15 August 2019

Tiranga Kaju katli|Kaju barfi recipe|Tricolor cashewnut fudge ,an Independence day special


They say, "You are what you eat."

I say,"True ! So,eat something SWEET!."😉

My love for sweets is beyond words. One of the reason why I am so proud to be an Indian ,as we have varieties of sweets from state-to-state, place-to-place in India. Seriously, I always thank God for that !

I can eat sweets non-stop 😆😋.If there is any sweets competition ever (Hello YOU,do let me know!😎), I bet I will win it for sure.That's why I try my best not to buy any sweets from shop as much as possible.My parents, before my marriage and after marriage, my hubby would always advice me ,"Eat little by little everyday" but to no avail...shaala control hi nahi honda …🙊


I don't know...these sweets are soo tempting and really tests my patience and self-control. All my self-discipline would vanish after coming in contact with sweets .It's like I've been starving till then.I totally forget about calories and weight gain.

Yeah,I have a really crazy sweet tooth and if anyone else is happy with this edible insanity of mine, it should be my dentist.Yet I never learn .So,whenever I get that insane craving to eat something sweet,I make sweets myself .Aur nahi toh kya...huhhh….mujhey sweets khane se koi maa ka laal/laali nahi rok sakata/sakti….huhhh😈💃

My hubby would eat only a bit,rest are MINE 😎😍.However,my girl has got my sweet tooth I think,she is a growing contender...bachaooo


I also have a ritual of making some tricolor recipes for our India's independence day/Republic day every year.Last year being busy with my lil one,I missed it though.

Being away from my country and since I hardly get any feel of India's Independence day celebration here in true sense ,I celebrate it in my own little way.And what's a better way to celebrate such a sweet and special occasion without making something sweet I say ....(OMG,it is rhyming!..mein shayar toh nahi...)

So,in the past I've made these tricolor food recipes : Tricolor Popsicle ,Tricolor Puttu ,Tricolor Panna Cota ,Tricolor Custard ,Tricolor Barfi...

This year's independence day special is this tricolor cashewnut fudge/tiranga kaju barfi/kaju katli .

Usually,kaju katli or barfi is a single layer white colored sweet made with cashewnut and sugar.But ,here I have made it into three layers representing our Indian flag color ,as always....

Like they say,"Dane dane pe likha hai,khane walen ka naam "(Every grain bears the name of the one who gets to eat it !)...DUH...


It fills my heart with pride to make this India's Independence day special recipe dedicated to my motherland from saat samandar paar ....

By the way,there is one more reason to be happy,that is,I finally got a PLANT based food color .Earlier, whenever I used any food color in my recipes,I would hesitate and feel guilty to serve it to my family.But this plant based food color sounds good to me as of now made with red radish juice,spirulina,turmeric powder mainly ….

So,over to my this year's tricolor recipe ,this is how I make my melt-in-the-mouth kaju katli/kaju barfi tiranga style .....
                     Tiranga Kaju barfi/Kaju Katli recipe  
                                                 Cashewnuts,raw - 2 cups
                                                 Ghee - 1 Tbsp (for roasting) + 1 Tsp (for greasing hand)
                                                 Milk - 1 Tbsp
                                                 SUGAR SYRUP
                                                 Water - 1 cup
                                                 Sugar - 1 cup
                                                 Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp

                                                Plant based food color :
                                                  Green and Orange
Method to make this tricolor kaju katli barfi at home,please watch this quick video:

As you can see in the video, it is very easy to make kaju katli at home .Though,I just gave a new makeover to our simple diamond shaped kaju katli by putting layers,colors and other shapes .....aur kitna diamond khayenge hum 😜Abb bass mere desh ke rang me rang gaye ye barfi ,mere dil ki tarah...well,wo deshbhakthi bhi kya jismein kuch deewangi na ho 😊🙇…


Well,"An Indian can be out of India,but INDIA can never be out of an Indian." ..With all it's incredible beauty and shortcomings,I am proud to be an Indian.Really,thank God for that as well always! (Ofcourse there are many horrible incidents,that do challenge my pride,every country has ,it hurts,sometimes I feel helpless,in deep pain but still I wish,I dream ...of an India 
that will keep on building and renovating our core values,rich culture and humanity in all ...A safe,secular,democratic India in it's true form ...) ...Jai Hind !!

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ज़रा याद करो क़ुरबानी...

ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों
तुम खूब लगा लो नारा
ये शुभ दिन है हम सब का
लहरा लो तिरंगा प्यारा..........................

To my country,"Vande Matram!"