Kaji Burfi

Kaju Katli/Kaju Burfi is one of the most popular Indian sweets. This cashew fudge is very rich and requires very less ingredients. You can either use silver leaf or powdered sugar and pistachios to decorate your Kaju Burfi.


Cashew nuts – 2 cup

Sugar – 1 cup

Water – 1/2 cup

Kewra essence – 4-5 drops

Desi Ghee – Just for greasing

Silver Leaf for decoration

Step By Step Kaju Katli Recipe 

  1. Grind the cashews in a dry mixer till they turn into fine powder. Please ensure to use cashews that are at normal temperature because refrigerated cashews will turn out pasty after grinding.
  2. Place a pan over medium flame, add water and sugar. Cook them on the minimum heat till the sugar is dissolved. Note:  This is just to dissolve the sugar in water and thus, there is no need to maintain a thread consistency. Add in cashew powder prepared in step 1.
  3. Mix the mixture and be sure that heat is the minimum. Add the kewra essence. Cook the mixture and check the consistency. First it will convert into dropping consistency. Then the mixture starts coming together as a dough. Note: Remember not to overcook or the texture of the burfi would become brittle. The mixture should be of the consistency that if you take it in your hands, you are able to form a ball.
  4. Turn the mixture into a mixing bowl and once it gets somewhat cool that you can handle in your hand ( not complete cool ) smear few drops of ghee or oil on hands and start kneading the cashew mixture till the mixture turns to smooth dough. This should take around a minute.
  5. Now take a butter paper or greased plate and roll the dough with a rolling-pin. You can adjust the thickness according to your choice.
  6. Cut the dough into diamond shape and decorate with silver leaf

Your Kaju Katli is ready to serve.

Those who can't prepare it at home , or don't have time to prepare it, they need not lose their heart. Indiabazaar brings you the ready made Kaju Katli from Haldiram.