Janmashtami is all about celebrations and yummy sweets! Janmashtami bhog is all about different kinds of barfis. If you ask us, kaju katli has always been our favourite barfi no matter what the festival or occasion is. If you also love kaju katli, try this makhna katli, which is equally delicious but will add some variety to your regular sweets fare. Makhana (or fox nuts) is pegged as one of the healthiest foods, which is low-fat, rich in calcium and iron; provides us with loads of energy and may also aid digestion. These are just few of the reasons why health experts suggest adding makhana to our healthy and weight loss diet.
Makhana katli or makhana pak recipe needs just two ingredients - makhana and coconut; no mawa, condensed milk, khoya or milk powder needed. You can rustle up this mithai in just 10 minutes, which is super delicious despite using only one tbsp of ghee.
We found this amazing Janmashtami sweet recipe video on YouTube channel 'Cook With Parul'.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make this unique makhana sweet:
Roast makhana in 1tbsp ghee till it turns crispy and brown. It should take 2-3 minutes only. Let it cool down and pulse it a couple of times in a grinder to make coarse, grainy powder. Dry roast desiccated coconut for one minute and add to the makhana powder. Flavour it with some cardamom powder and roast the mixture again for a minute in sugar syrup. Then, just transfer the whole barfi mixture into a greased tray and let it cool for just 5 minutes. Decorate it with silver leaf/varkh and garnish with dry fruits or grated coconut and cut into katli shaped barfis.
You can even store this makhana barfi in an air tight box for up to one month and enjoy it during other occasions like Ganesh Chaturthi.
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