Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Kaju Katli/Indian Cashew Fudge/ How to make Kaju Barfi/Kaaju Katli/ Navaratri Special/ Diwali Sweets

Kaju Katli/Indian Cashew Fudge/
How to make Kaju Barfi/Kaaju Katli/
Navaratri Special/
Diwali Sweets
Hi Friends,
Today I am here with a recipe which i wanted to try since long but never got courage to try my hands on it as it asks for sugar syrup (one of my biggest fears). This is my daughter's favorite sweet. I wanted to surprise her too. So after gathering courage and being ready for a failure i started and end up with a delicious and  smooth fudge. I was always afraid that how i will know the exact consistency as i have a phobia of making sugar syrup with thread consistency. I saw video of nishamadhulika and then got some confidence.
I cant tell how how much happy i was. I was on cloud nine and eagerly waiting for my daughter to come and taste and give me review. When she saw the sweet she did not asked me anything and ate 2-3 pieces and when i told here that i have made this she said-wooow mamma. it is delicious. I have no words to explain the feeling. So i am moving forward without making any further 

Kaaju- 1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1/4 cup

Other Essentials
Foil paper
Silver Leaves (optional)

take your ingredients

other essentials

take cashews in a grinder

make a find powder

for more assurance and batter results
you can sieve it if you feel some small particles are there

Now take sugar in a heavy bottom vessel 

add water and start heating

within few minutes it will become a sugar syrup of one thread consistency

now add grounded cashew powder

mix properly and keep stirring

and stirring

within few minutes it will start leaving sides

see this is the consistency

now take a small portion in a plate and cool it down and roll between the fingers, if you will be able to make a ball then its ready

grease a plate with ghee

take it out in the plate

keep stirring with spoon to cool it down

start kneading when its bearable hot

see how much oil is there

keep on kneading for few minutes

and it is done now

take a foil paper and grease it with ghee

place your dough ball on it

place another foil sheet on it 
& roll it with rolling pin

see its done

now here comes scale

place it on it and make a cut mark with knife 
(i have use pizza cutter here, very convenient )

marking done

Now start cutting from other side

all done

                 now carefully open a silver leaf 

carefully apply it on barfi

see how beautiful now its looking

arrange to serve

i kept some plain

made few with round, square shape and a roll too


  1.  If you like sweet with more sweeter side use 3/4 cup of sugar instead of 1/2 cup.
  2. If you wish you can leave silver leaf and keep it plain.
  3. You can use butter paper instead of foil paper while rolling it.
  4. You can make any shape like square round etc as per you wish. 
  5. It will remain fresh for few weeks if kept in airtight container in fridge.



Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Potato Patty/Kids Special Party Snacks

Potato Patty/Kids Special
Party Snacks
Hi Friends,
After a long time i tried something very tasty and crispy. After a long series of modak and ladoos now i am concentrating more on snacks as since long i haven't tried new recipes. Yesterday i bought a packet of Tortilla as this time i wanted to check the taste and texture or store bought one. I planned to make a wrap with it but did not wanted to make regular aloo tikki as filling. So tried this patty which came out yummy. 
These are very easy and tasty patties. You can make them time ahead for party or enjoy as on the go snack. Just coat them in cornflakes and store them in zip lock or airtight container. Whenever you want to enjoy them take them out and fry. In fridge you can keep them for 2-3 days and in freezer you can keep them for 2 weeks. Thaw them for some time and fry. So here is the recipe. I hope you will like it and try it at home and let me know the results. 


For Patty
Boiled Potato- 3 medium
Paneer/Cottage cheese- half cup crumbled
Corn Kernel- 2 tbsp
Onion- 3 small or 1 medium
Mint Leaves- 1 tbsp
Cornflour- 1 tbsp
Roasted cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala-2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp or as per your taste
Salt- as per your taste

For Coating
Cornflakes- 1 cup
All purpose flour/ Maida- 1/2 cup
Water - as need to make batter
Oil for frying 


First we will boil the corns
if using frozen just thaw them
Take 2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt in a pan 

when it will start boiling add corn kernels

it will be done within few minutes

drain them

chop onions

peel potatoes 
and you are done with basic preparations

Now take boiled potato in a bowl 

start mashing them with hands or use masher

all potatoes mashed

now crush paneer/cottage cheese same way

mix it roughly, no need to mash it altogether

add chopped onion

boiled corn kernels

roasted cumin seeds

all spices 

mix them well

here comes corn flour, mix it well

lastly throw in mint leaves and
 make a not so smooth dough 

for shaping patties grease your hands with oil

take a ball size portion 

You can make any shape 

all done

take ingredients for dipping and rolling

add water in all purpose flour/maida

make a smooth batter, 
thinner then pakoda/fritter batter 

take cornflakes in mixer or grinder

grind it

take out in a plate

both things are ready

Now take your patty 

dip in the flour batter

coat all sides and take out

now place it in grinded cornflakes and 
sprinkle & cover all sides 

do same with other patties and 
put in fridge for 15-30 minutes

now heat oil in a flat pan or you can use tawa

place your patties and cook on medium heat

turn and cook from other side too


hmmmm it was mouth watering 

bursting with flavors

I used these patties to make wrap and enjoyed with Mojito, 
both recipe coming soon

  1. All ingredients have their own role in this recipe. Still if you wish you can omit corn, onion as per your wish. 
  2. Adjust spices as per your wish. You can use use amchoor powder instead of chat masala.
  3. To increase the spiciness you can increase chilly powder or use chopped green chilly. 
  4. Instead of crushed cornflakes you can use breadcrumbs to coat the patties.