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Kaju Katli

Published under: DiwaliSweets
A popular Indian sweet / mithai made during festivals and special occasions.
Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli is one of the most popular Indian sweets made for all types of celebrations. Be it a traditional festival or a party, you are definitely going to find this Indian dessert as part of the menu.

Also known as Kaju Barfi or Cashew Burfi, it is a diamond shaped sweet treat that is often bought from popular sweet shops across the country during major festivals or celebrations.

Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Most commonly given as a gift during Diwali, these can be easily made at home too. The recipe requires only 3 ingredients and can be made very easily at home with ease.

Kaju Katli
4.43 from 7 votes

Kaju Katli Recipe

A popular Indian sweet / mithai made during festivals and special occasions.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Cashew Burfi

Ingredients for Kaju Katli

  • 1 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp Milk
  • as required Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Water

Optional for Garnishing

  • Edible Silver Foil

How to make Kaju Katli

  • In a mixer jar, grind the cashew nuts to a powder.
  • Heat water in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the sugar and stir continuously until fully dissolved.
  • Bring to a gentle boil until it reaches an one string consistency.
  • Add the powdered cashews and stir well.
  • After 5 to 10 minutes or when the mixture starts to thicken, remove from flame and transfer to a large plate or bowl.
  • Allow it to cool slightly.
  • When it has cooled enough to handle, knead the mixture well.
  • Flatten the dough (you can use a rolling pin) and transfer to a greased plate.
  • Gently roll until it evenly spread out on the plate.
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut them into diamond shapes. Spread the silver foil on top.
  • Store them in an airtight container.

Recipe Video


In some places, the cashew nuts are soaked, drained, peeled and then ground to a paste.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


Shabana Khwaja September 16, 2011 - 7:56 am

I will definetly make it for sons.

Thank You

jaswant November 12, 2010 - 4:31 am


jaswant November 12, 2010 - 4:29 am

recipe is excellent i like it very very much

Yoga October 18, 2010 - 11:32 am


miss nancy lewis April 13, 2010 - 2:35 am

i like it so delicious wow


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