One of the most popular craved for sweet every Diwali is surely the yummy Kaju katli…It is amazing what a simple recipe can create such an amazing sweet which everyone loves .
ironically this is the most simplest to prepare as the steps are not complicated if few points are followed carefully.
the beauty of the recipe is that if you remove the hot mixture a little too early , it turns out too soft , which can be corrected by heatin g again to get a more thicker pour able mixture, which when cooled will give the desired soft kaju katli pieces.
on the other hand if you keep tha mixture on heat a little more, say a few seconds more and then pour on a greased plate, it will quickly firm up but not to worry as you wil get more firmer, almost barfi like pieces.
it is anyway yummy infact I prefer the firmer kaju katli, so i remove it a little thicker than usually done so when i spread it on a greased plate and try to flatten it with a greased rolling pin , it firms up very fast on cooling and some cracks also appear on top, but the pieces are more drier and non sticky which is how i prefer the kaju katlis.
you can use the silver varak if you wish on top to decorate,I do not use the silver foil .
A pinch of cardamom powder may be added , but i havent added any .
I dont think there is any recipe for any sweet that is so simple , few ingredients and yet gives a most awesome taste that one just cannot stop with two or three pieces.
rose water is also added to mixture if you wish to give a faint rose aroma .
all these are optional .
here is a quick video recipe