ABOUT NAVRATRI (NAVRATHRI)
Navratri is one of the most celebrated festivals of India. This Hindu festival lasts for nine days and each day has its own importance.
It is said that each day is dedicated to a particular goddess.
The festival is celebrated all over India in different ways, on this occasion some people fast while some feast.
This year this occasion will be celebrated from 10th October till 18th October.
This festival includes Pooja, food, dandiya, numerous dance forms and people all over the country is seen with a huge amount of energy.
Now as I mentioned above some fast and some feast, feast includes mithati (desert) and it is advised to prepare the food at home rather than buying it from the market because all natural ingredients are important and pure.
A soft tender mithai made from milk and cashewnuts, also known as Kaju Ki barfi.
There is a lot of confusion if we can consume this mithati in Navratri or not. But the good news is that you can enjoy this delicious Indian delicacy only if it is homemade with all natural ingredients.
This is a very simple and easy to make divine savory and today I’ll tell you how to make this at home very fast:
Here is a step by step description;
1 cup of raw cashews in grinder (room temperature)
Grind the kajus into a soft Kaju powder don’t over grind it otherwise oil will be released do the grinding in small intervals.
Next take ½ cup sugar and half cup of water in a non-stick pan
Keep it on the flame till the sugar gets dissolved completely no consistency is required
After this we will add the cashew powder in the water and sugar syrup stirring it continuously avoiding any lumps
Once the mixture starts coming together or it starts getting tight like dough it is time to remove it from the wok
MAKING KAJU KATLI
After the dough is cooled add some rose petals or saffron strands in it and kneed it gently with soft hands.
Next step is flattening the dough with rolling pin it is advised to roll it between butter paper so that it does not stick and the dough should not be completely flat it should be a little thick.
After this we will slice the flattened dough with knife in diamond or square shapes
Make sure the pieces are not thin and gently remove them with butter knife.
And voila!! A tasty soft delicious and mouthwatering desert is ready.
All the ingredients used are natural and can be consumed while fasting.
Do try this simple yet delicious sweet at home and let me know in the comments below.
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