|Almond flour (Almond meal)||2 Cups.|
|Milk Powder||1/4th Cup.|
|Saffron strands||½ Tsp.|
- To a mixing bowl add the almond meal and milk powder. Mix well until they are well combined.
- To a sauce pan or a deep pan add water and sugar and let it dissolve.
- Add the saffron strands when it starts to boil and mix well.
- Turn off the flame when you start to see big bubbles in the sugar syrup.
- Do a drop test to confirm if the sugar syrup is ready. To a cup of room temperature water add few drops of the sugar syrup, the syrup is ready when it starts to settle down in the bottom and does not dissolve.
- Turn off the flame once the sugar syrup is ready and add the almond and milk powder mixture.
- Mix well and spread it evenly throughout the pan and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Take a thick plastic sheet or a baking sheet and brush few drops of ghee.
- Add the prepared dough and knead it with the help of the baking sheet without your hands touching it.
- Knead for about 2 minutes or until the dough is soft and smooth.
- Layer another baking sheet and roll it thin as a traditional kaju katli.
- And cut them to desired size and shape. Preferably cut them to Diamonds.
Tips & Variation:
- To make almond flour at home, soak the almonds in warm water for about an hour, peel the skin and dry them using a kitchen towel. Once they are completely dry grind them to smooth flour. Do not over blend them as you might end up having almond butter instead.
- Replace Almond flour with Cashew meal to make kaju katli.
- Adding Saffron enhances flavour and colour to the dessert. You can replace the same with a Teaspoon of powdered cardamom.