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Nov 12, 2012

Kaju Katli / Cashew Barfi ( Burfi ) - Diwali Special Recipes

This is one of most requested recipe in my recipe box..I was asked to do this for so many months, but somehow didn't have time to make it. Finally the day came yesterday and I made it, the result is WOW, it does tasted like storebought kaju katli. Everyone enjoyed it a lot specially my sister, who cannot stop eating it.

I hope you will make this for diwali and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time - 15 mins
Cooling Time - 10 mins
Makes around - 20 to 22 pieces


Cashewnuts - 1 cup Powdered
Sugar - 1/2 cup Heaped
Ghee - 1 tsp for greasing
Water - 1/4 cup


Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Add sugar and water to it. Mix well will a spoon.

Bring that to a boil and simmer them for 5-8 mins till they form one string consistency.

To check that take few drops of sugar syrup between your fingers and it should form a string when your press between them(check image). Or you can add few drops of sugar syrup in a bowl of cold water, the sugar syrup wont get dissolved.  Or you can take the sugar syrup in a spoon and invert them, the last drop falling from the spoon forms a string like consistency.

Once the sugar has reached this consistency. Add the cashew powder to it and mix well.

Mix them for 3-4 mins till the mixture leaves the sides and form a sticky dough.

Transferred that to a ghee greased plate and let them cool for 5 mins.

Now grease your hands too and knead them till they get into a smooth ball.

Grease a rolling pin and roll them into a rectangle.

Cut them into squares and serve..

You will need Cashew Powder, Sugar, Water. Ghee
Take sugar in a thick bottom kadai
add some water
mix well..
Cook till it is a one string consistency
Press it between your hands, it will form a string
Now add in the powdered cashewnuts
and mix well
Mix well till it forms a ball
It will start to leave the sides
Transfer that to a ghee greased plate
and knead till it forms a soft dough
grease a rolling pin and roll it into a rectangle
It is pretty easy to roll too
Cut into squares


Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy....mouthwatering here

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome....Happy Diwali to you and ur family...:)

Poornima Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Thala Deepavali Aarthi

ABD said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly bluely delicious...thanks for sharing

Anu & Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks a lot for giving such a nice blog. After seeing the blog, we developed great interest in cooking.
Good job. Keep it up.

Anu & Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks a lot for giving such a nice blog. After seeing the blog, we developed great interest in cooking.
Good job. Keep it up.

sujikrish said... Best Blogger Tips

I love ur blog aarthi.keep up the excellent work. Fantalicious

Angela Navejas said... Best Blogger Tips

Kaju barfi is one of the delicious sweets in India.

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi....I tried this today and while kneading , I cudnt make a soft used to where did I mistake..?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYou have over cooked the sugar syrup. So it has started breaking