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Trirangi Katlis - Kaju Badam Pista Katlis -TriColor Cashew Almond

Ingredients
  Cashew nuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Almonds 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pistachio nuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
For the kaju-badam katli
  Cashew powder 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almond powder 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Kesar 1 Pinch, ground
  Yellow food colour 2 Drop
For the pistachio katli
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pistachio powder 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a dry blender, add the cashews, almonds and pistachio one at a time and blend separately into a powder.
2. Using a sieve, sift each flour in separate bowls until an even and fine consistency of powder is achieved.

MAKING
3. For the Kaju badam katli: In a pot over medium high, add water, sugar and bring it to a boil. Boil this mixture until it forms one thread consistency.
4. Once done, add and combine together the cashew and almond powder. Mix well and stirring continuously cook for about 8 minutes or until it reaches a thick consistency to make katlis.
5. Divide this mixture in two plates. In one plate of the kaju-badam mixture, stir in the kesar and the yellow food color. Mix well and set aside to let the mixtures dry completely.
6. For the pista katli: In another pot over medium high heat, add water, sugar and bring it to a boil. Boil this mixture until it forms one thread consistency.
7. Once done, add and combine the pista powder well. Cook this mixture for about 8 minutes or until it reaches a thick consistency to make katlis.
8. Once done, transfer the mixture into a plate and let it dry completely. After the mixture has dried, make the dough into a ball by using ghee and make sure there are no cracks. Then flatten them out.
9. Take 2 sheets of wax paper and place the 3 flattened out dough's one on top of the other, in any order in between the wax papers. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough's to form a quarter inch thick flat dough. Then take a sharp knife and make diagonal cuts or any other form of design for your katli.

SERVING
10. Serve the katlis garnished with finely chopped cashew or almond.
11. Or decorate the surface with an edible silver foil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
North Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Occasion: 
Diwali
Ingredient: 
Badam
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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