Cashewnut Nokkal

Diwali, Sweets 3 comments

Candied Cashewnuts are popular sweets made during Diwali or during any festive occasions.
cashewnuts - Cashewnut Nokkal

Whole Cashewnuts – 100 gms, roasted
Sugar – 75 gms
Ghee – 1/2 tsp
Cardamom Powder – a pinch

1. Add a little water to the sugar and bring to a boil.
2. When it starts to bubble, add ghee and cardamom powder.
3. Add the cashewnuts and stir briskly for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. When the cashewnuts are well coated with the sugar syrup and starts to turn crispy, transfer to a plate.
5. Keep aside for 2 minutes.
6. Store in a clean, airtight container.


  1. Usha Rangarajan

    Hi, Does the cashews need to be roasted prior to adding to the sugar. In the picture they appear pink here and there, thus I feel they are roasted. Please reply.

  2. Usha Rangarajan

    Does the cashews have to be roasted first for this? please reply. In the picture the cashews look roasted to me as they seem a bit pink here and there. Thanks.

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