Kaju Katli, Indian cashew fudge .

Kaju Katli- Indian cashew fudge

Kaju katli is a classic Indian mithai that fills up the typical colourful boxes that are exchanged at Diwali or stealing a few hearts at colourful Indian weddings.
That colourful box of mithai filled with kaju katli is one of our favourite Indian sweets. The diamond-shaped silver-coated cashew fudge is one that my children love as well. This no-cook cashew fudge is fairly easy to make. Look forward to making this at Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Navratri, Krishna Jayanthi or any other Indian festival. In fact, this is one of the most loved edible gifts at Christmas too.

Let’s get making kaju katli.

Making kaju katli as a  beginner can sound intimidating. Trust me, it is easier than baking. This recipe card has the details of this process. Check the recipe notes as well before you start.

indian cashew fudge.

Kaju Katli - Indian Cashew fudge

A delicious indianmithai made with cashews and flavoured with cardamom.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Desserts, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine gluten free, Indian, Kids choice, Vegetarian
Servings 20 pieces


  • blender
  • Thick bottomed pan.


  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup drinking water
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder


  • On the heavy bottomed pan, roast the cashews on low heat.
  • Remove one cashew and check if it crushes well.
  • Remove the cashews and let them cool.
  • Grind the cashews into a fine powder. Set it aside till it is needed.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the water and add it to the pan.
  • Set it a low heat and bring it to a vigrous boil.
  • Sift in the cashew powder and keep stirring so there are no lumps formed.
  • Add the cardamom powder and keep stirring and mixing.
  • Let the mix cook down , till you can move it around in the pan easily.
  • Once you are able to pinch of pieces and it holds shape, remove from heat and transfer to parchment paper.
  • Allow a couple of minute to cool,.
  • Knead the mix well and flatten the mix .
  • Place another parchment paper on it and roll the mix.
  • Roll to about 0.5 cm thickness.
  • Slice the flattened mix at diagonals to make diamond shaped patterns.
  • Allow to cool further and remove the slices onto a plate.
  • The kaju katli is ready.
    indian cashew fudge.
Keyword Indian desserts, Indian vegetarian dinner
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Why make it at home?

There are plenty of Indian sweets in the market. Then why make these cashew thins at home? Homemade kaju katli is tastier than the store-bought ones. They are nuttier as there is no other flour added to them. When you are making this at home you are in total control of the amount of sugar that goes in. Since the homemade kaju katli is not loaded up in sugar it is on a delightful treat that an overloaded greasy mithai. This is why it is one that is loved by a lot of my colleagues as edible gifts.

Try some more of these Indian style mithai during this festival season.

Here is a long list of Indian sweets that you may like.

Black rice ladoo – Roasted rice ladoo with coconut and cardamom is a sweet treat perfect as a jar snack as well.

Carrot halwa– you cannot resist digging into a bowl of this ever satisfying treat.

Karachi halwa – the mithai that brings in a perfect halwai touch to it is this sliced halwa.

Almond papaya halwa– dig into this bowl of soothing papaya halwa during any Indian festival and make memories.

Peanut ladoo – Easiest to make, this peanut ladoo comes together in no time.

Linking up.

As a food blogger, I am constantly in search to make this blog better each day. Hope you are with me on this journey. Originally, this recipe was published in 2017. I think it is high time to get it updated. So here we are with Foodies redoing old posts to update and improve the reader experience. The recipe and images remain the same. Let us know how you like the changes.


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7 years ago

Looks easy,am going to try

Shan Helen
Shan Helen
6 years ago

This is the recipe I tried for Ganesh Chathurti 2017 Ms Seema. Turned out very nice as you can see in the picture. Thank you.

Mayuri Patel
2 years ago
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Everyones favourite and easy to make, if certain tips are followed. Like your tip about pinching a bit of the mixture to check if it is done. Love kaju katli and will be making some for Navratri.

2 years ago
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We all love kaju katli and my son is a fan of it. If he wants any 1 Indian Mithai, this will be on his top list. Thanks for the share, would give it a try.

2 years ago
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Kaju katli is always a winner at home. the easy steps making is sound like a breeze. I loved the tip of roasting the cashews before powdering it

2 years ago
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Perfectly made kaju katli and such an easy recipe too. Thank you for sharing this. Can’t wait to try it out soon.

2 years ago
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Kaju katli is such an essential and much sought after Indian sweet. Though easy to make, yet there are tips and tricks to be followed to give it the perfect look. You have done full justice. The kaju katli is perfectly shaped. Loving this recipe!

2 years ago
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I love Kaju katli, thanks for sharing such a simple and easy way of making it. Homemade things are always the best, I will also try making them at home.

Hayley Dhanecha
2 years ago
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Kaju katli is a queen of all Indian mithais yet only made with 2 main ingredients. Thanks for giving us some useful tips. Lovely share

Uma Raghupathi
Uma Raghupathi
2 years ago
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Such an easy and decadent dessert! My family will love this and thanks for the recipe.

Chef Mireille
2 years ago
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I’m allergic to cashew but my Mom loves them. Will make this for her soon! I’m sure she will love it!

Jayashree T.Rao
2 years ago
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Kaju Katli is one of the favourite sweets at home. Good tips to make it easily at home. Will make it once the festive season begins.

Priya Vj
2 years ago
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You have made the recipe sound like a breeze . I love kaju katli a lot but never dared to make it at home for the fear of not getting it right. Bookmarking it right away

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