Delicious Indian Traditional Cashew Slices from Delhi. Authentic Recipe of Kaju Katli.

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The Indian Traditional Cashew Slices or Kaju Katli is a classic dessert made with cashews. This classic dessert is found at cultural sweet shops called Halwais in India. The word “Kaju” means “cashews” and “Katli” means “slices”. Kaju Katli is similar to the famous dessert, Barfi.

The dish looks impressive to the eyes as there’s a silver coating on the cashew-based dessert. Often served at weddings and festivals, the dish makes an appearance on occasions.

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Delicious Indian Traditional Cashew Slices from Delhi. Authentic Recipe of Kaju Katli.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: काजू कतली
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Dish Type Sweets Recipes
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 286 kcal


  • 1 cup Cashew
  • ½ cup White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ½ tsp Rose Water
  • 1 tsp Clarified Butter


  • Put the cashews in a grinder.
  • In a pan, add sugar, water, and rose water. Bring over medium heat.
  • Let the sugar melt and boil for 1 minute.
  • Lower the heat and add powdered cashews.
  • Add clarified butter.
  • Keep stirring for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Wait for 3-4 minutes to cool down the dough. Knead the dough with your hands to make it smooth.
  • Place another sheet of parchment paper on top.
  • Cut the dough into a diamond shape.
  • Serve the Kaju Katli.


Instead of using clarified butter, use vegan butter to make the dessert vegan.

Powder the cashews finely. Cashew dough should not be sticky. Use plain cashews. Do not overcook or the mixture will dry out.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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Religious Cooking Halal Recipes


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 213mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Cashew Slices, Kaju Katli Recipe, काजू कतली
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