Kaju Katli: The Perfect Sweet for Any Occasion 2023

 Kaju Katli or Kaju Barfi Recipe

Kaju katli, also known as kaju barfi, is a popular Indian sweet made from cashews, sugar, and ghee. Here is a recipe for how to make kaju katli:


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (optional)

Kaju Katli: The Perfect Sweet for Any Occasion 2023


  1. Grind the cashews to a fine powder in a food processor or a coffee grinder.
  2. In a pan, mix the sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the mixture reaches a one-string consistency.
  3. Add the cashew powder to the pan and mix well. Keep stirring the mixture over low heat until it starts to leave the sides of the pan and forms a dough-like consistency.
  4. Add the ghee and cardamom powder (if using) and mix well.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and transfer the mixture to a plate.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes and then knead it with your hands until it becomes smooth and pliable.
  7. Roll the mixture out into a flat disc of about 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut the disc into diamond or square shaped pieces.
  9. Allow the kaju katli to cool completely before serving.
  10. Note: You can also add saffron or rose water for added flavor.
  11. You can also roll the dough out with a rolling pin to desired thickness.
  12. You can also add some food coloring to give it a different color.
  13. The quality of cashews and sugar used will affect the final outcome, so use good quality ingredients.
  14. Store kaju katli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Kaju Katli Nutrition information

Based on the above ingredients, Calories per serving: 218 calories

  • Carbohydrates: 28.6g
  • Protein: 4.1g
  • Fat: 11.1g

  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Potassium: 147mg
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Vitamin C: 0.1mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg

Note: The serving size and number of servings are not specified, so the above nutrition information is based on the entire recipe.

Health benefits of Kaju Katli

⇒ Good source of protein: Cashews are a good source of plant-based protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles, bones, and tissues.

⇒ Rich in healthy fats: Cashews are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce cholesterol levels and promote heart health.

⇒ Provides essential nutrients: Cashews are a good source of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron, which are important for overall health.

⇒ Boosts energy: Cashews are a good source of carbohydrates, which can provide a quick energy boost when needed.

⇒ Supports weight management: Despite being high in calories, cashews can still be incorporated into a healthy diet in moderation. Their protein and healthy fat content can help promote feelings of fullness and prevent overeating.

⇒ May improve heart health: Some studies suggest that consuming nuts like cashews may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

⇒ May improve brain function: Cashews are a good source of magnesium, which may help improve brain function and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.

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