Kaju Katli (Barfi)

Kaju Katli - This delicious Diwali dessert is a hot favorite with people of ages. Learn how to make this sweet dish in less than 10 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Diwali sweet, Under 30-minutes
Method Stovetop
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 116kcal
Author Anushree Shetty



  • 1.5 cups unsalted cashews NOT roasted
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup milk powder instant non-fat dry milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons water


  • Grind the cashews into a fine powder in ½ cup increments.
  • Mix the milk powder and confectioners sugar well and microwave them on HIGH power for 1 minute in 30-second increments i.e. microwave them for 30 seconds and whisk them well and microwave them again for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the powdered cashew to this mixture and mix it well. Start kneading them by adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time till it forms a dough.( Note: You do not need ghee, the cashews will let their oil out.Also, I used my stand in mixer to help me with the kneading. You don't really need to use it - kneading by hand should be fine)
  • Using a greased rolling pin, roll the dough to your designed thickness onto a wax paper
  • Cut the dough into desired shapes using a pizza cutter. They will be very soft to begin with and will start hardening in 10-15 minutes.
  • Store them in a refrigerator.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.8mg