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Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Gluten Free Coconut Shortbread Cookies [Video]


Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe with step by step video instructions. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are gluten-free biscuits made from coconut flour. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are made with just 4 ingredients and are vegetarian, eggless, and fit a Jain diet.

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Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I wonder where the coconut flour was hiding all this while!

I went through a phase of eating gluten free food for a few months and I must say I felt so much better. It is a lot of work though as gluten free is not a concept that is widely known in India. While a lot of South Indian food is traditionally gluten free, as it is mostly rice or millet based, restaurants tend to either add in flour as a way of improving texture or just to get instant results. So, it is very easy to mistakenly eat gluten when eating out. Hence, came the need to make everything at home from scratch. While daily food was easy to give up, I had a hard time with sweets, my sweet tooth and all. I missed my cookies and tea, especially as I watched Raj munch on them from afar.

So, I made my own cookies!! Gluten free Cookies!! I made Almond Flour Cookies and these amazing Coconut Flour Cookies. Unfortunately, they are amazing. Yes, unfortunately, coz it means that your family who doesn't care about gluten are now snacking away on your amazing fragrant cookies. I had to literally hide my cookies from them!

Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


Are you in love with Coconuts? I sure am. Born a coconut fan. So the best part of these cookies for me was the pure taste of coconut through and through.

The details...


The cookies follow a very simple recipe with just 4 ingredients. It is a mix, knead, chill, cut and bake.

A regular shortbread cookie has the easiest measurements, 1:1:1, that is, 1 cup flour, 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar. I almost followed the same. The only ingredient I was cautious about was the sugar. I added it on the go as per taste. And with this cookie dough, believe me, you will be tasting a lot **wink**.

So to start off, mix the coconut flour, butter, vanilla and half of the sugar. I added vanilla for added flavor, plus I love the wafting smell of vanilla while the cookie bakes. Since the coconut flour has no gluten, you will not get a kneadable dough. Just combine until everything comes together. Add more powdered sugar as you taste it and feel the need for more sweetness. You can also add milk to help the dough combine, but since there is no gluten, it will never hold like regular cookie dough.

Once the dough is completely combined, we will chill it in the fridge. If you are short for time, chill it in the freezer for 30 minutes. To chill the dough, place it in a plastic wrap and chill. You can also shape the dough like a log and later just slice the cookies and bake. That actually seemed easier, but I had already chilled it like a ball. If you chilled it like a ball, gently knead the dough and cut out cookies in the desired shape. Bake until golden on the edges.

The cookies tend to get slightly harder as they age, which is after about a week. But you can microwave them and warm them up or just dunk in hot milk/tea and enjoy. They still taste the same.


Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe | Gluten Free Coconut Shortbread Cookies Recipe


Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread CookiesCoconut Shortbread Cookies are gluten-free biscuits made from coconut flour. Coconut Shortbread Cookies are made with just 4 ingredients and are vegetarian, eggless, and fit a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     75 minutes
Cook time:     15 minutes
Total time:     1 Hour 30 Minutes
Yield:                Makes 20-25 cookies

Ingredients:


1 cup Coconut Flour
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 cup unsalted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp Milk (Optional)

Method:


1. Mix softened butter with coconut flour, vanilla and half the powdered sugar.
2. Mix until combined. Taste and add more sugar if required.
3. Add milk as needed to help the dough come together.
4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 45-60 minutes. If you are in a hurry, you can chill in the freezer for 20-30 minutes too.
5. You can either shape the cookie dough as a log before chilling or as a ball of dough.
6. After 60 minutes, unwrap the dough and knead it until about 6-8 mm thickness. Don't make it too thin. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter and lay on a baking tray in a single layer.
7. If you chilled the cookie dough as a log, you can slice the cookies and lay them on a baking tray.
8. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
9. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
10. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight box at room temperature.



Gluten-free Coconut Shortbread Cookies


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Pineapple Squash Recipe | How to make pineapple juice concentrate [Video]


Pineapple squash recipe with step by step photo and video instructions. Pineapple squash is a pineapple drink concentrate made from fresh fruit. Water is added to the concentrate to make an instant juice when desired. Pineapple squash is vegan, gluten-free and fits a Jain diet. It is served chilled. 

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Instant juice made from pineapple squash

Pineapple Squash + Cold Water + Ice cubes = Summer in a glass.

I'm not a big fan of the sweltering heat of Summer, but I love all the cold drinks that come with it. My ideal summer scene would have been sitting on a shack near the beach, sipping a chilled drink and eating french fries. An evening I had in my plans but had to get postponed due to everything happening in the world at the moment.

But no regrets, because now I get to sit in my unusually quiet balcony on my bean bag without a care in the world and sip on this instant pineapple juice while I listen to all the bird activity. With all the humans inside, the birds have returned. It is nice to hear them chirping or even cawing around. I went from hating a pineapple as a child to loving it as an adult. And I love having this pineapple squash at hand these days.

Instant juice made from pineapple squash

What is pineapple squash?

Pineapple Squash is a pineapple juice concentrate that you can mix with water or plain soda to instantly make a pineapple flavored drink. It also can be used in mocktails and cocktails.


The details...

Firstly, pick the ripest and sweetest pineapples, that are really fragrant. You will need less sugar if the fruit itself is very sweet. You can peel and cube the pineapple whenever you have time and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to prepare the squash.

Use a juicer or a blender to puree the pineapples. This puree needs to be strained to remove any fiber that is present. Use a fine-mesh strainer to get the smoothest puree that is free of any large bits or unwanted fiber. 

The sugar syrup is a simple one, 2 parts sugar to 1 part water. The amount of sugar required depends on how sweet you like your drink and how sweet is your fruit. The fruit I bought was not very sweet, more on the tard side, so I needed all the sugar I used. The sugar syrup is boiled until you get a one string consistency. Once you have that, add in the strained puree and simmer on low heat for 5-8 minutes. I realized that the longer I cook the squash, the more the pineapple loses its freshness, hence I cooked it much less. However, it does need cooking, so don't skip it, especially if making large batches.

Once the squash cools down, we add lime juice to help in preservation. Although I really didn't need it, considering the squash barely lasted a week, and that too because I had a decent stock of Lemon Ice Tea already in the fridge and some store bought soft drinks.

Store the pineapple squash in a clean sterile bottle in the fridge. I prefer a glass bottle, but you can use plastic too. I'd completely avoid metal bottles.

And when you are in a mood to have pineapple juice, mix the concentrate with plain or sparkling water, throw in some ice cubes and enjoy!!

Instant juice made from pineapple squash

Instant juice made from pineapple squash



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Pineapple Squash Recipe | How to make Pineapple Juice Concentrate


Instant juice made from pineapple squashPineapple squash is a pineapple drink concentrate made from fresh fruit. Water is added to the concentrate to make an instant juice when desired. Pineapple squash is vegan, gluten-free and fits a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Beverage
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     20 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     50 minutes
Yield:                500ml



Ingredients:


2 small Pineapples (600 gms), peeled and cubed
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
1 Tbsp Lime Juice

Method:


1. Add the peeled and cubed pineapple to a blender along with 0.25 cup of water and blend to a smooth puree.
2. Strain this puree using a fine mesh strainer and keep aside.
3. Heat the sugar and 0.5 cup water in a large sauce pan to make a simple sugar syrup. Simmer the sugar syrup until it has 1 string consistency.
4. Pour in the pureed pineapple and cook on low heat for 5-8 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
6. Add the lime juice and mix well.
7. Store in a clean glass or plastic bottle in the fridge.
8. To serve, fill 1/3rd of the glass with pineapple squash and add 2/3rd glass of cold water. Add ice cubes if desired.
9. Serve chilled.



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Steps to make Pineapple concentrate

Steps to make Pineapple concentrate

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Lemon Ice Tea Recipe [Video]


Lemon Ice Tea recipe with video instructions. Lemon Ice Tea is a popular Summer non-alcoholic drink made by flavoring cold tea with lime juice. It is served chilled. 

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Lemon Ice Tea

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Ice Tea? Lemon Ice Tea is pretty much the only drink I have outside. Sorry, no soft drinks for me. And I've been adventurous with my ice tea as well, I've tried the rose, the peach, even the hibiscus Ice Tea. But as a loyalist, I keep coming back to the Lemon Ice Tea.

And these are the best day to enjoy a tall glass of ice tea. I love dragging my bean bag to the balcony, bask in the Summer sun while I listen to retro songs and sip on my chilled ice tea. Clean air and no traffic noise are some of the few benefits of the lockdown that I am enjoying.

Lemon Ice Tea

Lemon Ice Tea


Lemon Ice Tea isn't necessarily a healthy drink, but it definitely healthier than the bottled drinks you are buying. The sole reason being the sugar content. You get to control the type and quantity of the sweetener when you make Ice Tea at home. While I have used plain white sugar, the not so healthy option, you can easily substitute it with honey, agave syrup or maple syrup.

You can also go all crazy on the flavorings. Don't let your imagination stop you at just lemon. I did just that. I added a few other things to my ice tea that I love. While it would have been more appropriate to call this the Lemon-Mint-Ginger Ice Tea, I stuck to the dominant flavor while naming it. But it does have ginger and mint. Two things I believe make it taste even fresher. Oh yes, the other benefit of making your own Ice Tea - Freshness! Other than the tea leaves, which are obviously dried, everything else you put in there is fresh, so the flavor is so much more pronounced. And if you grow mint on your window sill, like me, it couldn't get any fresher than this.

Lemon Ice Tea

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Lemon Ice Tea Recipe


Lemon Ice TeaLemon Ice Tea is a chilled beverage made by flavoring ice col tea with lemon juice.

Recipe Type:  Beverage
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     5 minutes
Cook time:     15 minutes
Total time:     20 minutes
Yield:                1 Litre


Ingredients:


1 litre Water
1-2 tsp Tea Powder
2-4 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Ginger, grated (Optional)
Handful of fresh Mint leaves
0.25 Lemon or Lime

Method:


1. Heat 1 litre of water until it reaches a rolling boil.
2. If using ginger, add it now and allow the water to boil for 2-3 minutes to infuse the ginger.
3. Add the tea powder and allow the water to boil for 3-4 minutes or until it has reached the desired strength. The tea should have the flavor of tea without tasting bitter, hence, the quantity of the powder is less.
4. Add in the sugar and mix well until combined. Add sugar as per taste. If replacing sugar with any natural sweetener like honey, agave or maple syrup, do not add it now.
5. Turn off the heat and add in the mint leaves, if using and allow to stand for 8-10 minutes.
6. Strain the tea. If using natural sweetener, add it now.
7. Allow the tea to reach room temperature and then add in the lemon or lime juice. Adding lemon juice when the tea is hot may turn in bitter, therefore, we are adding it once the tea has cooled.
8. Pour the tea in a bottle and chill for 8-12 hours or until cold.
9. Serve chilled, preferably, with ice cubes.



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Almond Flour Cookies Recipe | 4 Ingredient Gluten Free Almond Cookies [Video]


Gluten-Free Almond Cookies recipe with step by step video instructions. Gluten Free Almond cookies are crescent shaped eggless cookies made with almond flour, butter, and sugar. Crescent Almond Cookies are dusted with powdered sugar to make them super delicious treat!

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gluten free eggless almond flour cookies

Friday evening, a retro song, a hot cup of tea and these almond cookies (and of course Instagram!). A perfectly relaxing moment in my week.

That's exactly what I was doing until I started writing this post. It's a beautifully warm evening, not too hot not too cold, just like how Goldilocks likes it. My trusty laptop is playing melodious songs on YouTube, I have a nice cup of tea and these sugar-coated almond flour cookies, that I dunk into my tea amidst browsing Instagram for the latest trends (and also cute puppy videos). This is exactly how I found this recipe.

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


I was as usual browsing through Insta when this cookie caught my eye. Just 4 ingredients and virtually no work. Making them is as relaxing as eating them. I had to make them, especially, since I have been experimenting with going gluten-free. Off the shelf gluten-free cookies are super expensive and not that great either, I am yet to find a one I love. But this one was love at first lick. Yes, lick. Did I not mention that these cookies are rolled through powdered sugar? So yummy....

Almond flour, while extremely common in other countries, isn't yet so easily available in India. I found a lot of options at Food Hall in Bangalore. It is also available online on Amazon. But if none of those work out for you, you can make your own at home. I found this recipe on Minimalist Baker that seems simple enough - How to make Almond Flour.

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies


Once you have the almond flour, you are all set. Oh, yeah, you also need butter at room temperature. If you forgot to keep the butter out of the fridge (like me!), then the best way to use it is to grate the cold butter and use it in the recipe. So almond flour, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla, that is all you need. The original recipe that I remember skipped the vanilla, but I love the aroma of vanilla wafting through the house. Plus I like my cookies flavored with something.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until you have a dough that you can shape. If it feels loose, add a little milk or water or more butter. Everyone loves more butter. Shape it how you like it. The recipe I followed had them crescent shaped so I stuck to it. Once the cookies are shaped and baked, you have to do the most important step - the rolling in sugar. The rolling has to happen while the cookies are still hot or warm so that the sugar sticks to the cookie. So, either cool the cookies for 5 minutes on a wire rack and roll in the powdered sugar or if you have fireproof hands, just drop them in the sugar immediately from the baking tray and toss well until all the cookies are coated.

Enjoy it with your cup of tea or coffee or milk, whichever is your sin!

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies



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Gluten Free Almond Cookies Recipe

gluten free eggless almond flour cookies
Almond Flour Cookies are gluten-free cookies/biscuits made with just 4 ingredients - almond flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Easy to make almond cookies.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     45 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     65 minutes
Yield:                15-17


Ingredients:


1 cup Almond Flour
3 Tbsp unsalted Butter
0.25 cup powdered Sugar
0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for dusting

Method:


1. In a large bowl, take almond flour, 0.25 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and butter (at room temperature).
2. Mix well until combined.
3. Shape into crescents or any shape that suits you.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degree Celsius or until golden brown.
5. Cool on a wire rack.
6. While the cookies are still warm, roll the cookies in a bowl with powdered sugar to coat the cookies with it.
7. Store in an airtight box once completely cooled.



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Beetroot Halwa Recipe | Chukandar ka Halwa | How to make Beetroot halwa [Video]


Beetroot Halwa recipe with video instructions and step by step photos. Beetroot halwa is a rich Indian dessert made by slowly cooking grated beetroots in milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom and topped with a lot of dry fruits and nuts. Beetroot halwa is a gluten-free dessert.

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chukandar halwa, beetroot halwa with video recipe, beetroot dessert

Hello guys! Hiya! How have you been?

I'm still trying to catch up with the seasons. So bear with me. I had this recipe all planned for the cold winters when beets are at their best. But I barely got the time to get working on it. But, yeah, I made this Beetroot Halwa many times over the winter for special occasions and no occasions at all. And each time it was devoured so quickly that I was left staring at a pink-colored bowl to wash.

I cannot recollect where I first ate beetroot halwa, but just that it was in the dessert section of a buffet lunch. And it was love at first taste. I loved the color, that magenta, what's not to love. The richness just flowed through the entire halwa. And it wasn't too sweet. I cringe at sugary-sweet desserts, but this was mildly sweet and perfect. I knew I had found a new favorite dessert.

So around new years, I declared that I would get the dessert for our small get together at my sister's place. When I disclosed I would get Beetroot Halwa, I got so much resistance, that I ended up taking two desserts, just to be safe. And guess what, the one that got over was this Beetroot Halwa.

So this is a guaranteed dish that can convert haters to lovers. Certified by my family! If you remember, I've already spoken of Raj's dislike of cooked beetroots, but this Halwa, has him converted, at least when it comes to eating beetroots as a sweet.

chukandar halwa, beetroot halwa with video recipe, beetroot dessert


Beetroots are generally very earthy in taste and that carries itself into this Halwa but very delicately. The earthiness does not overpower but makes its presence felt gently. I simply loved that. The vegetable does not lose its best property just because it is cooked differently. It makes it stand apart from the halwas.

The best part of this halwa is that it requires very little sugar. Beetroots are generally pretty sweet by themselves, plus the milk cooking down releases its own sweetness. I was surprised that I needed only half a cup of sugar for 2 cups of beetroots.

The richness of the beetroot halwa comes from 3 ingredients - ghee, milk, and khova. Frying the beetroots in ghee make the halwa fragrant and also milds down that earthiness. The beetroots are slow-cooked in milk until they are soft. Khova is milk solids. Milk is slow-cooked until all the water evaporates and we are left with milk solids. Adding khova to any dessert makes gives it that rich taste and this halwa is no different.

Be generous and top the halwa with as many nuts as you want. I added almonds, cashews, and pistachios.

Like most halwas, Beetroot halwa can be served straight-from-the-kadhai hot, or at room temperature, or chilled. 


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Beetroot Halwa Recipe | How to make beet root halwa


chukandar halwa, beetroot halwa with video recipe, beetroot dessertBeetroot Halwa is a rich Indian dessert made by cooking grated beet roots in milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom and topped with a lot of dry fruits and nuts.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     60 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2-3



Ingredients:


2 cups grated Beetroots, tightly packed
2 cups Milk
0.5 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Khova
1 tsp Cardamom Powder
3-4 Tbsp chopped Nuts (almonds, pista, cashew nuts)

Method:


1. Wash and peel the beetroots and grate them until you have 2 tightly packed cups of beetroot.
2. Heat ghee in a kadhai and add the grated beetroots. Saute on low heat for 8-10 minutes until the raw smell of the beetroots is replaced by the fragrance of ghee.
3. Add in the milk and mix well. The milk should cover the beetroots. Cook on low heat until all the milk is absorbed. Stir occasionally if using a nonstick kadhai and scrape the milk solids from the side. If using a regular kadhai, stir frequently.
4. Add the khova and mix well.
5. Add the sugar and mix well. Cook on low heat until the sugar is absorbed. Stir occasionally.
6. Add the cardamom powder and mix until combined.
7. Top with chopped nuts.
8. Serve immediately or allow to cool. Beetroot halwa can be served hot or cold.









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Kaju Katli Recipe | How to make Kaju Katli | Vegan Cashew Fudge Recipe [Video]


Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a diamond shaped soft fudge made from cashew nuts. It is a popular Indian sweet. Perfect to gift family and friends.

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Deepavali is here!!

Deepavali or Diwali always brings with it the air of festivity. Deepas or lamps everywhere, akash kandils in the balconies, colorful rangolis near the threshold, brand new clothes and delicious sweets and savories. With such fervor in the air, it is hard not to celebrate.

The best part of Diwali for me has always been the sweets and savories. People painstakingly spend hours making an array of snacks to fill up boxes and on the day of diwali these are distributed between friends and family. While I always saw my mom do this when we were kids, I had never done so, until last year.

Last year for deepavali, I went to my childhood home and did just that. I made crispy Chakli and this delicious Kaju Katli. Kaju Katli is a sweet that everyone loves. It is generally mildly sweet and has a delicate flavor of cashew nuts. Kaju Katli is gluten free and can be vegan too. The version I make is always vegan, but some recipes I know call for the addition of milk or milk powder.

While the recipe looks simple, it really isn't. So don't fret if it doesn't work out for you the very first time you try. The first time I made it, the sugar syrup was not the right consistency and we ended up eating kaju halwa for a few days. That was delicious too.

kaju barfi recipe, Indian cashew fudge

What is Kaju Katli


Kaju Katli is cashew nut fudge, in simple words. It is a very popular Indian sweet that is sold worldwide and it can made from just three ingredients - Cashew nuts, Sugar and water. Some recipes call for milk, milk powder or condensed milk, but if you want a vegan recipe, you are in the right place.

Kaju Katli is a sweet that is commonly distributed for all celebrations from birthdays to promotions to festivals. Also, since it is a dry sweet that has a greater shelf life than most milk based sweets, it also makes for a good gifting option.

Kaju Barfi is a sweet similar to Kaju Katli but is made slightly differently and uses milk and milk solids. The names are used synonymously several times, so don't get confused. Kaju katli is usually thin - somewhere about 3-5mm in thickness while a kaju barfi is thicker.

kaju barfi recipe, Indian cashew fudge


Tips for making the best Kaju Katlis:


Some important notes and learnings from my mistakes, just to help you a little:

  1. Use everything at room temperature. Refrigerated cashew nuts will mess up the recipe, so keep them out overnight if you store cashew nuts in the fridge. 
  2. Pulse the grinder to powder the cashew nuts. Grinding them for too long will lead to cashew nuts leaving their oil and making them unusable.
  3. Sieve if you want to, or just skip it. Small bits of cashews just give the kaju katli a rustic feel and they are really not very noticeable in the end product.
  4. If you have some large chunks of cashew nuts that just won't grind fine enough, add as little water as possible and blend them to a puree.
  5. You need the sugar syrup at the right consistency. Use the water bowl trick mentioned in the video and the recipe to check for the right consistency.
  6. If the sugar syrup has gone beyond the required consistency and the dough looks brittle and forms hard lumps after removing from heat, allow it to cool a little, and then pulse it in the mixer until all lumps are broken and you get a fine powder. Knead this powder along with milk or water to get a smooth dough.
  7. You have to knead the dough while it is still hot. Use gloves if required.
  8. Do not knead the dough too much, it will release its oil and while it is still edible, the kaju katli will not have the same mouthfeel as the store bought ones.

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Kaju Barfi Recipe | How to make Kaju Katli

kaju barfi recipe, Indian cashew fudge

Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a diamond shaped soft fudge made from cashew nuts. It is a popular Indian sweet. It can be made vegan.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     55 minutes
Yield:                12-15

Ingredients:


1 cup Cashew nuts
0.5 cup Sugar
0.25 cup Water
Oil or Ghee for greasing

Method:


1. Powder the cashew nuts until fine. Use cashew nuts at room temperature, cashew nuts used directly from the fridge will not give you a fine powder.
2. If the cashews are not finely powdered, you can use a sieve and remove the big unground pieces. Use a medium sized sieve. Sieve and keep aside.
3. To make the sugar syrup, in a pan (preferably nonstick), add the sugar and water and cook on medium heat. The sugar syrup needs to reach one string consistency.
4. To check if the consistency of the sugar syrup, add a small drop of the syrup into a bowl of water. If the syrup dissolves in the water, then the syrup needs more cooking. If the syrup doesn't dissolve but forms a flexible string, then it is ready.
5. Add in the ground cashew nuts and mix until combined.
6. Continue to cook on low heat until the cashew dough becomes one mass.
7. Remove from heat and move the dough to a large plate. Allow it to cool for 2-3 minutes.
8. While the cashew dough is still hot, gently knead it for 2-3 minutes until it is smooth. Do not over-knead, else the cashew will leave its oil.
9. Grease the back of a plate and place the dough on it. Roll it out until the dough is around 5mm thick.
10. Cut the kaju katli into diamond shaped pieces. Allow to cool completely.
11. Using a butter knife, gently remove the kaju katli from the plate and store it in a cool place.
12. Serve Kaju Katli at room temperature.



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