Kaju kathli / Cashewnut fudge/Kaju burfi recipe

          This has been in my to do list for a very long time.  This is one sweet which is enjoyed by one and all and even by people who are not that fond of sweets. Its very popular in India especially during festivals and any celebrations. I am really amazed by the varieties of cashew sweets available in the sweet marts in India nowadays.They are available in different shapes and sizes due to its properties very similar to a fondant. Cashew rolls are also quite popular and some are even stuffed with other nuts like pistachios and almonds. They are even shaped into strawberries or apples and sweetened betel leaves with appropriate flavour and colour making it even more attractive.

      I am quite tempted to try different varieties of this ever popular cashew sweets in the future. And I decided to give it a start with the most  simple and basic kaju kathli or diamond shaped cashew sweet. I have seen a number of recipes people follow to make this one. Whichever recipe you follow, I am sure you won’t go wrong and this is one sweet which can be enjoyed anyway. Just roll them into balls if your not able to slice them into  a proper shape.

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Kaju kathli / Cashewnut fudge/Kaju burfi recipe Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Keep the cashews in the fridge for sometime. Then grind the chilled cashews in a blender in small batches to a very fine powder. Run the blender at short intervals at high speed. By this process, the oil in the cashews will not ooze out and will give a dry powder.(tip from a cook book Swaad sugandh)
  2. Now heat a pan and add 1/4 cup of water along with the sugar.Allow the sugar to dissolve and allow it to boil for sometime till you get a one string consistency.Add the cardamom powder and saffron strands. Gradually add the cashewnut powder. Keep stirring and ensure that there are no lumps. Allow the mixture to thicken. You can check if it is done by taking a small drop of this mixture and see if your able to roll it into a ball without it sticking to your fingers.Remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool for sometime. Then knead the mixture to a smooth dough. Place the smooth dough on a tin lined with baking paper/waxed paper or parchment paper. Press with your palms and fingers to form a thick circle or you can use a rolling pin to roll it into a circle. Now cut them to diamond shaped pieces using a sharp knife.
  3. You can use the silver warq on the top of the fudge before slicing them if your prefer. I did not use it.
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  1. Hamaree Rasoi

    Excellent looking fudge dear. Looks delicious.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Taste of Mysore

    Yummy looking fudge, tempting me to make some now 😛

  3. Sukanya Ramkumar

    WOW… This is my all time fav. Looks beautiful and perfect…. YUM!

  4. Perfection ~ That is amazing. I would like one or two ~ right now!:)US Masala

  5. Hari Chandana

    Looks simply perfect and delicious !!..Indian Cuisine

  6. Valarmathi

    Yummy fudge, looks perfect and delicious.

  7. Jayashree

    Your kathli has come out so well. Tempted to try it out.

  8. Aruna Manikandan

    looks delicious dear 🙂

  9. Love these..looks so perfect n yum

  10. Wow! thanks for sharing the recipe of my most favorite sweet..Sunanda’s Kitchen

  11. Prathibha

    Love this burfi a lot….looks really yummy..:)

  12. Can never say no to this yum sweet..nice recipe.

  13. I am not tired of having them, Looks delicious!

  14. Looks lovely and delicious.. love the presentation too 🙂

  15. Priya Yallapantula

    Very well done. Even I have to try a burfi recipe yet.

  16. This is my most favorite sweet 🙂 love it 🙂

  17. Priya Suresh

    Very excellent and prefect looking katlis, feel like having some..

  18. This is one of my favorite sweets, looks delicious !

  19. Torviewtoronto

    delicious kathli looks wonderful


    Wonderfully turned out katlis!! All time family favorite!

  21. never made kaju kathlis at home .. looks good

  22. Sandhya Hariharan

    This is tempting…. Who wudnt love this delectable sweet 🙂

  23. SpicyTasty

    Looks wonderful. I am huge fan of Kaju katli. I would like to invite you to our “Quick and easy recipe mela” and enter your recipe. We would be glad to see your participation. Thanks.

  24. Ramya Bala

    Perfect n deliciously prepared sweet!!!

  25. its been a long time i made this.u tempted me 🙂


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