Kaju Katli in tamil / Cashew burfi sweet recipe

Kaju Katli also known as Kaju barfi is an Indian sweet make with cashew nuts, sugar, ghee and flavored with cardamom. It is a very simple recipe and can be prepared in a few minutes time.

  • Prep time – under 10 mins
  • Cook time – 10 mins
  • Yields – 10-15 nos

Ingredients needed: 

  • Cashew nuts – 1 cup
  • Sugar -1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Ghee -2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder -1/2 tsp


  1. Cashew nut powder: This is very important step.
    1. Cashew nut should be dry enough before you powder it.
    2. If you take it from refrigerator, bring it to a normal temperature first. Also, you can dry roast it for 2 minutes
    3. While powdering it, do not operate the mixie at a stretch. Cashew will start leaving oil and becomes sticky. To avoid this, run the mixie with intervals.
    4. So, cashew nut powder should be non-sticky and little coarse.


  1. Grease a plate with ghee and keep it aside.


  • In a nonstick pan, add water and sugar. Boil until the sugar dissolves.
  • When it starts boiling, add Cardamom powder and cashew nut powder.
  • Mix well and cook on low flames. Add 2 tsp ghee and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • The mixture should not stick to your hands. You should be able to make a soft ball out of it. That is the correct stage to switch off the flame.

Then put the mixture on a greased plate and flatten it with a spatula. or you can roll out thinly with a rolling pin.

Cut into diamond shapes after it cools a little. Do not cut when it is hot. Also use a sharp knife for cutting.

Enjoy this Diwali by preparing this easy Kaju Katli/Cashew burfi at home.



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