How to make Kaju Pista Roll - Mithai on a roll – or two rolls - one delicious roll inside the other. As someone said, ‘nothing succeeds like excess’!

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Main Ingredients : Cashewnut powder (काजू का पावडर ), Pistachios (पिस्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Kaju Pista Roll Recipe Card

Kaju Pista Roll

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Khejurer Sandesh, Goja, Steamed Sandesh, Jaleba.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kaju Pista Roll Recipe

  • Cashewnut powder 2 cups

  • Pistachios 1 cups

  • Khoya/mawa 1 2/5 cup

  • Powdered sugar 1 1/3 cups

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Silver warq 2 sheet


Step 1

Blanch the pistachios in two cups of hot water for five minutes. Drain, peel and grind coarsely.

Step 2

Cook the khoya in a non-stick pan, stirring continuously, for about ten minutes. Set aside to cool. Add the cashew nut powder and sugar, and knead to a smooth mixture.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into two equal parts. To one part add the coarsely powdered pistachios and cardamom powder.

Step 4

Take half the plain cashew nut mixture and roll it into a four-by-five-inch rectangle.

Step 5

Take half a portion of the pistachio mixture and roll it into a five-inch long cylinder. Place it at one end of the cashew nut rectangle and roll up the cashew sheet enclosing the pistachio roll.

Step 6

Use the remaining cashew nut and pistachio mixtures to make a similar roll.

Step 7

Gently press silver foil on the rolls. Cut into two-inch pieces and serve. Makes 600 grams