Kaju Burfi (Rakshabandhan Special)
I know you must be missing me, waiting to learn our simple Indian recipes “easily”. So, I’m back now. Your complain is over.
Today, on this very special occasion of this very pious and sacred Indian festival, RAKSHABANDHAN, I’ll share with you the recipe of one very famous sweet which is the favourite of many Indians and everyone who’s tasted it ever… and that is KAJU BURFI!! Yes! The sweet made of Kaju(Chashew nut).
As we all know, India is a land of festivals. It has a blessing of being abundant in terms of several kinds of customs and traditions which give way to several more festivals. All thanks to this beautiful diversity of India!! 🙂
Rakshabandhan is an amalgamation of two words… Raksha meaning “Protection” and Bandhan meaning “Bond“. This day all the sisters tie a special and sacred thread called Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers as a bond of protection, praying for his safety and goodwill. The brother also promises his sister to protect her always. This festival is symbolic of the sacred bond of love between brother and sister.
It is celebrated on the day of full moon in the month of Shravan according to Hindu calendar. It is also called “Kajri Poornima“.
Nutritional Values of Kaju(Cashew)
- Cashew nuts have amazing health benefits. It is beneficial for all age groups.
- It has amino acids, proteins, unsaturated fat which nourishes whole body systems well.
- It also helps in fighting with Cancer and any type of tumor cells growth.
- Keeps blood pressure in control.
- Good for glowing hair and healthy skin.
- Cashew Nuts : 2 Cups
- Sugar : 1 Cup
- Milk Powder : 4 Tablespoons
- Water : 1/2 Cup
- Grind the Kaju(Cashew) finely in a grinder and keep it aside.
- In a pan, take 1/2 cup water and add 1 cup sugar to it and let it cook on low heat until it attains one thread consistency of sugar syrup.
- Turn off the flame and add grounded Cashew nuts powder and 4 tablespoons of Milk powder to the hot sugar syrup and mix it well.
- Stir the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes in the pan so that it gets blended nicely and looks like a dough.
- Let this dough cool down a little.
- Roll the dough on a flat board, until it flattens to 6-7 millimeters of thickness.
- Cut them into square or diamond shaped and enjoy homemade, healthy and yummy Kaju Burfi!!
HAPPY WORDS 🙂
Der Aaye Durust Aaye! (Hindi)
Better Late Than Never!! (English)
I hope you will definitely try this yummy, mouth watering sweet which is very easy made too. Do try it and let me know how it turned out. All the comments and queries are welcomed in the comments section. I’ll be back sooner this time with another beautiful recipe of India! Stay Happy! Stay Well!! 🙂