Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Authored By Molly Wakeman

Kaju Katli is a popular Indian sweet. They are commonly eaten in North India during the festival of Diwali where people give boxes of Kaju Katli as gifts. Kaju means cashew nut in Hindi, and they are mixed with sugar, ghee and rose water to make this tasty Kaju Katli.

Prep: 40 mins

Serves: 4


1 cup Cashew Nuts

1/2 cup White Sugar

1/2 cup Water

1 tbsp Butter Ghee

1 tsp Rose Water



  1. Start off by powdering the cashews in a grinder until they are completely ground. They should remain dry.
  2. Heat the sugar and water on a low flame in a non-stick pan. .
  3. When the sugar has dissolved into the water, add the cashew powder and stir the mixture on a low flame. You will begin to notice the mixture starting to thicken. Continue cooking it for about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Once the mixture is done, remove it from the pan and put it into a large bowl. Then add the rose water, and ghee to the cashew mixture.
  5. Once it has cooled slightly, begin kneading the cashew mixture. Place it onto greaseproof paper, or onto a greased tray.
  6. Place another sheet of greaseproof paper on top of the cashew mixture and use a rolling pin to roll the dough gently until you reach your desired thickness.
  7. Take the greaseproof paper off and let the dough cool even more. Once it has cooled completely, use a sharp knife to cut the cashew dough into diamond shapes.
  8. Serve your Kaju Katlis on a plate or keep them in an airtight container for later.


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