Kaju Katli – Cashew Fudge sweet


Kaju Katli – Cashew Fudge sweet  is one of the easiest Indian sweets, with very few ingredients, to make and it’s perfect to eat during the Shravan month’s fast.


    • 2 cups of raw cashews
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • large pinch of saffron
    • ½ tsp of ground cardamom
    • ¾ water


1.  Grind the cashew nuts.  I used a coffee grinder but any dry grinder is suitable for this.  Using a sieve with largish holes, sieve the cashew powder and re-grind any of the big pieces left.  At the same time remember not to grind the cashews too much as they will start to release their oils.


2.  Transfer the cashew powder to a microwave proof dish and heat the cashew powder for 2-4 minutes, stirring in between.  This takes away the raw taste of the cashew nuts.

3.  In a saucepan, add ¾ cup of water to the sugar and heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves.  Keep this boiling for about 10 minutes and add the saffron and cardamom powder. Dip a wooden spoon into the  sugar syrup to check the sugar consistency.  To find the correct consistency  – touch your fore finger on the sugar syrup.  Touch this finger to your thumb and pull apart gently.  The sugar will feel sticky and should pull apart in one string.  This is called the one string consistency.   You may have to keep testing the syrup to get the right one string consistency.  One you get the sugar syrup to one string consistency – add it to the cashew powder and mix well.



4.  Transfer the cooked mixture to a greased dish.  Using the back of a spoon or a very small flat bottomed bowl, press the mixture into the dish and make it nice and smooth.  Allow Kaju Katli – Cashew Fudge sweet to cool. P1180333

5.  Once cool – cut Kaju Katli – Cashew Fudge sweet into little diamond shapes as traditionally this is the shape given to Kaju Katli.   These little Kaju Katli – Cashew Fudge sweet diamonds can be stored in a tin and can be stored  up to a fortnight. P1180338

Can you think of any Indian sweet that is easier to make then Kaju Katli?

  • maxwell ivey

    hi; i’m surprised to be the first to comment. it sounds like an easy recipe. Its beyond my skill level, but my ability extends to things that can be microwaved. i am a gastric surgery success so wonder how this one would be viewed by the nutritionist from my clinic. keep the posts coming, max

    • MinaJoshi5409

      Max – Thanks for leaving comments

  • MinaJoshi5409

    Lydz – You can use roasted Cashew nuts as long as they are not salted.

  • MinaJoshi5409

    Thanks Susan

  • maxwell ivey

    it was nothing; I got to support my friends. just wonder about the recipe. think I will message it to our gastric support group and see what the nutritionist says about it. best of luck, max

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