Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kaju Katli (Cashew Fudge)

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I made this the other night when I was looking for something sweet to round off dinner. I followed Saffron Hut's recipe for quick and easy katlis. Though the original recipe was simple and easy enough to begin with, I simplified it even further by eliminating a few steps. The recipe calls for just 2 major ingredients- cashews and sugar- in addition to a little bit of water. I started making this right after dinner and it was ready in less than 10 minutes (cooling time not included).

(For 20-22 small pieces)
1 cup unsalted cashews, powdered
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water

Heat the water and sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan on low heat. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil.

Stir in the cashew powder. Mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat stirring constantly. When the mixture starts to bubble, thicken and pull away from the sides of the pan, it's done.

Line a baking tray with foil and grease well. Pour the mixture onto the tray. Cool for a bit (refrigeration for at least 2 hours is recommended so that it sets nicely) and then cut into squares or diamonds.

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7 Burps:

Ally said...

the fudge looks yummmmyy!


Even no,after dinner I felt like eating some sweet :) This is a killer :)

Madhu said...

Very healthy snack for sweet cravings,like the presentation..

Faith said...

Wow, I can't believe this only has three ingredients! It's so lovely and I bet it's delicious! I'll have to give this a try!

Nags said...

i can literally see the sugary and yummy crust! *drool*

Raaga said...

How did I miss this? These look lovely.

TBC said...

Nags, Raaga- thank you. :)

Faith- yes, only 3 ingredients! :)I love recipes that call for just a handful of ingredients yet produce fantastic results.
I hope it turns out well for you. I would recommend that you refer to the original recipe and the comments there so that you know what to expect before you get started on it.:)

Ally- and it really was! :)

Rak's kitchen- yes, this comes together in just 5 minutes and is perfect for those post dinner sweet cravings. On the other hand, that is not necessarily a good thing! ;-)

Madhu- I'm not sure about the healthy bit. :)
Nuts in moderation are a good thing but it is definitely important to excercise portion control here.

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