Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

The extremely renowned sweet dish after ‘pedha’ comes ‘Kaju ki barfi’, broadly known as ‘Kaju katli’. How beautiful is that to make this sweet dish at home as you can make as much as desired! The name is enough for someone to drool over this dish, go and find a recipe, prepare it, eat it all, and then linger along the taste for really long!

Kaju ki barfi is largely distributed and mainly bought during Diwali, the festival of lights and sweets. Besides, at birthdays or inaugurations or gifting others or any other functions, many decide to go for it But whenever one craves for it, it is mostly bought from sweet shops. This sweet is very easily found in every other sweet shop. But it is definitely not cheap. And because this once it is bought home, it is nearly impossible to binge on it for 2-3 times. But once you know the method to make it at home, you can make as many as you want, anytime.

Kaju katli is a goan cuisine as cashews are found in Goa in abundance.

So, here is the sweet dish full of calories and mouth-watering enough. Make sure you follow the steps precisely as this recipe is not that easy to be made and a little change or mistake might charge you some. Happy cooking!

Time taken for Making KAJU KI BARFI

If followed correctly, the steps given below will take about 25-29 minutes to prepare and 25-29 minutes for cooking. I.e approximately an hour will be required. But, the taste out of this recipe is definitely worth the time so don’t worry about how long it will take to prepare. This might differ from person to person, variating by speed.

Number of Servings for KAJU KI BARFI :

Makes 20 pieces

Kaju ki Barifi

The extremely renowned sweet dish after ‘pedha’ comes ‘Kaju ki barfi’, broadly known as ‘Kaju katli’. How beautiful is that to make this sweet dish at home as you can make as much as desired! The name is enough for someone to drool over this dish, go and find a recipe, prepare it, eat it all, and then linger along the taste for really long! 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal
Recipe Author Sakshi

Ingredients for Kaju ki Barifi

  • 4 ⅙ cups cashew nut powder (Grinding the cashews finely)
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons liquid glucose
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ghee
  • Edible silver foil.

How to Make Kaju ki Barifi Recipe

Cashew nut paste can also be made or prepared instead of cashew powder as follows :

  1. Let the cashew nuts soak in water for about an hour or more. After these are soaked properly, drain them in some cloth and grind to make a fine paste. Use very less amount of water. 

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    Let the cashew nuts soak in water for about an hour or more. After these are soaked properly, drain them in some cloth and grind to make a fine paste. Use very less amount of water. 

Procedure to make Ghee:

  1. Heat 2 ½ cups white butter in a deep non-stick pan. Once the butter melts, reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, so that it does not scorch. Cook for 30 minutes or till it turns light brown and the residue settles down. Remove from heat and cool. Strain into an air-tight jar and let it cool completely. Cover and store.

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    Heat 2 ½ cups white butter in a deep non-stick pan. Once the butter melts, reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, so that it does not scorch. Cook for 30 minutes or till it turns light brown and the residue settles down. Remove from heat and cool. Strain into an air-tight jar and let it cool completely. Cover and store.

  2. Take a non-stick pan. Add sugar with 1 and 1/3 cups of water to it and then cook it. Let the sugar dissolve in the same.

  3. Add milk to this and collect the scum that has risen to the surface with a ladle and discard it.

  4. Cook the prepared sugar and milk mixture for about twelve minutes on medium heat or checking the consistency of the mixture till it becomes multi-string consistent.

  5. Stir the liquid glucose and add some ghee. Stir again.

  6. Remove the non-stick pan from heat. Add the cashew nut powder (Kaju powder) and stir again, continuously.

  7. Knead with soft hands to make dough out of it.

  8. Take some ghee, spread it lightly on an aluminium tray and spread the dough on the tray.

  9. Take butter paper and make the surface even with the help of the butter paper.

  10. Spread the edible silver foil over the surface and gently cut diamond shape or any other as required.

  11. The Kaju katli or Kaju ki barfi is ready to be served!

    Store it in an airtight container.