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For this Diwali I decided to make Kaju Katli at home.

1 kg. cashews soaked for a few hours in water
600 gms sugar
2 tbsp. ghee
1 tsp. cardamom powder

Drain and grind cashews to a fine paste using  as little water as possible.

In a thick non stick pan cook on low heat the paste and sugar.
Keep on stirring till the mixture starts leaving the sides and then add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.

Spread on a oiled worksurface and roll lightly with a rolling pin, to 1/8" thickness. Apply silver foil, cool and cut into diamond shaped katlis.

Next time I am going to try the same method with Almonds.

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Hi Sneha,
Thanks for the Kaju Katli, I am sure that there are many here who would like to replicate it.

Breaking away from tradition, try using 25% roasted Cashewnuts, I think you'll like the results.

If you follow this unsolicited advice, do let me know of the outcome.

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Dear CEO,
I had some slivered almonds which I dry roasted and added on top of the Kaju Katli before it set. The contrast looks much better than the plain white original and the almonds add a new dimension to the mithai. I must confess that I freak out on roasted almonds as in Chocolates.

Thanks for improving my Kaju Katli.

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Diwali will be coming up soon again, any ideas for making mithai at home?

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:( Perhaps this will help you decide. :(
[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/Mithai-list.jpg[/img]

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Oh Great!
Now you have confused me even more. :(

What is a Pantua, Malbo, Darbesh and Mihidana. I must confess I have never heard of these mithais.Or maybe I knaow them but you all call them by different names in Bangalore.   :(

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A selection of Mithais available in the shops here.

[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/mithai1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/mithai2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/mithai3.jpg[/img]

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Seeing these pictures maybe I should cancel my request to friends and relatives not to send mithais for Diwali.   :(
I've never seen a strawberry mithai before, looks great.   :P

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Okay I admit, I had to give away most of the 10 kgs [url="http://www.gourmetindia.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=18;t=181;st=130"]carrots[/url](5th image) which I got at @ Rs. 2 per kg.
I did however make 2 kgs into Gajar Halwa

2 kgs grated carrots cooked with 1 litre milk, sugar and freshly ground cardamom powder till milk is absorbed. I chucked in a kewra leaf also. Switch off the heat and add a dollop of ghee.
[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/gajar-halwa.jpg[/img]

Serve with roasted slivered almonds on top, this way they remain crisp and provide an interesting contrast to the mush of cooked carrots.
[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com/img/gajar-halva.jpg[/img]

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Suresh..I'm like Pavlov's dog......and your pictorial posts are my bell....I start salivating even before I scroll down to your posts!

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