1 cup cashew nuts
½ cup sugar
100 ml water
½ tbsp cardamom powder
silver leaves (optional)for decoration
One of the most popular sweets in India, kaju katli, also known as kaju katari or kaju barfi, literally translates to “cashew slices”. It is impossible to not spot a box of kaju katli in an Indian household on a special occasion or family function, and especially, during Diwali. This delectable thin fudge is made with ground cashew nuts and sugar and is topped by vark (edible silver leaf). It is crucial to maintain the consistency of the cashew nut dough to get evenly cut diamond-shaped cashew slices. Kaju katli can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 10–15 days.
Cashew nuts primarily contain unsaturated fats that can help lower cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure levels, and improve heart health. They are rich in Vitamins C, E, K, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, and zinc and also contain antioxidants, phytochemicals and protein.
How to Make Kaju Katli
Note: Instead of ghee, you can use butter or vegetable oil.