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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


  1. Super yummy....mouthwatering here

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

  3. Happy Thala Deepavali Aarthi

  4. Truly bluely delicious...thanks for sharing

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

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

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

  8. Kaju barfi is one of the delicious sweets in India.

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

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

  11. Hi aarthi...tried this yesterday and cudnt knead into a soft dough...it breaked...do you have any idea where I done the mistake..?

  12. @AnonymousYou have over cooked the sugar syrup, so it has crystalized. Next time make the sugar syrup perfectly

  13. @aarthi...thanks for the suggestion

  14. Hey Aarthi,

    I tried it today.the colour and taste was intact. But the consistency got missed. I could not get the dough consistency right and so could not roll it.it got dried and little power like when it cooled. Any tips for getting the consistency right?

  15. @AnonymousTake sugar and water in a thick bottom kadai. Heat it on low flame and keep mixing till the sugar is completely melted. Now increase the heat and boil it..It will get little thick and syrupy first, then when you lift the spoon from the pan, the last drop falling will form a string like thing, that is the right consistency.now you have to add cashew powder and keep stiring till it gets a sticky mass..You shouldn't over cook at this time. Remove it and let it cool enough to handle, now when you knead it will get a smooth ball,

  16. Hi Aarthi..
    I tried it today n got the same problem. Eveeythin went right till mixing cashew powder to suvar syrup. I transferred into greased plate bt there it got dried n I culdnt get it inti soft dough. It was in powder form n then I have to add ghee to hold it up n end up shaping them into balls as I culdnt soften it up n roll down into rectangle and shape into barfi shape. No doubt taste was perfect.

  17. @Anonymousyou have cooked the sugar syrup too much, so it has crystalized...So next time keep a eye on it..

  18. Tried khaju barfi .came out very nice...first two times dough consistency was not correct. ..then I read u r comment. In that u told not to overcook the sugar..and made again. Thanks

  19. Made it n it was awesome

  20. I tried it today and it came out very well �� thankyou so much

  21. I tried it today and it came out very well �� thankyou so much

  22. Hi arthi,I tried manyof ur dishes...it was awesome...I have one doubt.
    How long we can keep it???

  23. Hi arthi,I tried manyof ur dishes...it was awesome...I have one doubt.
    How long we can keep it???

  24. How long I can preserve this sweet?

  25. How may days this sweet will be good?

  26. Replies
    1. it can be stored in fridge for over a week


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