Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Indian festive and fasting month is about to start. So here is a simple cashew nut sweet delicacy prepared with four simple ingredients. Kaju Katli or Kaju ki burfi  is a popular Indian festive sweet prepared with cashews and sugar syrup. Kaju in English means cashews and katli means “slice”- A slice of cashew fudge. Take a bite out of these creamy and soft kaju pieces and you will get a heavenly “melt in your mouth” taste. Whatever be the occasion Holi or Diwali – fasting days or festive occasion this sweet is a hands down winner.

Simple and straightforward recipe. Use cashews at room temperature. Cashew is a soft nut and will grind up nicely if kept at room temperature. Grind them using a coffee grinder as in a mixer you may still find solid chunks here and there.

Powdered cashews are later combined with a two-thread sugar syrup. Two thread means where two wires (thread or taar) of sugar syrup is formed in between your fingers and it’s consistency is pretty thick. This mixture is then cooked until the paste thickens and start to leave the side of the pan.

Kaju Katli

TIP – Feel free to add 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of milk if the mix feels too dry .

Transfer it to a clean bowl/plate and allow it to cool down completely. Gently grease your hands with ghee and knead the dough into a smooth dough ball. Roll it and using a pizza cutter/knife cut it into diamond- shaped pieces. All time favorite sweet (mithai) is ready to enjoy!!  Do give it a try and prepare this sweet delicacy right in the comfort of your kitchen.

While you are here try out other sweets – Kaju Pista roll, Angoori Gulab Jamun, Mawa Burfi, Meethi seviyan.

Kaju Katli

 

Kaju Katli
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Kaju katli is a popular Indian festive sweet prepared with cashews and sugar syrup. This fasting season enjoy this nutty sweet delicacy that will just melt-in-your-mouth!!
Servings Prep Time
20 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 - 20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
20 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 - 20 MINUTES
Kaju Katli
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Kaju katli is a popular Indian festive sweet prepared with cashews and sugar syrup. This fasting season enjoy this nutty sweet delicacy that will just melt-in-your-mouth!!
Servings Prep Time
20 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 - 20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
20 PIECES 10 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 - 20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Powdered Cashews
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (to sprinkle)
  • Few strands of Saffron (to sprinkle)
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon Milk (optional)
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METHOD
  1. Use cashews that are at room temperature. Assemble all the ingredients.
  2. Using a grinder dry grind the cashews to their powdered form.
  3. They should look exactly like this. Crumbly and all dried up.
  4. In a heavy bottomed pan mix sugar and water as stated and set it to boil till it becomes thick and forms 2- thread consistency. In this picture sugar syrup is still a one thread consistency.
  5. Boil for another 5 minutes till it reaches 2-thread consistency.
  6. Add powdered cashews to the hot sugar syrup.
  7. Keep mixing till the mixtures leaves the corners of the pan. Cashew mixture should be all dried up and form a thick ball. Feel free to add 1/2 -1 tablespoon of milk if the mix feels too dry .
  8. Keep kneading and it should like like this - a soft dough. If the dough feels sticky apply some ghee on your hand and work with the dough.
  9. All worked up cashew dough.
  10. FIRST METHOD- take a small ball of dough, spread it between two sheets of wax paper and using a rolling pin roll it out. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes.
  11. Cut the sides and make it look like a big square. Go ahead and cut diamond shaped pieces and enjoy.
  12. SECOND METHOD- Transfer the dough to a clean square plate. Smooth out the dough, place kaju katli in referigerator for 30 minutes then cut using a sharp knife. You will get crisp diamond shaped pieces.
  13. Here is a closer look at the cut pieces of Kaju Katli.
  14. Kaju Katli is ready. Decorate as you please.
  15. Sprinkle some cardamom powder, saffron strands and Enjoy.
  16. This fasting season enjoy this nutty sweet delicacy!!
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24 Responses

  1. studentsim says:

    Hi Ruchi: I am a bit confused. The first picture under assembly shows milk but i cannot see or figure out where was milk used in the recipe. Did you use it after cooking of kaju paste?

    Thank you for clarifying

    • Ruchi says:

      Sorry for the confusion. Milk tip is mentioned in the main post but not in the recipe. Corrected and updated the recipe.

  2. renu says:

    It’s look so relishing. .will definitely try. 🙂 🙂

  3. piyu shah says:

    superbbbb

  4. Abida says:

    Looks so beautiful and so simple too.

  5. Vimitha says:

    After looking at your kaju katlis I was amazed, OMG,your kaju katlis look so smooth and you have explained the method so well. I love kaju katlis but never knew that they can be prepared at home, I was tempted to try these and with your awesome step-by-step explanation I made these. Can’t stop eating, they are so tasty, better than market one. thanks Ruchi, bookmarking your blog right away!! Too good and love your yummy drool worthy clicks!!

  6. Deepa says:

    Successful recipe. Taste exactly like the market ones. Katlis came out perfectly.Thanks Ruchi for the detailed explanation of your recipes. They are a great help.

  7. Natasha says:

    Hello Ruchi,

    Your website is truly amazing. So well explained and easy to navigate. My Kaju katli was super hit. It did get sloppy for a while but followed your directions and left it to sit for a while and then it was easy to handle. Thanks for these little tips and all your variation/extra points. You rock girl. Will surely try out your other sweets. Looking for more…

    Regards
    Nutz

  8. Aarthi says:

    Amazing recipe. all your recipes are very promising. You are an excessively professional blogger. I come everyday and sit up for looking for more of your fantastic posts.

  9. Malvina says:

    Hey Ruchi, hve been following your blog for quite a while,luv almost all ur recipes. Tried these yesterday and We polished off almost all of it from the plate. A hit in my family..thanks

  10. Manisha K says:

    Lovely recipe, made it on Vaisakhi and turned out really good. Thanks for step up recipe.

  11. Renuka says:

    Simply amazing. mde it and amazingly delicious too! I will surely try it again. Thanks for sharing, Ruchi

  12. Never saw so much detail in a recipe says:

    No doubt this website is exceptional. Keep up the good work. My recipe after adding milk was falling apart but read your instructions carefully and left for 20 minutes in open and after that it was easy to work with. Brilliant work Ruchiskitchen

    • RK says:

      Thanks you dear. Yes after adding milk the mixture becomes sticky and difficult to work but letting it sit for few minutes works wonders and milk helps give kaju katli that smooth finish.

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