Nov 9, 2012

Kaju Roll /Cashew Roll

Homestyle Kaju Roll / Cashew Roll (without food color, all purpose flour (maida), silver / gold foil). A delicious sweet, made of cashew nut powder, sugar syrup and less ghee !!!

Makes: 20 - 24 kaju rolls


Please use same measuring cup to measure cashew nuts, sugar and water.

1 cup / 200 ml cashew nuts (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)

1 cup / 200 ml sugar

1 cup / 200 ml water

2 pinches cardamom powder (optional)

1 teaspoon ghee


Make a fine powder of cashew nuts in a mixer bowl. Mixer bowl should be  dry. No need to dry roast cashew nuts. Keep aside.

In a bowl, boil sugar and water for 12 minutes on a medium heat until well sugar dilutes / melts  in water and forms a syrup like consistency.  Do not make it 1 thread consistency.

Tip- Always add sugar syrup into powdered cashew nuts when making cashew nut burfi / katli.

In a wide bowl, transfer powdered cashew nuts. Pour ¾th quantity of sugar syrup in 3 batches (2 tablespoon at a time) and mix nicely with a thick tablespoon. Reserve  2 tablespoon sugar syrup. Now the cashew nut mixture is like a paste. Add remaining sugar syrup if required. If it is well combined ( both the cashew nut powder and syrup)  / thick paste like consistency  then no need to add remaining sugar syrup.

 Once the cashew nut mixture reaches at normal room temperature (after 10 minutes), it will become slightly thick in consistency. Finally mix with cardamom powder (optional).

 At  this stage, sprinkle little ghee on both the palms  and make  long cylindrical roll (first make soft dough)  of 15 – 18 cm and cut it into desired size or make round balls (pedas). Serve in butter paper.


Mythreyi said...

Looks simple and superb...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yummy rolls....
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