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Kaju Katli

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

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

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


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

Optional for Garnishing

  • Edible Silver Foil


  • 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.


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Shabana Khwaja September 16, 2011 - 7:56 am

I will definetly make it for sons.

Thank You

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jaswant November 12, 2010 - 4:31 am


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jaswant November 12, 2010 - 4:29 am

recipe is excellent i like it very very much

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Yoga October 18, 2010 - 11:32 am


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

i like it so delicious wow

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