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Kaju katli recipe – smooth cashew powder slowly cooked with sugar syrup, fragrant with rose water, cardamom powder and clarified butter is one of the popular Indian sweet recipes during most of the Indian festivals. These Kaju katli sweets also popularly known as Kaju barfi recipe. In this post, you will learn how to make kaju katli?Though it takes a little bit of handwork to prepare this smooth and melt in mouth texture homemade kaju katli sweets, yet, the whole preparation is very easy even beginner can make it without any hassle.


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How kaju katli is made?

Kaju katli aka kaju barfi recipe is made of cashew powder slowly cooked in string consistency sugar syrup and fragrant with rosewater, cardamom powder, and ghee.


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Can kaju katli be frozen?


you can store this delicious kaju katli sweets in an airtight container in the freezer up to 5 to 6 days.  


Tips to make easy kaju katli recipe


  • Types Of Cashew: To make best kaju katli recipe we need smooth cashew powder, sieve grainy cashew after grinding the first time and then regrind in batches.


  • Cooking Method: To avoid forming any lumps and making mouth-melting kaju barfi recipe, while adding cashew powders add it in batches and stir continuously and cook in low flame.


  • Parchment Paper: While making kaju katli at home remember one thing  cashew mixture a little bit sticky so while kneading and rolling to avoid any stickiness, we simply use parchment or butter paper. 


  • Sugar Syrup Consistency: Just like traditional kaju katli recipe the best consistency of sugar syrup must be one string.


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How to make kaju katli?


Here, the complete recipe of kaju katli preparation classified into three simple categories first one is making smooth cashew powder,

second one is preparing sugar syrup and the last one is making kaju katli recipe.

so,lets make it now.


Cashew powder for kaju barfi


1.For making smooth cashew powder pour 250-gram split cashew in a blender.


2. Now, blend these cashews or kajus in intervals.


Note: As continuous blending cashew mixtures will release oil and mixtures become lumpy.


3. Then, sieved coarse cashew powder and blend them again.


4. Next do these steps a few times until you get slightly grainy cashew powder for Kaju katli recipe.


5. Finally set aside this kaju katli mixture for later use.


Making sugar syrup for kaju katli


1. Preparing sugar syrup for kaju barfi pour 200-gram sugar in a non-stick pan.


2. Also, pour 100 ml of water in this pan.


3. Now, gently stir the mixture and completely dissolve the sugar in medium flame.


4. Make the sugar syrup boil some time.


5. Check whether sugar syrup becomes one string consistency.


Making kaju katli recipe


1. Now making mouth-melting Kaju barfi recipe make the flame low and pour cashew powder in 3 to 4 batches in sugar syrup.


2.While adding cashew powder continuously stir the kaju barfi mixture in low flame which helps to avoid making any lumps.


3. Next, add the second batch of cashew powder.


Note: Don’t add all the cashew powder at a time, because in this way it creates lums in cashew mixture. I added cashew powder in 3 batches.


4. Now continuously stir this kaju katli mixture in low flame at least 25 to 30 min until it gets slightly thick.


5. When it achieves this stage, for enhancing flavor add 1 tbsp rose water.


6. Also, add 2 tbsp ghee.


7. Now, continuously stir these kaju barfi mixtures until it leaving from its side.


Note: To check whether your kaju katli mixture is ready or not, at first grease your finger then take a small portion of the mixture, cool it down then rotate it in between finger if it forms circular shape without any stickiness then your mixture is ready, otherwise you need further cooking.


8. Then turn off the gas and immediately pour the Kaju barfi mixture on a butter paper or parchment paper for cooling.


9. When Kaju katli mixture cools a little bit, knead it for 2 to 3 min which makes crack free smooth dough.


Note: Don’t completely cool this mixture because it will become hard and you will not be able to knead the dough.


10. Now place a butter paper on the top of the dough and make a circular or elliptical shape with a rolling pin or belan of minimum ¼ inch thickness.


11. Next, just like haldirams Kaju katli, I add Chandi ka vark or edible silver leaves on this dough.


12. Without wasting any time cut this Kaju barfi dough in barfi shape and gently separate this from each other.


13. Finally, our homemade Kaju katli recipe is done, you can taste its mouth-melting flavor.


Kaju Katli Recipe Card

Here is the quick overview of all the ingredients for Kaju katli including quick step by step preparation of Kaju barfi recipe shown in the recipe card.

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Yield: 3

Kaju Katli Recipe ( Kaju Barfi Recipe )

kaju barfi aka kaji katli recipe is one of the popular sweet dish in india,in which cashew powder slowly cooked in sugar syrup, along with cardamom powder,rose water and ghee.

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Additional Time
20 minutes
Total Time
1 hour


Ingredients For Kaju Katli

  • Cashew nut or kaju 200 grams
  • Sugar 180 grams
  • Water 80 ml
  • Cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Rose water 1 tbsp
  • Ghee 2 tbsp
  • Chandi ka vark or silver leaves.


how to make Kaju katli ?

  1. At first, pour 250-gram cashew in mixing jar.
  2. Now, to avoid releasing oil from cashews without continuous blending, blend them in intervals.
  3. After that, sieve the coarse cashew and reblend the mixture.
  4. You will get a little grainy cashew mixture, set aside for later use.
  5. Now to prepare sugar syrup for kaju katli sweet pour sugar and water in a non-stick pan.
  6. Then, dissolve the sugar completely in medium flame.
  7. After 2 to 3 min when sugar syrup starts rolling boil or one string consistency.
  8. Mix, cashew smooth powder in 3 to 4 batches.
  9. After, adding each batch, continuously stir the cashew mixtures in low flame, which helps to prevent forming any lumps.
  10. When kaju katli mixtures get thickens add a tablespoon rose water, cardamom powder, and desi ghee.
  11. Now, mix everything and stir continuously in low flame until kaju barfi mixture starts leaving the side of the pan.
  12. When this stage is acheived immediately transfer the Kaju barfi mixture in parchment paper or butter paper for cool.
  13. After 4 to 5 min when mixtures cool a little bit, knead it 2 to 3 min for soft crack free dough.
  14. Now, cover this Kaju katli dough with another parchment paper and roll a circular or oval shape of at least 1/4 inch thickness.
  15. Next, just like haldirams, Kaju katli sweet add Chandi ka vark or edible silver leaves on the dough.
  16. Finally, gently cut in barfi shape and our most delicious Kaju katli recipe is ready.


Kaju Katli Sweet Recipe Note

  1. If you are going to use Chandi ka vark or silver leaves add it before cutting these kaju katli sweets in barfi shapes.
  2. While grinding cashews don’t over grind cashews which ultimately makes oil, that mixture not suitable for kaju katli.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving

Calories 2355Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 36mgSodium 265mgCarbohydrates 509gFiber 5gSugar 207gProtein 43g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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