kaju katli recipe | kaju barfi recipe | Indian cooking

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Kaju katli recipe | Kaju barfi recipe

Introduction to Kaju katli recipe

Kaju Katli recipe is a sweet Indian dessert that is also famous as Kaju barfi. It is not thick as barfi but is thin as the Katli means “Thin pieces”. This dish usually includes the Kajus that are cashews as its main and prominent ingredient that’s why it is named as Kaju Katli. Kesar Kaju Katli is the type of Kaju Katli that includes saffron. It is also a traditional food for Indian Hindus that they tend to eat mostly on religious occasions such as Diwali. Kaju Katli is an Indian desert is considered to be originated from the Indian subcontinent. This Kaju Katlis are liked by the Indians the most especially in North India.

These are so delicious and just the cashews goodness melting in your mouth. Kaju Katli is usually decorated with edible silver foil. This sweet is usually yellow or white depending upon the ingredients present and their proportions. Kaju Katli is not that type of dessert that can last long. It can survive in winter just for 7 days but in summer it can’t be more than 3-4 days. In this article, the discussion will be about the recipe for Kaju Katli along with its nutritional value.

Kaju katli recipe

Ingredients used for Kaju katli recipe

The main ingredients of Kaju Katli’s recipe are cashew nuts, sugar, and ghee. The other ingredients including these with their measured quantities are as following:

  1. 2 cups of Kaju or cashews
  2. 1 cup of sugar or add according to your requirement and desire
  3. 8 to 10 tablespoons of water or as the requirement
  4. 2 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil (depends on your choice)
  5. 2 teaspoons of chopped rose petals or you can also use the rose water, you can also add the 8 to 9 strands of saffron into the Kaju Katli or otherwise, the Kaju Katli recipe can also be prepared and liked without any flavoring, it is an optional addition.

Directions for the procedure of Kaju katli recipe

1)    Take the cashews in a grinder and grind them into powder form. Keep the cashews at room temperature so that they are dry. Avoid using refrigerated cashews.

2)    Kaju powder should be smooth enough. They must not be over grind as the oil shouldn’t leave the cashews. The cashews powder shouldn’t be pasty or oily.

3)    Now take a Kadai or any other non-stick pan to make the mixture for Kaju Katli. In Kadai mix the sugar and water on a low flame heat.

4)    While you are preparing the sugar mixture, grease a plate or a tray and keep aside or keep the butter papers ready.

5)    After the dissolving of sugar in the water, just grip the next step and add the cashew powder into the sugar mixture. Don’t wait for the mixture to be viscous more than one or two strings.

6)    Keep stirring the mixture slowly on the low flame and the cashews mixture would start thickening.

7)     Cook the mixture for about 7 to 9 minutes until the whole mixture is perfectly thickened.

8)    Then, remove the whole Kaju fudge from the pan and place it on the work surface.

Next Phase:

9)    Add the rose petals or the saffron and the ghee or oil to the cashew fudge. Knead the cashew mixture when it is warm enough just to touch.

10)    Flattened the Kaju Katli dough on the work surface and then place on a butter paper or the greased tray.

11)    Now place a butter paper on the top and then roll the dough by using the rolling pin and attain the thickness size of about 3-5 mm.

12)    Then remove the butter paper and let the Doug of Kaju Katli to be cooled. After the cooling, by using a sharp knife cut the dough into diamond forms. After that, remove the Kaju Katli by using a butter knife.

13)    Now, you can enjoy the delicious and soft Kaju Katli at home.

Servings of the recipe

The serving size of this recipe is about 24 servings.

Nutritional value of Kaju katli

One piece of Kaju Katli provides about 92 kcal weighing 19 g along with 7% fats, 4% carbohydrate and 1.5 g of proteins. It also gives you potassium, sodium, and iron.


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