Woolworths Celebrating Diwali

When Woolworths decides to bring Diwali into your home with Kaju Katli, it is truly a Shubh Diwali.

The festival of lights makes everything around us magical, reminding us that Diwali is the season for not only celebrating good over evil but also the season of flavour and gifting.

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals which occupies an unparalleled place in the hearts of people. It gets even special when a giant supermarket like Woolworths embraces the importance of culture and community in food and its role during Diwali.

Woolworth is offering tailored products for the Indian community, available in over 250 stores nationally and also online.

The range of products includes snacks, spices, atta flour, ghee and other cooking ingredients to help create flavourful special dishes during the festive period. These specially sourced products offer not only popular food items, but also provide great convenience to the Indian community in Australia to help them prepare for the Diwali celebrations.

Woolworths General Manager for Grocery Food Ewan Shearer said; “Diwali is an important time of year for many of our customers to celebrate with loved ones. While this year may look a little different as the pandemic carries on, our teams have been working hard to ensure customers have all the ingredients and products they need to celebrate.

“We have a variety of local and international products, offering great value to help our customers during their busy preparations leading into the Diwali festivities.

“On behalf of Woolworths, I would like to wish the entire community a very happy Diwali.”

Who knew Diwali preparations are so convenient and easily made with specialty products available at a supermarket close to you?

At Woolworths, there’s everything you need to celebrate Diwali this year. Visit woolworths.com.au/Diwali for participating stores and products. www.woolworths.com.au/diwali.

(Recipes for Diwali created by Woolworths in collaboration with Melbourne based Chef Sumit Malhotra)

KAJU KATLI

This sweet and nutty Indian dessert recipe uses rosewater for a beautiful flavour and fragrance. Whip up a batch of Kaju Katli to enjoy at a picnic.

Ingredients:

1 cup natural cashews

200 grams caster sugar

1/3 tsp ground cardamom

1/3 cup milk

4 drops rosewater (see Tips)

Tip:

Traditionally the recipe is made using kewra water, but rosewater is an adequate substitute.

1 tsp ghee

8 sheets edible silver leaf

 Method

Step 1 of 5 

Using a food processor, process cashews and sugar, in batches, to a fine powder. Sieve into a bowl. Process any larger pieces of cashew again and add to bowl. Add cardamom and stir to combine.

Step 2 of 5 

Place cashew mixture in a large non-stick frying pan with milk and rosewater. Cook, stirring, over medium-low heat for 35 minutes or until mixture comes away from the side of the pan. To test if the mixture is cooked, place 1/2 teaspoon on a cold plate and wait until safe to touch. Mixture is ready if you can roll it into a ball.

Step 3 of 5 

Place mixture in the centre of a silicone mat (see Tips). Knead it to smoothen out the texture by rolling and folding the edges of the mat over the mixture and putting slight pressure as the mixture is very hot. Be careful as directly touching the mixture can burn your hands. A silicone mat between your palm and dough helps you to knead safely.

Instruction tip

Tip: If you don’t have a silicone mat, transfer the hot mixture to a large sheet of baking paper. Stand for a few minutes as the mixture is very hot. When still hot but safe to touch quickly, knead the mixture using sides of baking paper to protect your hands.

Step 4 of 5 

Flip a stainless-steel tray over and spread ghee onto the back of the tray. Place hot mixture on the back of the tray, then cover with mat and roll out until 1cm-thick.

Step 5 of 5 

Decorate with edible silver leaf. Using a large knife and the picture as a guide, cut it into diamond shape sizes. Serve diamonds with any offcuts.

At Woolworths, there’s everything you need to celebrate Diwali this year. Visit woolworths.com.au/Diwali for participating stores and products. www.woolworths.com.au/diwali.