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Kaju katli recipe, cashew fudge recipe | how to make kaju katli

Kaju katli recipe is a royal Indian sweet,vegan cashew fudge,rich melt in mouth with just 4 ingredients!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sweet/dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 kaju katlis
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder


  • Soak cashews in water for 30 minutes. Powder the sugar.
  • Grind cashews to a very fine paste,just y sprinkling water.
  • Measure one cup of ground cashew paste and powdered sugar and take in a non stick pan. Mix well.
  • Now heat the mixture over low-medium flame and start to stir. Add saffron and mix well
  • Keep stirring for 7-10 minutes,till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides.Scrape the edges while stirring.
  • Once the mixture forms a lump and gathers in the center,pinch a very small amount and make a ball with your fingers. if you are able to form a ball,then it is the correct consistency.Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool for a while.
  • Once the mixture is warm to touch,knead into a very soft dough.
  • Roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle and make diamond shaped pieces.
  • Allow the pieces to set for 10 minutes. Store kaju katlis airtight.


1. Do not add more water while grinding. Just sprinkle to ease the grinding,the cashew paste should be very smooth.
2.Do not cook the mixture more than 10 minutes. Once the lump reaches soft ball stage,remove from flame.The mixture will further thicken when it cools.
3.Knead the mixture very well but gently,the more you knead the more soft your kaju katlis will be.
4. If the dough seems to be dry you can a tablespoon of milk or water while kneading.


Serving: 20g | Calories: 83kcal