Karadantu I Dry Fruits Burfi I Gokak Karadantu Sweet recipe

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Sweets/desserts
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Preparation Time : 1 hr Cooking Time : 30 mins Serves : 4

Karadantu (Kannada: ಕರದಂಟು) is a sweet delicacy unique to the state of Karnataka, India. Karadantu means fried-edible gum in the local language, Kannada. A healthy, nutritious and traditional North Karnataka dessert recipe made with nutritious ingredients like – dry coconut (copra), Poppy seeds, mixed dry fruits, dry pumpkin seeds, edible gum, ghee, and jaggery, which makes a delicious chewy texture sweet dish which can be stored in an airtight container for a month or more. A traditional delicacy from Karnataka made for celebrations, feast or for any festival or occasions.

Ingredients:

Ghee/Clarified butter – 1/2 cup

Edible gum – 1/2 cup

Cashew nut/ Kaju – 1/4 cup chopped

Almond/ Badam – 1/2 cup chopped

Pistachio/ Pista –  1/4 cup chopped

Raisin – 1/4 cup

Fig / Anjeer – 1/4 cup chopped

Dry Dates – 10 no’s chopped

Pumpkin seeds – 2 or 3 Tbs

Dry coconut /Copra – 1 or 1/4 cup

Poppy seeds – 1/4 cup

Jaggery – 1 1/2 cup (adjust to your taste)

Water – 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp

 

 

Method:

Heat a pan with 1/4 cup of ghee, when it is hot fry edible gum

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Roast on low flame until edible gum puffs up and turns slightly golden. keep aside.

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In leftover ghee add 1/2 cup badam, ¼ cup cashew, 2 tbsp pistachios, ¼ cup figs, 2 tbsp raisins, and 2 or 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds. Roast on low flame until the nuts turn crisp and golden brown. Once done transfer to the same bowl and keep aside.

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In a separate pan, dry roast poppy seeds until light brown (until it begins to pop)

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now dry roast dry coconut on low flame until it turns aromatic, once it turns slightly brown, keep aside.

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Transfer to the same bowl and mix well making sure everything is well combined.

In a large Kadai heat 2 tsp ghee and roast 5 dry dates until it turns aromatic

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Add 1 cup jaggery and ¼ cup water.

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Stir dissolve jaggery well. continue to boil until the jaggery syrup turns frothy. you can also drop into the water to form a softball consistency. Add in dry fruit mixture.

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Also, add ¼ tsp nutmeg powder and ½ tsp cardamom powder. mix well making sure everything is well combined.

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Transfer the prepared mixture into a greased mold/ Plate. Set well forming a block. allow setting for 30 minutes.

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Now unmold and cut into pieces finally, serve Kardantu or store in an airtight container for a month. (i have shaped this as a barfi or fudge, but you can also make these as Ladoo.)

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