How to Make Kaju Katli | Kaju Katli Recipe

Kaju Katli Recipe

Here is a recipe for Kaju Katli, a popular Indian sweet made from cashew nuts and sugar:

Kaju Katli Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup (200g) cashew nuts, finely ground
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • Silver varak (optional)

How to Make Kaju Katli

Step 1

Heat the sugar and water: In a pan, heat the sugar and water over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves completely. Continue cooking until the syrup reaches one-string consistency (when a drop stretched between your fingers forms a thin thread). You can check this by dropping a small amount of syrup in cold water. If it forms a soft ball, it’s ready.

Step 2

Add the cashew powder: Reduce the heat to low and slowly add the cashew powder to the sugar syrup, stirring continuously to avoid lumps.

Step 3

Add ghee and cardamom powder: Add the ghee and cardamom powder and mix well. Keep stirring and cooking until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and starts to gather as a mass. This takes about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4

Cool and shape: Remove from heat and transfer the mixture to a greased tray or plate. Let it cool completely and set for at least 3-4 hours, or until firm. Cut the mixture into diamond-shaped pieces or squares.

Step 5

Garnish (optional): You can garnish the Kaju Katli with silver varak (edible silver leaf) for a more festive look.

Serve: Serve Kaju Katli at room temperature or chilled.


  • Use fresh and good quality ghee for the best flavor.
  • Ensure the cashew powder is ground finely to avoid a grainy texture.
  • Don’t overcook the sugar syrup or the Kaju Katli will become hard.
  • Adjust the amount of cardamom powder to your preference.
  • You can use different variations like adding saffron, grated coconut, or chopped dates for a richer flavor and texture.
  • Store leftover Kaju Katli in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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