Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kaju Pista Roll - My 300th Post N A Giveaway !


           Yep,Today I am Writing 300 th Post. I am so happy and excited, woke up early in the morning started making sweet to celebrate the moment :) Blogging has changed my life a lot, made me more energetic creative and over all more colorful. My first blog was about my life love story :) That time also, i use to recollect all my sweet memories and tried to wrote my real story with lovely quotes and poems. But later, lots of pressure from my family members not to continue so i stopped writing and also 2 years back my kids were all infants and they need my attention 24/7 :) Then finally i learned myself to create a food blog and started posting my recipes. First few months, like you all i was posting my recipes with full enthu i didn't bother about anything / anyone...keep on posting 4-5 recipes per day and cooking a lot. Yes, i was so much addicted and later when i saw people commenting here and joining my site which again doubled my energy and fully dedicated...Without you all i couldn't reach this soon and so i thank each and every one who visit my space and also a very very special thanks to all my dear blog buddies who always supported and encouraged me thru their valuable comments and often embraced me by showering awards and much more. Thank you n Thank you friends !!!
            Coming to today's recipe, everyone's favorite Kaju Pista Roll / Cashew Pistachio Roll or in other words- Pistachio stuffed Cashew Nut Sweet Rolls :)
Actually i want to post Kaju Katli as my 300th post but on Nov 10 th , i want to share my sweet memories with my friends so i posted it earlier. And again thanks a ton gals for all your wishes on that day:) For the first time i tried this Kaju Pista roll and it was a grand success  :) I never thought that i could made these delicious rolls at home. this is also my H's favorite and He enjoyed . My kids , OMG they don't have patience and today also i suffered lot to take pictures with them.I already gave some pieces to them but they want the whole big rolls :) and fighting with me and at last i couldn't shot anything creatively , simply took few pictures and gave it to them.
           When i googled for this recipe, i am able to found only few recipes which are easy and handy. Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe was the one tried by most of the people, as i am fine with kaju dough making i need only the way to make pistachio stuffing. So took his recipe and recreated . Plz refer my Kaju Katli recipe for detailed picture for making cashew dough.Now to the recipe..


Ingredients
For Pistachio Stuffing
  1. Pista/Pistachio(Raw)    1/4 cup
  2. Sugar    1 and 1/2 tbsp
  3. Milk    1-2 tsp
  4. Green Food Color    a small pinch(optional)
Method
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Spread the  raw pistachio in a oven safe dish and keep it for 8-10 minutes and set aside to cool completely.
  • Once it had cooled completely, grind it in a blender along with sugar to a fine powder.
  • Then sift the powdered sugar-pistachio mixture using a strainer. 
  • Now transfer the sifted pista powder to a bowl, add food color n milk mix everything well and keep aside.

For Cashew Dough/outer covering
  1. Cashew nuts(raw)    1 cup (levelled)
  2. Sugar   1/2 cup(heaped)
  3. Ghee   1 -2 tsp  ( to grease hands n plates)
  4. Milk   1-2 tbsp
  5. Milk -Mawa Powder  1-2 tsp
  6. Water   1/4 cup
Method
  • Grind cashew nuts in to a fine coarse powder using blender.
  • Then sift them using mess strainer ( this is optional)
  • Take a pan , add sugar and water and cook in medium heat.
  • Keep stirring until sugar dissolves completely and get fine thread like consistency. To check this, take a small bowl with 1-2 tbsp of water and drop few drops of sugar syrup and it should form fine threads and is should not dissolved in water.
  • Then add cashew powder and stir well and keep stirring in low heat.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes and when the mixtures starts bubbling and thick, wet your hands and take small piece and roll it u should be able to roll without sticky. that's the perfect consistency.
  • Now turn off the stove and pour the cashew mixture to a greased plate and wait for a minute( to cool) and grease your hands and add milk and milk mawa powder and start kneading it gently like a dough.
  • Keep kneading the dough until it forms a smooth dough and cashew mixture starts leaving oil. 
  • Kaju Pista Roll Method
  • Now Divide the (cashew) dough in to four equal portion and take one portion and roll it on a greased surface/butter paper to a rectangle shape.
  • Then take about 1tsp of pista-sugar mixture, roll it to a long thin cylinder like shape(see picture) and keep it on one end of the rolled cashew dough and start rolling tightly.
  • Roll it tightly then cut the rolled long cashew pista  in to 2 " long pieces and trim the ends so that the pista stuffing tweaked out.
  • Now using your hands, take one kaju pista roll and roll by pressing gently to get smooth texture and 
  • Tap both ends gently on the plate so that you will get a smooth round ends.
  • Do repeat the same for remaining cashew and pista dough. 
  • If you want, you can decorate them with varak/edible silver paper. Kaju Pista Rolls are ready to Serve !!
  • Lastly i had some lemon size cashew pista ball( left after trimming) , i rolled them thinly and cut in to diamond shaped and enjoyed :)

Notes:
As the cashew dough cools, it get dried up little so don't panic, add few drops of milk and again knead on a greased surface to get back its shape and texture.
Adding milk will reduce its shelf life. So handle properly and store it in refrigerator.
With the above quantity u will get around 10 kaju pista rolls and few pieces :)
Sifting the flour using strainer really helps you to get fine grainy texture without any lumps.


         Now to the most interesting part of this post,"Giveaway" I am today here with my 300th post and so happy i could make this within a year. Its all only because of your support and encouragement.So in order to thank my readers and fellow bloggers...
i am here with a giveaway- a very useful and wonderful book " The taste of Home "Fall Baking" . i have chosen this because we all love to bake and prefer homemade freshly baked goodies right?? 
i have already recieved, the taste of home cookies book and i liked it a lot. so thought to give a lovely book from Taste of Home and choosen this Fall Baking .

this book includes: 
126 recipes of Cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, muffins, yeast breads & more
Basics for beginners and hints for seasoned cooks
Photos of every recipe & handy kitchen tips
Bonus: Homemade Halloween treats sure to scare up fun!

and some  more facts about the book..
Fall is the perfect time of year to turn on the oven and bake a delicious treat to share with family and friends. In the new edition of the Fall Baking Cookbook, you'll find 126 scrumptious recipes that feature the comforting flavors of autumn. Each recipe has been tested by the professionals in our Taste of Home Test Kitchen to ensure great results every time!
With recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, cheesecakes, brownies, breads, coffee cakes, muffins and more, you can whip up a fresh-from-the-oven favorite for any occasion. We've also tucked in lots of tips, hints and how-to's, too. Softcover, 146 pages

Hope you like this book :)
Currently this giveaway is open to all US Readers/ followers only ...sorry,next time will do for all.

You can enter this giveaway by three ways..Each one count as an entry
  • Follow my blog Publicly , if you are already following just leave a comment.
  • Like "Spicy Treats" Facebook Page.
  • Just visit Spicy treats FB page and click "Like" Button or Simply Click on Facebook Pop out here (right side) n press "Like"
  • Already liked my page then leave a line ...
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And also you can share your positive/negative opinions about Spicy Treats (if you wish) , really it will help to do more in right way :)

These are the three simple steps to enter the giveaway and it ends by December 31st, 2011

I will select one lucky winner (rangom.org) at the end of December 2011.
Good Luck!!!

71 comments:

  1. Wow..very yummy rolls..very delicious and glad for your 300 posts,Congrats ..Keep Rocking!!wishing many more yummy delicious posts!!

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  2. Hi Sangeetha., Congrats first!!

    "Enthusiasm is the engine of success"..Really it's great achievement.
    Keep on posting more creative and interesting recipes like this :) Kajju rollS luks soo yum.I can feel the taste from here!!Thanks for this Wonderful easy recipe.
    All the best :)

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  3. wow, Sangee dear..Congrats on 300th post !! Can't believe u woke up early in the morning to prepare the sweets..u rock dear..kaju pista rolls look so perfect and super delicious..superb clicks..wishing u to reach 500+ and 1000+ post soon :)

    I am already ur follower, have liked ur FB page now (I know its late ;) )..and also subscribed via email...wonderful book for the giveaway !!

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  4. Wow Sangee, 300 already!!! you are all zipping along I am totally impressed with your kaju pista rolls and your sachin-like centuries :) Great going! keep it up and wish you many many more wonderful milestones dear :) hugs, priya

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  5. Congrats dear on reaching 300 posts.Kaju rolls look so perfect and yum,wish I could make them like you.Wishing you many more happy events in blogging.

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  6. looks extremely delicious, congrats on ur milestone!

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  7. Hi congratulations...I wanted to prepare Kaju Pista Rolls for diwali. My mom likes them a lot and I wanted to make some for her, when she visited us. But they dint come out well. Now il try your method and make them nice and smooth!!! Happy 300th Post...I am on you GFC list...

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  8. I subscribed to Spicy treats as well!!

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  9. Congrats on ur 300th post...Loved reading ur post...Only ur kids doesnt allow to take pics...right..Here my hus and kid will be behind me...Ufff its real trouble...when I scold my little one gives me a cute smile and a precious kiss...then I fall for it..:)
    Hey Kaju pista roll looks super tempting...Lovely giveaway too..

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  10. Congrats on your 300th post..Kaju pista rolls are delicious..

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  11. congrats and may more recipes come from ur blog alrady follow u congrats again for winner in saji's blog.
    rolls are super with ring

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  12. OMG gal you rocked....Amazing, super duper Kaju Pista rolls. Ahhhh my fav mithai..can you plz parcel me this rolls ??? :p Great job :))

    Congo to your blog baby and you for 300th post :)) Will comment on your 3000th post too :)) Following you everywhere.. :)

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  13. the kaju katlis are awesome and perfect...just like market bought ones.....
    and its an awesome giveaway......
    I am following u from a long time...so I must be eligible

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  14. and yes I liked your FB page too
    :)

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  15. congratz for ur 300th post and for dedication...
    i simply loved ur kajupista roll its my one of the favourite n clicks r simply irresistible...
    keep on rocking dear...

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  16. Congrats Sangee on ur 300th post and keep going.
    Kaju Pista Roll is really good.

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  17. Rich and yummy , looks very tempting

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  18. Rich and yummy , looks very tempting

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  19. Congrats on hitting milestone post....one of my favorite sweet.....wish u r space many more yum post's....keep rocking....

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  20. Very tempting kaju pista rolls,excellent preparation n presentation.Looks very tasty.

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  21. Congratulations Sangee..300 posts wow! you are an expert, your enthusiasm for blogging is mind blowing. Keep up your good work.

    This kaju pista roll looks superb, very neat and just like what we get in stores.

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  22. hearty congratulations sangee ! wishing u many more heart-warming milestones. Keep cooking and spread cheer as always !

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  23. Congrats on your 300th post, wish you many more ahead and roll looks so yum...perfect way to celebrate

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  24. Wonderful Sangee! 300th Post! That's really a milestone to celebrate and these kaju rolls are perfect for the occasion. Keep up the good work! I like reading through your posts where you share small incidents about your family.

    Would love to be part of the giveaway. Have been following your space since long, liked your FB page as well as subscribed thru email.

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  25. Congrats Sangee on ur 300th post, kaju pista roll summa athiruthula, we sometimes goes mad if its comes to our blog baby na, its happens for me also,sonna siripinga i cooked once at 4am morning for my space..My h told the same as urs:d..

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  26. Congrats on your 300th post,wishing you many more ahead.Kaju rolls look awesome and gorgeous,will try it soon.Its one of my fav.and already following you.Even my H also told the same thing before even I started blogging.But these days it has become more.

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  27. That will melt in my mouth..Congrats on ur mile stone and kepp going :)

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  28. Sangee lovely sweet and congrats on your 300th post and wishes for many more to come.

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  29. Congrats on your 300th post! These Kaju Pista Rolls look amazing...just like the ones I see at the mithai store. Great Job!

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  30. Gal I can see my self in your followers..

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  31. Congrats on 300 post..Keep Rocking...

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  32. congrats!!! for your great number. VEry nice pics. looks wonderful and yum!!!

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  33. Congrats on your milestone! Sweet looks yummy!

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  34. I love this rolls very much. COngrats Sangee. Hugs to you and keep up the good job. You know I already follow you on G Connect, facebook and now subscribed to you da. BTW that's a very wonderful and thoughtful giveaway.

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  35. Congrats on the achievement.
    And thats an awesome way to celebrate...perfect dessert.

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  36. Congratulations!!! I'm your follower

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  37. Rolls looks tempting..Already following u dear.

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  38. Wow, 300th post special recipe looks awesome, perfect finish. Enjoy blogging:) Expect more n more recipes from you...

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  39. Congrats on your 300th post!!..Rolls look very tasty..I am already following you,liked on FB page and subscribed :)

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  40. following you long back and liked the page too :)
    waiting for the lovely book to arrive coz I have an oven now!!

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  41. Following ur space now and have Liked you on FB and subscribed to ur posts via email :-) Happy to do so!!

    Congrats and wow! those kaju pista rools look reallyu tempting!

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow, Kaju rolls r looking super delicious! Wanna feel like having them now :)
    Hearty congratulations on your 300th post..and wish you a great success in future also!
    I'm following your blog from long time and liked the FB page now :)

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  43. wow, Sangee, 300 posts in one year, u have a gr8 space, happy to follow you...kaju pista roll looks so perfect, just like store bought, thanks for step-by-step pics, I wd dare to try it now, like your FB page, subscribed thru mail and google friends, check my space sometime

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  44. Congrats Sangee ! and already following u on FB / email ..

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  45. hey sangee...congrats and lovely post on kaju rolls! u r rocking with a lot of kaju sweets...good going. BTW, it is such a shame that I had to come back to India now that u hv announced ur event:-(...how i wish i could hv participated....next time don't fail ur motherland's blogger friends too...good luck! :-)

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  46. i tried it today...taste is really good...but my kaju dough was bit cacky while rolling..may be it was started drying up...otherwise good one...thanks a lot

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  47. @Nive...thanks a lot for trying out this recipe n glad that u liked it...cracks ,may be it get dried up soon,in such cases you can add 1-2 tsp warm milk n knead it n then start rolling...but adding more milk will lessen it's shell life,so do it quickly to avoid drying...hope it helps you :)

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  48. Hi Sangee Vijay,
    Thanks for stopping by my pad..happy follower now on.
    Love Ash.

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  49. There you go sangee, congrats on reaching the milestone dear. I could barely do a single post weekly these days. You are on a roll. Kaju roll is sinfully delectable. Keep it coming.

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  50. Hi Sangeeta,
    COngrats on the 300th post.

    I would like to participate in the giveaway.
    Following blog publicly, liked on FB and subscribed to it via email.

    I liked the kaju katlis a lot. U have lots of patience to do this :)

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  51. Congrats for ur 300th post from SANGEETHA to SANGEETHA :)

    Hope i had thru' with all your rules. If not, pls let me know.

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  52. enjoyed reading ur write-up.....veetukku veedu vaasappadi ....same "nakkals" from the husbands every now and then and trouble photo shooting with the kids !!!

    these pisa rolls look so beautiful...will for sure let u know how they turned out when i give it a try :)
    Congrats on ur 300th post !! that is indeed a long journey !!!

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  53. hi sangee - first congratulations on ur 300th post ...great going !! love ur posts.
    now about the giveaway - i dont wanna be left behind - and i wanna win too ...lol ! therefore, i have liked - followed and subscribed too....:)

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  54. Congrats Sangee.I'm already following u,now in FB and subcribed via Feedburner.Thank U.

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  55. Congrats on the milestone! Blogging sure is so addictive! Following you on FB!

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  56. Hi Sangeeta,Congrats on the 300th post.My mom make this type of rolls ur looks super delicious. Thanks.

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  57. congrats on your 300 th blog.. i am your new happy follower...

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  58. This is the first time I visit your blog actually. I found your blog through a link on Amy's Food corner and I would love to subscribe to your blog. Loved your spirit and writing, and the pictures. Lovely! :)

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  59. looks really yummylicious...;)...i'll give it a try soon...happy 300th Blog

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  60. Yummy sweet!! Loved ur recipe collections. Thanks for stopping at my space. Glad to follow u too :)

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  61. Wow. Amazing clicks sangee.Congrats on your 300th post

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  62. Congrats!! That is a great achievement. Your pista cashew rolls look very yummy. Perfectly made. Happy to follow you. Do visit my page as well if you get a chance

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  63. Hi Sangee
    First time here. Nice blog. Glad to follow you.
    Kaju rolls sounds innovative, gorgeous and delicious.

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  64. Pista Rolls are really tempting me to make them now :) Great recipe and cool clicks :)I'm ur new follower

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  65. Looks so yummy!!!!!!Ifeel like having one just now.

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  66. Nice blog. I have found a jar key great. No strength required any more to open those pesky jars! http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/useful-kitchen-gadget-jar-key.html

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