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Kaju Katli - Cashewnut-Almond Barfi

P.S.L.Alekhya's picture
If you thought Kaju Katli is something exotic that is hard to make at home, I bet this recipe will prove it wrong! Effortlessly simple and with a set of ingredients that you will always have in your kitchen cabinet, this kaju katli recipe is sure going to excite you! Try it this festive season and I am sure your dear ones will thanks you for this.
  Cashewnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (soaked overnight)
  Saffron 1 Pinch (soaked in warm milk)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs) (soaked overnight)
  Camphor 1 Pinch (edible)
  Elaichi powder 1 Teaspoon

1. Combine the almonds and cashews with saffron and milk and make it into a paste in the blender.
2. The quantity of the sugar should be equal to that of the nut paste.
3. If you wish a sweeter barfi, increase the quantity of the sugar.
4. The paste should not be too thick, it should be of a roughly pouring consistency.
5. Then heat a kadhai and pour the ghee in it.
6. When it becomes hot, pour in the paste and sugar and stir.
7. Keep stirring till the paste starts to harden and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
8. This will roughly take 45 mins to an hour. To test if the barfi is ready take a greased thali and put a drop of the mixture on it.
9. If it hardens on contact, then it is ready to be taken out.
10. Now put in the edible camphor and! elaichi powder and stir for a while to evenly distribute it.
11. Then pour it in the thali and cut in in squares or any shape you want.
12. Let it harden and delicious barfis are ready!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 335 Calories from Fat 201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g36.1%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 28.4 mg9.5%

Sodium 11 mg0.5%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.3 g9.4%

Sugars 22.5 g

Protein 6 g12.6%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 0.38%

Calcium 7.1% Iron 8.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
One of my favorite sweets... thanks for the recipe... i usually buy it
Rashmi Ambadkar's picture
This is my daughter's favourite sweet, thanks for the recipe, I would surely prepare at home.
Anonymous's picture
Kaju katli is just cashew burfi; there is no almonds in them
Anonymous's picture
Cashew barfi - my favorite... I'll try to prepare this at home.
Anonymous's picture
Kaju Katli is my brother's favorite Diwali mithai and I try to make it for him every year.
Anonymous's picture
One sweet that isn't too sweet.
sumer mehta's picture
I really love kaju burfi!
Anonymous's picture
my favorite sweet in the whole world! Can't wait to try out this recipe
shruti's picture
love this sweet but i'm not confident about how the homemade version wud come out..
colorfulcandies's picture
nice kaju barfi recipe to try at home.
foodiefreak's picture
Just got a box of kaju katli...cant wait till Diwali to open it...But this
bonappetit's picture
looks tempting...have never tried a burfi at home though!
chockyfoodie's picture
This is one of my favorite sweets and I think most of the Indians are grown up on the dose of Kaju katli during special occasions.
Aliena Varghese's picture
remains a personal fave
bronzegoddess.bright's picture
i love it if it has cashews in it!
gujjufoodie's picture
This is undoubtedly my favorite barfi. I have compete with anyone in a Kaju Katli eating competetion!!!
Anonymous's picture
My sister and I would fight for these when we were kids. Im going to make these at home and gift her a box too :)
Kaju Katli - Cashewnut-Almond Barfi Recipe