Kaju katli or kaju barfi is one of the most popular Indian Sweets. It is made of cashews & sugar and often coated with a silver virk (foil). Kaju katli literally translates to “cashew slice”.
Kaju katli slices are thin, smooth textured, bite sized and diamond shaped pieces that can just melt in your mouth in few seconds. It has a rich taste due to the butter like flavor of cashew nuts.
Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a quintessential Indian sweet for festivals, parties and celebratory occasions all over the country.
It is no surprise that kaju katli happens to be one of the largest selling Indian sweets in a country known for its large variety of delicious sweets with marked regional influences.
Kaju katli has a longer shelf life compared to many other Indian sweets which makes its a widely gifted sweet item during Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi etc. It can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 3 weeks.
To make Kaju Katli at home follow the detailed step by step recipe posted below.
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Kaju Katli Recipe | Kaju Barfi
Ingredients For Kaju Katli Recipe | Kaju Barfi
- 1 Cup Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 2 Sheets Silver Vark (foil)
- 1 Teaspoon Ghee
Step By Step Instructions for Kaju Katli Recipe | Kaju Barfi
- Soak cashews in water for 4-5 hours.
- Drain the water and grind the cashews to a smooth paste in a grinder. If needed, add very little water to make a thick paste.
- Heat a heavy bottomed pan on low heat. Add 1 teaspoon of ghee to grease the pan.
- Add the cashew paste and sugar to the pan.
- Stir this mixture for about 10 minutes as it starts to thicken and the water is evaporated.
- Remove the mixture from the flame and transfer it to a large plate and let it cool down very slightly. The dough becomes brittle if it cools down too much, so it will need to be handled while it is still warm.
- Make a ball from the mixture and flatten the dough using a belan (rolling pin) till it reaches a thickness of about 4-6 mm.
- Spread the virk (silver sheet) on the flattened dough. This step is optional.
- Cut the dough diagonally into kite shapes.
- Kaju katli is ready. Allow it to cool fully, then serve as is or refrigerate for later.
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