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Kaju Katli (Cashew/Munthiri Paruppu Burfi)

Kaju_Katli_Cashew_Munthiri_Paruppu_Burfi_1 Kaju Katli is a traditional sweet and is easy to prepare. This sweet uses powdered cashew nut and few drops of ghee to grease the tray and the knife used to cut the burfi.

Cashew can be dry roasted in a pan and then powdered. The purpose is to make the cashew crisp. First heat the pan and switch off flame. Now put the cashew and stir in between in regular interval till crisp. You may repeat this process if required. Dry roasting with the pan on flame may lead to over roasting and cashew may become oily/sticky while powdering.

I roasted cashew nuts till crisp in microwave oven for one minute and by stirring it at 20 seconds interval. Then I powdered it coarsely.

Cashew nut is known as Munthiri Paruppu in Tamil and as Kaju in Hindi.


  • Cashew nut – 1 cupKaju_Katli_Cashew_Munthiri_Paruppu_Burfi_2
  • Sugar – ¾ to 1 cup (one cup gives full sweetness)
  • Cardamom powder or any other flavor – ½ tea spoon
  • Water – 4 table spoon
  • Ghee – few drops


  • Powder cashew nut; add sugar in a pan with water and heat it in moderate flame; grease a tray and keep ready.

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  • When sugar starts boiling, lower the flame, cook for one third consistency; make sure the sugar is fully melted; if you are not comfortable to find one third consistency, add a drop of boiling sugar in little water; if that settles in one place without spreading/dissolving that is fine for this.

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  • Switch off gas (fire), add powdered cashew nut, cardamom powder; mix well by stirring continuously for few minutes till the mix forms as a lump.

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  • Spread the cashew-sugar mix on the greased tray (if you want thin pieces, spread it to a thin layer); when warm cut into pieces.

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  • Now Kaju Katli (Cashew Burfi) is ready.



  • Water needed is just to wet the sugar; do not add more water in sugar.

{ 11 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya May 19, 2010, 3:43 pm

    you have done it so perfectly ,its just looking like the one which i used to buy ..my fav,looks yummy

  • shamanags May 19, 2010, 5:02 pm

    delicious sweet..my daughter’s favourite

  • Manju Rajender May 19, 2010, 5:03 pm

    A very rich and healthy sweet, especially for children.

  • Jyoti V May 19, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Wow , looks so so perfect…mouth watering!!

  • swathi May 19, 2010, 11:30 pm


    Kaju katli looks really nice, i love it.

  • Suman May 20, 2010, 2:33 am

    WOW…beautiful looking kaju katli…its been long time i had this…its so tempting..thanks for sharing this!

  • Jagruti May 20, 2010, 4:28 am

    Looks so yummy and mouthwatering !!

  • niloufer riyaz May 20, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Im drroling over that kaju katli, my fav:):)

  • Starley CW May 28, 2010, 1:55 pm

    we just love this sweet and I am very happy for the recipes. Keep up the good work. Your website is of great help to us. Keep posting us more recipes. Also post some recipes for diet(to slim).

  • Mekala November 19, 2012, 7:22 pm

    I made these and it came out perfect. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  • Vidhya July 18, 2013, 2:38 am

    I tried this twice it came out good.Thanks for sharing this recipe:)

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