Kaju Apple is the sweet dish which is made from cashews in the form of apples. The shape of apple gives it different look and feel and makes it attractive for kids and adults alike.
3/4 + 1 tbsp Cashew Powder
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
5-6 Saffron leaves
A few drops of Red Food Colouring
1 tsp Ghee to grease your hands before kneading
One Paint Brush.
Take a pan. Add sugar, water , Cardamom powder, Saffron leaves and cook it until it will become single String consistency. Keep stirring the mixture on and off and after about 5 minutes you will see bubbles. Slowly the sugar solution moves to a single string consistency.
To check if the sugar solution has reached the required consistency, take a little bit of syrup in the back of your Spatula and try stretching it between your index finger and thumb. If this forms a fine string, then the required consistency is reached. (This is a very important step ).
Then Add Cashew powder and stir on medium low gas . It would be a little sticky but sugar will start hardening rapidly. It should look like sticky soft dough.
Turn off the gas and stir continuously otherwise it might be burn.
Now Take the Cashew dough to the greased surface and knead it gently with greased palms for few seconds.
Take a small glass bowl and add a few drops of red food colour.
Now divide the dough into small equal parts and shape them in to balls.
Press slightly with the thumb on the head of each ball to give it a shape of small apple.
Paint all balls from red color with the help of brush.
Put one clove on each apple head.
Your Kaju Apple is ready .
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