Kaju Katli Read Count : 10

Category : Recipes

Sub Category : Desserts

  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/8 th tsp cardamom powder / elaichi powder
  • 1 tsp ghee, clarified butter
  • silver vark / saffron - optional


  • firstly, in a small mixer jar, take 1 cup cashews.
  • furthermore, grind to smooth powder. keep aside.
  • now in a non stick pan, take ½ cup of sugar along with ¼ cup of water.
  • keep the flame on low and keep on stirring to form syrup.
  • stir the sugar syrup till it forms 1 string consistency.
  • now sieve the ground cashew powder.
  • remember to keep the flame on low all the time and give a good mix.
  • add cardamom / saffron and continue to mix till it starts releasing from pan.
  • once the cashew paste turns to dough leaving the pan add a tsp of ghee.
  • continue to mix till the ghee melts completely and cashew dough is formed leaving the pan.
  • switch off the stove. and grease the butter paper with ghee.
  • transfer the cashew dough on to the butter paper.
  • grease your hand with little ghee and knead 30 seconds.
  • once you get smooth dough, cover with butter paper.
  • take a plate and press to form uniform layer.
  • then roll the dough with a rolling-pin, adjusting the thickness according to your choice.
  • cut the edges so that you can get perfect diamond shapes.
  • now cut the dough into diamond shape or the shape you wish for.
  • you can also decorate with silver leaf / silver vark.
  • finally, serve kaju katli to your brother and celebrate raksha bandhan.


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