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Kaju katli | kaju katli recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
Generally, Kaju katli we make during Diwali time as it is one a must recipe for diwali at my in laws place. But my mil makes in a different way which i have posted already as Kaju coconut burfi. I tried this version of Kaju katli 3 years back when i learned from my cousin. This method is extremely easy and doesn’t involve much of ghee as we use for other sweets and also it is mild in sweetness too.
Yesterday was my son Varun’s bithday and i asked what to make for his birthday . He is not a big fan of cake or sweets or ice creams and he told me to make the “diamond shaped sweet”. so i made Kaju katli and he loved it too. Over to the recipe of Kaju katli now:
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This recipe i got from my cousin and followed few tips from Lavi’s blog also.


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  • Before starting the process keep the cashew nuts out from the refrigerator and pat dry it and bring it to normal room temperature. It should not contain any moisture while grinding else it will become soggy and not into a powder..
  • Grind the cashew into a fine powder , please ensure that the mixie should be dry.
  • Do not over do as the cashew nuts will start emitting oil and the powder will become soggy.
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  • Take 1/2 cup of sugar and melt this in a wide pan with just 5-6 tblsp of water.
  • Do not add more water.
  • Heat till the sugar gets dissolved stirring in between.
  • Once sugar gets dissolved stop stirring and boil till this reach one string consistency.
  • You can check the one thread  consistency of the syrup between the thumb and the index finger. This step is important.
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  • Once the consistency is reached you can add the cashew nut powder and start stirring it in a low flame. Keep doing till it reaches a soft dough consistency. Over doing this will result in hard burfis.
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  • When done transfer it to a plate and when it is warm grease your hands and start kneading it into a  soft dough. I sprinkled little milk as my was bit dry. but my cousin told generally by practise we will come to know the right stage and adding of more milk also reduces the shelf life of the burfis.
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  • Once done, transfer it to a wide greased plate and start rolling it thinly with a rolling pin. Cut them into diamonds and the kaju katlis are ready to eat now.
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  • My son loved this and he had a very nice birthday with his friends.

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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj February 15, 2013 - 7:39 am

very yummy n my favorite katli… very drool worth akka…

CHITRA February 15, 2013 - 7:42 am

Lovely looking kajus.. i too make the same way 🙂

APARNARAJESHKUMAR February 15, 2013 - 7:47 am

yummy wishing varun a very happy birthday 🙂 i loved the back saree colour 🙂 so nice 🙂

Arthy Suman February 15, 2013 - 7:53 am

love cashews…delicious preparation…

Uma Ramanujam February 15, 2013 - 7:59 am

Happy birthday to your kid Jeyashri. I like kaju katli too.. Looks tempting.

Akila February 15, 2013 - 8:49 am Reply
Prathima Rao February 15, 2013 - 8:53 am

Perfect katlis!!! belated bday wishes to dear Varun!!
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prathibha Garre February 15, 2013 - 9:16 am

Belated wishes to ur son Jey..those Katlis look yumm

Helen Prabha February 15, 2013 - 9:48 am

Belated wishes dear Varun….Have a wonderful year ahead…..

Katli's looks delicious….

WeR SAHM February 15, 2013 - 9:51 am

delicious diamond sweet as kids always refer to it…. happy birthday Varun Kanna…

Revathi February 15, 2013 - 10:09 am

Belated happy birthday varun…. Awesome and neat clicks, yummy katil's

sowmya(creative saga) February 15, 2013 - 10:26 am

My son loves the diamond shaped sweets..his favourite…looks perfect and delicious..

Priya February 15, 2013 - 10:41 am

Belated birthday wishes to your Young man, neat and prefect katlis.

Vimitha Anand February 15, 2013 - 10:56 am

Kaju katli is my hubbys favorite sweet. Urs looks so perfect. will try soon

Veena Theagarajan February 15, 2013 - 12:01 pm

looks yummy and great

Anu February 15, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Looks delicious, got nice shape too….

Gayathri Ramanan February 15, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Simple recipe..kaju looks perfect and delicious….

Dipti Joshi February 15, 2013 - 1:51 pm

I like your simple method of preparation. Looks yummy!

Kitchen Queen February 15, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Happy Birthday to your kid and what a nice way to celebrate.

divya February 15, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Happy Birthday to your kid and looks awesome n yummy katli…

Shama Nagarajan February 15, 2013 - 3:38 pm

wow..good one .

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Rasi February 15, 2013 - 6:57 pm

one of my fav too.. looks so good!

sathu February 16, 2013 - 1:22 am

happy belated wishes to ur son, jshree ..wishing him a good health and happier years ahead.
nice recepie i will do it in the same manner .(:

tinku shaji February 16, 2013 - 3:50 am Reply
Nivedhanams Sowmya February 16, 2013 - 4:21 am

Happy Birthday to your son!!! and this katili is looking super perfect!!!
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Premalatha Aravindhan February 16, 2013 - 11:00 am

Hope Varun enjoyed the sweet,luks so perfect and yum…

ShravsCookBookBlog February 16, 2013 - 2:03 pm

happy bday to ur son….yummy and easy kaju kathli

Anu Chandramohan February 16, 2013 - 2:24 pm

simple dish… but tastes yummy

Hema February 16, 2013 - 5:29 pm

They look perfect Jeyashri, even I do it the same way..

Home Cooked Oriya Food February 16, 2013 - 6:30 pm

love the kaju katli… yummy!

Jayanthi Karthikeyan February 16, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Yummy Kaju Katli…

Vineetha February 16, 2013 - 9:54 pm

wow yummy kaju katlis…thesse are to die for 🙂

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran February 18, 2013 - 4:51 am

Heavenly delight. It's my favorite. Nice presentation

Sharmilee! :) February 18, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Rich and yummy sweet, love it anytime!

Lavi Raj March 4, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Jey, katli's looks so perfect and smooth! Even Ranga is keeping on asking me! have to make it soon! again, iam just adoring your style of food photography!

Priya Rajesh October 23, 2013 - 1:58 pm

I am in abu dhabi. i tried today evening kaju katli, but ending i feel sugar crispiness in dough and also my dough is very silky cannot able to cut. i followed every step above you describe, by ending for hard dough you may also add table spoon of milk you have mentioned, so i followed that..
where i did mistake, correct me… it will help to next try

jeyashri suresh October 25, 2013 - 7:47 am

Hi Priya,
I feel the one string consistency you must not have got. Because sugar will get completely dissolved in that stage. AFter the sugar dissolved in another 5 to 10 minutes you get one string consistency.

Priya Rajesh October 29, 2013 - 12:39 pm

thank you soo much.. i will try next time…

Priya Rajesh October 29, 2013 - 12:42 pm

thank you so much.. your dishes are soo yummy and inspired to cook my self and my friend gayathri..

Bargavi Ravi October 24, 2013 - 5:48 pm

tried dis one today came out really well


Bargavi Ravi October 24, 2013 - 5:49 pm

tried dis today and c ame out really well


Shruti November 1, 2013 - 9:12 pm

I tried this recipe today for Diwali celebration, turned out great! Thanks for sharing it…

Meena Nags October 30, 2014 - 10:13 am

Hi jeyshri.. I tried it today and am happy that I got right on the first attempt of trying this yummy sweet .. Wanted to thank u for the clear guidance

Mehul Teli November 6, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Adding a little cardamom powder and 2 drops of Rose essence will enhance the taste of this Kaju katli recipe. To top it, you can apply silver foil over it. Do try it.

Kavitha October 24, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Thank you for the failproof recipe. Followed every step of your recipe and it turned out yummy.For a variation, I used Almonds and cashews in a 1:1 ratio.

suguna May 16, 2016 - 5:46 pm

Hi am suguna ,I saw your recipes easy understandable. Today I tried kaju Katli the result is negative , it's not coming properly.i couldn't roll it soo sticky

jeyashri suresh May 19, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Hi the reason may be the sugar syrup may have more water and not attained the right consistency.No worries, just cook this in the pan for few more minutes and then cool it and roll.


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