some innovation and twist in this recipe, after all, I am a foodie and a food blogger ;) One day just an idea clicked in my mind that I want to make stuffed Katli, didn't think about using cashew or almonds, but the stuffing idea stuck in my mind. After a couple of trial and errors, finally, I had my stuffed Badam Gulkand Katli, how I imagined it.

These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

"These is what dreams are made of" this was the reward I got from hubby when he had his share of Badam Gulkand Katli. Preparing a sweet at home for friends and family is such a delightful and joyous experience. Badam Gulakand Katli, turned out exceptionally well for me, it was just perfect. Soft, sweet and nutty and so addictive. And the more you eat, the more you want!

These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.
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These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

HOMEMADE BADAM-KAJU KATLI


Many think that making a Kaju or Badam katli at home is a tedious job, a little if you're making first time. I am not going deny it but if you are really determined and work on it, it is so simple, easy and fuss-free recipe if you have perfectly ground nuts and well-made chasni ( sugar syrup).
Yes, you will need lump and oil-free fine cashew or almonds, also the sugar syrup has to be one thread consistency if little less or more your mixture won't set properly. Just keep in mind that this sweet method is almost like baking a cake or a cookie, you have to be precise in measurements of ingredients and method. Making it the first time? always work with the small quantity of ingredients.

CAN I USE READYMADE GROUND ALMONDS OR CASHEWS


Yes, of course, you can. If it is easily available in your area definitely use it. Little expensive but I tell you it is worth it as making powder at home is little time-consuming job.

HOW TO MAKE ONE THREAD (TAAR) CHASNI ( SUGAR SYRUP )


For 1 cup ground almond or cashew, you will need 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Place water and sugar in a pan and bring it to boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Now turn the heat on low and take a drop of sugar syrup between your index finger and thumb ( Be careful, the sugar syrup will be HOT ) Now open the index finger and thumb opposite to each other and see if there any threads forming? If not let the syrup cook another 2-3 minutes. Then again repeat the same procedure to check the thread, if you see one thread or string is starting to form, your chasni is almost coming to a one thread consistency. Cook the syrup one minute more and turn off the heat and once again check. You should have one thread chasni this time.

CAN I MAKE VEGAN BADAM KATLI


100 %,  you can prepare vegan badam or Kaju katli. Just replace the dairy products with vegan alternatives. Check out my vegan cashew katli recipe here.

CAN I MAKE FLAVOURED BADAM KATLI


You can make saffron or cardamom flavoured Katli, check out my vegan saffron badam katli recipe.

HOW TO MAKE BADAM GULKAND KATLI


First, keep all the ingredients and all the utensils near you on the worktop, as this recipe it quick but needs lots of attention. In a heavy bottom or non-stick pan add sugar, water and a small pinch of saffron threads. Bring it to boil on a medium heat and let it simmer for until the syrup reaches one thread consistency.  Meanwhile, from the one cup ground almond, remove 1 tbsp. almond powder and instead add 1 tbsp. milk powder ( Milk powder will make katli nice and soft and won't harden )


Add almond and milk powder mixture into the chasni, and quickly start mixing and keep stirring. make sure there isn't any lump forming. You'll be able to see the mixture getting thicker and coming together as one mass. Once the mixture leaves the pan turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool a little. Apply little ghee on your palms, then knead the dough for a good couple of minutes till dough become less grainy and smooth. Make two equal size balls and flatten them.



Lay a grease proof or Butter paper on the flat surface and place one flatten ball on it, mix ground pistachios into rose petal jam ( Gulkand ) and spread evenly. On top of the gulkand and pistachio layer arrange another badam ball. Gently press it with your hands and make sure both of them stick together. Place another greaseproof paper on top of it, sandwiching the mixture between two paper. Roll out with a rolling pin into 1/4 inch thick sheet, stick the silver foil and press gently and cut diamond shape pieces with cookie or pizza cutter.


These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

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Yield: 10-12 piecesPin it

Badam Gulkand Katli/Katri

Badam Gulkand katli is thin, smooth and melt in your mouth! In this recipe, Rose petal jam and crushed pistachios are stuffed or sandwich between two almond thins. A perfect sweet for any special day.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

*1 cup ground almond
*1/3 cup sugar
*1/4 cup water
*1 TBSP Milk powder ( Optional ) 
Small pinch of saffron ( Optional )
2 TBSP. Rose petal jam ( Gulakand )
2 Tbsp. coarse lightly roasted pistachio 

instructions

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 and check the sugar syrup consistency, it should be 1 thread or string.
Remove 1 tbsp ground almond and add 1 tbsp. milk powder and mix well.
 Add almond 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 a 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 another clean wide plate.
Let it cool little, apply little oil on your palms and knead the dough for 3-4 minutes till become less grainy, glossy and smooth.
Halve the mixture into two equal parts and make flat balls.
On the rolling board place a greaseproof paper and put the one flatten ball.
Spread the rose jam petal and pistachio mixture evenly on top of it, then put second flatten ball on the mixture.
Now gently press the balls with your fingers and spread a little to make sure the stuffing sticks both sides.
Now place another paper, sandwiching the mixture between two paper.
Roll out with a rolling pin into 1/4 inch thick sheet, stick the silver foil and press gently and cut diamond shape pieces with cookie or pizza cutter.
If you can't find silver foil, ( Varak ) you can sprinkle edible glitter on the diamonds or leave it plain. 
Let it cool completely and store in an airtight container.
It can stay fresh at room temperature up to 4-5 days. 



NOTES:

* 1 cup = 240ml 
*1/3 cup = 80ml
* 1/4 cup = 60 ml
Use 1 tbsp. milk instead of milk powder once you have added the ground alomond.
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This post is a part of #diwalidhamaka DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT facebook group, we have more Diwali recipes by other members below.






31 comments:

  1. Thats a brilliant idea to add gulkand inside as a layer than adding directly the kaju mix.. Lovely katlis there and beautiful festive set up as well. Who will say no to this incredible katlis.

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  2. These are so lovely. I am soon having a big gathering. I will love to add patter of this to the dessert table.I am sure it will be loved.

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    1. Thanks Seema, let me know if you try it.

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  3. One of the things I love about your blog Jagruti, is I learn so much!! These look so delicious and I would definitely eat a few of them at one sitting!

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    1. Elaine, thank you so much! Your words are really encouraging. Hahaha, I do the same these are moreish.

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  4. Wow, amazing clicks and the katli looks so exotic. An innovative way to use gulkand in a barfi.

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  5. The rose petal jam and pistachios sound delicious and these look like fun. I also agree that buying pre-ground nuts can be a huge timesaver! I would love to try these!

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    1. Thanks Jenni, I am sure you'll love these :)

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  6. Wow! These are absolutely beautiful. Are they keto friendly?

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    1. Hi Analida. thanks for your comment. As I wasn't sure about giving you proper answer about Keto recipe, I asked my friend who follows keto diet and this is the reply she has given, hope this helps :) " If she can replace the sugar with a natural sugar substitute like erythritol or swerve or truvia and also the milk powder with sugarless whey powder, then it can be keto without adding the jam..."

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  7. These look very beautiful and I'm sure would make a lovely gift for Diwali. Ground almonds, rose petal jam and pistachios sound delightful!

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  8. This looks like such a lovely treat! I love the combination of rose petal jam and pistachios! Sounds delicious!

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  9. Wow stuffed katli , sounds so amazing. I just love Gulkand flavour. .. Innovation at its best. Beautiful captures

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  10. Jagruti, I love kaju katli and gulkand both, so this is a double treat for me. Loved your detailed step by step recipe.

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  11. I love the Gulkand flavored desserts. This stuffed Katli is such a delicious way to add the soothing aromatic Rose flavors to the fudge. I am in love with your festive presentation aswell Jagruti!

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  12. Addition of gulkand as a stuffing in the katli is an wow factor here !!! Such a beautiful festive delight :)

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  13. Super delicious katli .. Lovely share for Diwali. I missed participating as I was out of town. My post was ready too.

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  14. Love the gulkand stuffing. So festive and perfect to share with friends and family this Diwali :)

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  15. These are so pretty! And I'm intrigued by rose petal jam, it sounds delicious.

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  16. Your photos and presentation are beautiful! These sound so lovely...what a beautiful treat to grace the holiday tablescape. Pinning for later :)

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  17. These look beautiful! I've never tried rose petal jam but these sound wonderful.

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  18. I've never had anything like this before but the flavors sound lovely and they really are gorgeous!

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  19. These look amazing! I've never seen anything like these but the ingredients are pretty simple! I'm going to give these a try!

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  20. I love that this has saffron in it! It adds so much flavor to any and everything!

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  21. This looks like it would make a lovely holiday hostess gift.

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  22. They do look pretty and so festive! I can see why people gift them. Love the diamond shapes and your pictures/presentation are just gorgeous!

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  23. Wow! These little desserts look fit for royalty! I am super impressed by how easy they are to actually make. I love trying new foods, and can't wait to test this recipe on my family. i'm sure they will think i bought them!

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  24. I'm such a fan of Indian desserts - these ones are new to me! They're so elegant! They'd be perfect for entertaining or as an impressive addition to a holiday cookie platter.

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  25. I’ve never tried this dessert before but it sounds amazing and looks beautiful! Wish I had one to go with my coffee today. I definitely want to try making this!

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