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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Kaju-Chocolate Katlis/Marbles



As the festival Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching nearby, I thought of preparing  Kaju Katlis or Burfis as a tribute to the Lord. Although traditionally this Burfi is diamond shaped  made out of Cashews and Sugar , I have changed it a little bit for double pleasure and rich taste . This dessert is super easy to make, I have added chocolate as an additional flavor to it. My innovative effort paid off. Now I'm always running out of stock. An believe me friends, my son liked it so much that after each and every meal he makes it a point to ask for Kaju-Chocolate pedas/katli till he realizes that all have been consumed by him and the family. So here is the simple recipe.


Ingredients:
1 cup Kaju, plain and keep in fridge for overnight
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Dark chocolate
1 tsp butter
3 Sheets of Varak(silver foil)


Method:
Grind the cashews into a fine powder in a blender. do not add water in the blender, tap the jar filled with cashews once in between, so that the powder do not stick to the blades. In a saucepan take water and sugar on low heat, boil till you get double thread string consistency. Remove from heat and start pouring cashew powder into the syrup, mix thoroughly and put it back on low flame again until it becomes a gooey texture.

                                                                       
 In the meantime in an another burner, take a double boiler and melt dark chocolate and 1 tsp butter. Make sure the bottom of the upper pan which has chocolate should not touch water of bottom utensil at any cost. Use a spoon to stir the chocolate until it is melted completely. Now mix this melted chocolate with the cashew mixture thoroughly. Knead well till it forms a smooth and shiny looking dough and the natural oil in the cashews will start letting oil out. Now pinch lemon size ball from the dough and make round shape. Arrange them in a plate and apply silver varak on top of each ball. Let these set for a while in fridge and then serve these melt in mouth kaju-chocolate katlis/balls to your family and friends.

                                                                                           
User Comments & Tips:

  • While adding cashew powder to the syrup stir continiously and do not let it unattended even for a minute.
  • After adding chocolate you can also give them into diamond shapes by pouring this mixture in a greased plate and press it to the desired thickness of the katlis. The above surface should be even and smooth. Let this cool a bit and apply silver varak/foil gently over top. After an hour cut the katlis into diamond shape.
  • These katlis remains good for atleast 3-4 weeks if stored in normal temperature.

                                                                                 
                                                                                          

65 comments:

  1. Look so yum ...nice idea and recipe .....tempting clicks

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  2. Very delicious and tempting combination.. looks perfect !
    Indian Cuisine

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  3. This looks too good...droolworthy pics...I can see d pain u took in taking these clicks..:)

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  4. Love the rocky textures. lovely combo and clicks.

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  5. they look so delicious..nice combo of cashews and chocolate..

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  6. Delish .... kool u have started preparing for the festivals well in advance :)

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  7. Dear Deepa
    Very nice one..I know I will not be able to make it..so will eat them virtually on Ganesh Puja
    Have a nice weekend
    Ushnish Kaku

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  8. Deepa these will remain good for 3-4 weeks if allowed to stay in the container. The look of these is enough to tell me that they will not be allowed to live the ripe old age of 3-4 weeks.
    bookmarked.

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  9. Nice katlis with chocolate twist. Luv it

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  10. this is totally awesome and droolworthy...gr8 combo..:)

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  11. Love how you presented your delicious katlis, I want one! Unfortunately, Kajus are quite expensive here :(

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  12. wonderful twist of adding choclate to kaju katli.very tempting

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  13. Wow would love to try this yummy recipe:-)
    Hats off to your creativity on presentation

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  14. nice presentation dear...looks delicious.

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  15. Kaju Chocolate katli looks yummy. I also loved the Soyabean Cutlets. am going to try them very soon

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  16. Omg those cuties are very tempting...I never tasted this Katli...yummy!!!

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  17. Wowww... Lovely and delicious recipe.. Looks gr8 !!

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  18. Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and I liked the addition of chocolate. Gorgeous presentation.

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  19. Wow that looks so scrumptious :) I can't wait to try it :)

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  20. Wow so cute recipe,it looks so tempting..lovely presentation.

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  21. Simple yummy and delicious looking balls with a perfect twist...

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  22. Looks very tempting.. love the clicks

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  23. Looks so perfect like a store bought one.. Good one dear..

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  24. Really tempting dear,yummy balls..

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  25. Awesome...they look like gulab jamuns.

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  26. This is too good!!! Deepa ur really a rockstar!!!

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  27. wow, that is a very very new recipe and sounds mouth watering :)

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  28. awesome sweet dear, they look cute and tempting..

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  29. nice recipe, looks wonderful and so tempting...feel like grabbing some from the screen..

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  30. These are totally to die for ! Rocking recipe n such a beautiful presentation dear!
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  31. I am having this recipe in to-do list for long time.Yours looks very tempting.
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  32. yumm yumm...two fav. things together..have to try this...nice clicks, deepa

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  33. soo sooo delicious!!! First tym here
    happy 2 follow u

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  34. I love kaju katli & its an even more delightful treat with chocolate!!! Awesome post Deepa!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  35. this is an amazing combo-chocolate & cashew nuts..looks so yum!!

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  36. Great presentation and looks fabulous!

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  37. wow deadly combo!!! And rocking presentation!! First time here. Gr8 space u have. Glad to follow u :-) Do visit my space whenever u get time :-)

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  38. What a delightful dessert! It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely weekend!

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  39. irresistable deepa...awesome try with rocking result..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  40. Looks absolutely divine! Oh, the creamy cashewnuts and the chocolate....heavenly, together! Oh yes, good that you reminded me of Ganesh Chaturthi!

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  41. loved that buddha face. kaju katli wth chocalate looks awesome

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  42. Girl, you're tempting me! This's simply mouthwatering!! I thought it's kala jamun until I read your post :) Great efforts dear.

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  43. Kaju Katils are famous, but adding chocolate to it is a very innovative idea... looks yummy!

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  44. OMG.. This is sinfully cute.. excellent idea dear.. definitely bookmarked.. !

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  45. Looks delicious.. they look so much like kala jamun.. delicious one :)

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  46. awesome yaar.. they look so cute and super yummy..presentation is really nice.. i was in search of silver leaf here to garnish sweets.. bt i couldn find :(

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  47. Nice presentation and looks so delicious.

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  48. Wonderful recipes and loved the presentation too.My daughter is not a fan of Kaju kathli but I am sure she wouldn't say no to this.

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  49. Mouthwatering burfis. Love to have a bite.

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  50. Looks very inviting and mouthwatering. Bookmarked this.

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  51. This looks so exotic and nice ...delicious!

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  52. Looks soo delicious!! perfect for my sweet tooth..wud love to try it:-)

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  53. wow...what a tempting and yummy sweet...!!....just typing about it makes me drool...yummmmm

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  54. Love the way u presented them...very yum combo...i think it is a treat for senses.....perfect for festival....i think i have missed some yum posts here...will catch the buzz soon....loved that b'day cake...mail me pics of the party........

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  55. Katli with chocolate looks so rich and cute Deepa. I am drooling:) Love all those snaps .... I posted a kaju katli today, but after seeing yours, I want to make this now:)

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