Kaju Katli – Easy Diwali Sweets

October 12, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Kaju Katli – the very name drives many of us crazy ?!? This is a very rich and exotic sweet. U can find this in any sweet stall and as far as I know this is the most expensive one!! But once u make it at home, am sure U will agree with me that homemade is the best!! I had posted this Kaju Katli recipe long back, have updated with new pics and video! 🙂

Here is the video…



Now to the recipe…


Kaju Katli My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]

Kaju Katli Ingredients:

  • Cashew – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Ghee – just for greasing


Kaju Katli My Magic Pan



  • Take a dry mixer and grind the cashew nuts into a fine powder. Keep this aside. Now in a wide bottom pan add the sugar and water just till immersing level (approx 1/4 cup) and heat it.

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  • Let the sugar syrup boil in medium flame until it reaches the single string consistency. Add the cashew nut powder and mix. Make sure there are no lumps.

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  • Stir continuously in low-medium flame. In a stage the mixture will become thick like a dough and start leaving the sides of the pan (say in 4-5 mins). Wet your hands and pinch a small piece of the mixture to check if you can roll it into a non sticky ball.This is the correct stage. Switch off the flame.

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  • When it is still warm, grease your palm and knead the mixture into a smooth & soft dough. Roll the dough in a flat greased tray and cut them into your desired shapes. I used a star shaped cookie cutter and rolled the uncut pieces into small bite sized balls. U can cut it into diamond shapes as shown in the video.

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That’s it!! Kaju Katli is ready.

Enjoy with your friends and family!!


Kaju Katli My Magic Pan




  1. When u grind the cashews, do it at a stretch until it is a fine powder. If u over-grind, it will become like a paste. Its ok if there are tiny bits.
  2. Single string consistency for sugar syrup is very important, so do not miss it. U can find this by touching the sugar syrup between your thumb & index finger.Keep the flame in medium always, so that u do not miss the correct stage.
  3. If u miss/pass the single string consistency, the dough will be crumbly.
  4. While kneading the mixture into a dough if its dry/crumbly add a few tsps of milk to get the right consistency. Mine was just fine so did not add milk. But do not be tempted to add more milk.
  5. Kneading the dough while it is warm is very important. Only then u will get a smooth texture.
  6. If u add milk, refrigerate the kaju katli as shelf life will be less.
  7. U can cut them into normal diamond shapes too. No matter what shape it just melted in the mouth 🙂


Kaju Katli My Magic Pan


PS: The step wise pics and the final pics/video where taken during different times. Hence the difference.

-By Sundari Nathan

6 comments to Kaju Katli – Easy Diwali Sweets

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    Oh! Love these beautiful shapes of kaju katlis. 🙂

  • Traditionallymodernfood  says:

    My fav sweet:-) I can finish in no time looks yum

  • Gloria  says:

    I like the shape you gave to the yummy kaju katli

  • kushi  says:

    WOW! I love the shape. Looks so perfect and yummy. One of my favorites 🙂

  • veena  says:

    wow! looks good nice cute shape..

  • alka munjal  says:

    Supeb nd tasty thanks

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