Let the Festivities Begin! 

Hazelnut Rose Katri (Indian fudgy sweet)

Disclaimer: This product has been approved for all kinds of “dessert” people. Any resemblance to the Indian sweet “kaju Katri” is purely NON coincidental! 

It’s Rakhshabandhan, an Indian festival celebrating the bond between sisters & brothers and you cannot celebrate it without an Indian Sweet. Technically you cannot celebrate any Indian holiday without sweets. I might have mentioned that to Karm (my 6 year old) in the passing, a few years ago. Yup, huge mistake. That kid loves his mithai (term used for Indian sweets) and doesn’t let any such opportunity pass without demanding a freshly made batch of something sweet that’s not out of a bakery! Since we’ve OD’d on rasagullas & jalebis in the recent past, I’m trying out this nutty treat inspired by the classic👉🏼 Kaju Katri! 


  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup water 
  • 1 tbsp rose water 
  • 2 cups Hazelnut flour ( in case you can’t get your hands on that, used a dry grinder to make your own freshly ground Hazelnuts) 
  • 1 tbsp dried, crushed rose petals 
  • Ghee/coconut oil for greasing 


  1. Boil the sugar and water together until all the sugar melts. 
  2. Add the rose water and Hazelnut flour and stir regularly. 
  3. Cook until you reach dough-like consistency and take it off the heat. 
  4. Lay out some parchment paper on a clean work surface. Spread some oil/ Ghee on it. 
  5. Dump the doughy mixture on it and start spreading it out, forming a thin rectangular shape using a greased spatula. (Unless you wanna burn your fingers)
  6. With a greased sharp knife, cut out diamond shaped pieces. 
  7. Use some edible gold/silver leaf as garnish if you have it (totally optional) Sprinkle some rose petals over the pieces & serve! 

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