Sweet stories in the air for Diwali, and thought

to share my new try ,a healthy nutritious sweet

which no one will resist .

I have tried many sweet and savoury recipes

with beetroot .

Even in the making of Red Velvet cake ,I avoid

using color and use only beetroot extract.

Now coming to katli,I tried this before by just

grinding the beetroot to a paste,but I did not get

the expected result.

This time I made the beetroot paste,spread it on

a parchment paper and baked for 15 minutes ,

switched off the oven and allowed to cool in the

oven itself (I used only 1 beetroot so the timing

is enough).

This method , tasted very good . the raw taste of

beetroot was absent,and the color was good.

So now let me share this recipe with you all.


1 cup cashewnuts

1/2-3/4 cup sugar

1 beetroot ( follow instructions above)

A pinch of salt

1/4 tsp cardamons powder

2 – 3 tsp.ghee

1/4cup milk powder

1/8 cup water.METHOD

•Heat the sugar and water till 1 string

consistency .

•Add the finely ground cashewnuts,beetroot

puree,salt and mix on a low flame.

•Add the rest of the ingredients and mix till it

forms a like a ball of dough.

•Remove from fire and keep stirring with a

spatula .

•Transfer to a greased plate and slightly roll to

get a thin layer.

•Dab the silver vark on and cut into shapes you




This is the first time I made this recipe,and it turned out awesome.Within minutes the

tray looked empty.Fortunately I made it very thin to minimise the intake of calories..

I  added only  1.5 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder to the basic cashew katli recipe.

You can use unsweetened mawa/khova to substitute milk powder.

The secret to  katlis with good texture is to powder little by little after it is in the fridge

for some time,and then sifted before making.

The next tip is to knead well to a smooth dough whilst warm before rolling it out.

Now for the simple and easy recipe…


250 gm cashewnuts ( split is better)

1/4 cup milk powder

1 heaped tsp.cocoa powder

100 gm sugar( you can use palm candy powder too.)

2-3 tsp ghee

Silver vark ( optional)



Powder the cashew in 2-3 batches and sieve.Add powdered milk,when powdering the last coarse cashew powder,and set aside.

Make one string syrup with 1/4 cup water and sugar.Add cashew powder + milk powder+ cocoa powder and remove from fire immedietely. Add 1 tsp of ghee

After you remove from fire,keep stirring till the mixture is warm.( Do not try to knead while hot ).

Once it is warm knead well.Add the rest of the ghee if the mixture is difficult to knead .

Roll between polythene sheets .

Press the silver vark on the top.Allow to set for 15 minutes and cut into desired shapes.

Do try this easy recipe and send in your comments!