Kaju Kathli, 250 gm
Kaju katli also known as kaju Katari or kaju barfi, is a Maharashtrian dessert similar to a barfi. Kaju meanscashew nut in Marathi. Barfi is often but not always, made by thickening milk with sugar and other ingredients (dry fruits and mild spices). Kesar kaju katli is a kaju barfi recipe that includes saffron. The kesar version of this sweet dish is considered to be more exotic and rich,.
The dish is prepared with cashew nuts soaked in water for a considerable period of time.which are then ground to a paste. Sugar solution is boiled down to a single thread syrup and is added to the ground cashews. Ghee, saffron and dried fruits may also be added. The paste is then spread and flattened in a shallow, flat-bottomed dish and cut into bite-sized diamond-shaped pieces. The pieces are usually decorated with edible silver foil. The finished sweet is usually white or yellow in color depending on the ingredients used for the paste and the proportions of each used. Katli is traditionally eaten during Diwali.
Kaju katli can also be prepared by replacing the sugar syrup with crystallised sugar and heating the entire dough instead of the sugar-water syrup.