Bhai Dooj Special: This Year Make Kaju Pista Roll

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New Delhi: Kaju Pista Roll is an Indian sweet made with cashews and pistachios. These rolls have a layer of pistachio dough covered with a layer of smooth cashew dough. Rich and decadent!

INGREDIENTS

For Pistachios Dough:

  • ¾ cup pistachios / pista (powdered)
  • ¼ cup sugar (powdered)
  • 3 drops of green food colour (optional)
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 3 tbsp water (or as required to prepare dough)

For Kaju Dough:

  • 1 cup cashew (powdered)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/8 th tsp cardamom powder / elaichi powder
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • silver vark / saffron – optional

INSTRUCTIONS

Pistachios dough recipe:

  1. Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take pistachios powder and powdered sugar.
  2. Also, add green food colour and mix well.
  3. Now add water little by little and knead.
  4. Further, add milk powder and knead to a non-sticky dough.
  5. Sugar syrup recipe:
  6. Firstly, take sugar and water.
  7. Furthermore, stir the sugar syrup till it forms 1 string consistency.

Kaju Dough Recipe:

  1. Firstly, add cashew powder to the sugar syrup and give a good mix.
  2. Further, add cardamom powder add a tsp of ghee.
  3. Continue till the dough is formed leaving the pan.
  4. transfer the cashew dough onto the butter paper.
  5. Furthermore, grease your hand with little ghee and knead for 30 seconds.
  6. Finally, roll the dough lightly thick.

Kaju Pista Roll Recipe:

  1. Firstly, cut the rolled cashew dough in half.
  2. Further, take prepared pistachios dough and roll it into a long cylinder.
  3. Then slowly start to wrap the cashew sheet and roll enclosing the pistachio roll.
  4. Then slowly roll to make the Kaju Pista roll smooth and uniform cylinder.
  5. Finally cut the roll 2 inches long and serve.

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