Dry Fruits Katri
“Happy Janmashtmi” to all foodies!!! Most people do fasting today, even I do but still I wonder at times, why??!!! I’m Vaishnav (a community believing in Thakorji – Krishna) n a pushti-margi seva of Thakorji is done on daily basis by my mum :) I’m missing those delicacies she prepares for Krishna today… Variety of sweets n savory items :) I many a times asked her why we are supposed to do fasting if it’s lala’s birthday today??!! But never got the answer…
I still believe we should celebrate this day the way we celebrate ours :) It’s going to be a vrat special dinner, but I’m going to make so many things for that… Halwa, Dahiwale Aloo, Rajgira Puri, Moraiya n still thinking to add more in the list :D
Coming back to the point… Kaju-Katri is an all-time favorite authentic Indian sweet, here is a mixed Kaju-Badam Katri for a change :) I made this for mandir-bhog on my sister-in-law’s baby shower day as she loves it like anything!!! Off you go with the recipe…
1/2 cup Cashewnuts
1/2 cup Almonds
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
4 tbsp Water
1 tsp Ghee
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
– Grind cashewnuts and almonds together to make a coarse powder. Make sure they are at room temp before grinding.
– Don’t try to make a fine powder as nuts will start releasing oil and it will become soggy.
– Take sugar and water in a nonstick vessel and heat them till sugar disolves. Make a 1-string consistency.
– Add milk n nuts powder and mix everything well. Keep stirring continuously to make a soft dough consistency.
– Transfer it to a greased (using ghee) plate and knead it for a while.
– Roll it to make approx 1/4 inch thickness. Cool it down to room temp.
– Cut them into diamond shape and it’s ready for mandir bhog :)
– Bringing nuts to room temp is an imp step so that they no more contain moisture while grinding.
– You can use the same recipe to make either kaju katri or badam katri by doubling the proportion of nuts.
– ‘Sone pe suhaga’ if you apply a silver varkh over it :)
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