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This Kaju Katli Recipe is an Indian cashew fudge treat that uses cashew flour and ghee to make a soft, tasty treat. We show you how easy it is to make this recipe in your Instant Pots with just 4 basic ingredients. It has a long shelf life and is perfect for get-togethers for edible favor boxes.

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Kaju Katli

Kaju katli, also known as kaju barfi, is a traditional Indian dessert. It is similar to barfi. 

In English, Kaju means “cashew.” 

To make this barfi or fudge, you typically need to thicken milk and sugar with other ingredients.

In our kaju katli recipe, you will need to thicken water, ghee, sugar, and cashew flour.

Why you will love this kaju katli recipe 

When you make this kaju katli recipe, you will understand why homemade kaju katli is the best. Most sweet shops don’t quite give the true taste justice.

Our Instant Pot kaju katli is a quick and easy recipe. Once you make it, it has a very long shelf life.

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Ingredients to make Kaju Katli

When you want to make the best Instant Pot kaju katli, you will want to have these ingredients on hand:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Ghee (check out how we make homemade ghee in Instant Pot)
  • Ground cashew flour or almond flour
  • Edible silver leaves

Instant Pot Kaju Katli Recipe

When you want to make the best kaju katli recipe you will ever taste, follow these simple steps:

  1. First, add the sugar and water to the inner pot and mix well.
  2. Next, close the lid, seal the vent and pressure cook for 10 minutes at high pressure followed. Once it is done, do a quick release of pressure.
  3. When the pressure is released, open the lid of the Instant Pot and then add ghee and almond or cashew flour. Once added, stir the ingredients together until it forms a thick paste and starts leaving the sides. If it still looks runny saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. After 2 minutes, pour or scoop out the thick paste from the pot onto a silicone mat or greased thali.
  5. Using a spatula, spread it evenly until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
  6. Next, place parchment paper on the dough and roll with a rolling dough to make it even.
  7. Once even, garnish with a spread of edible silver leaves covering the entire area.
  8. Finally, give it about 10 minutes to set and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the fudge into diamond shaped pieces.
Kaju Katli step by step recipe
step by step kaju katli recipe

Pro Tips to make the best Kaju Katli

When you want to make the best kaju katli recipe at home, follow these simple tips and tricks:

  • Make sure to do a quick release of pressure to prevent over-cooking.
  • To help make it even, use a piece of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to flatten it.
  • Allow it to to for at least 10 minutes and then cut into your preferred shapes.
Kaju Katli

FAQs

Can I use almond instead of cashews?

When we make this recipe and only have almond flour on hand, we will sub it in with no issues. It has a slightly different flavor, but you will still enjoy it.

Cashews flour substitute

If you don’t have cashew flour, you can grind your own or use almond flour instead. If you can’t find cashew flour at your local grocery store, you can try an Indian store or order it online.

Variations 

For some added variety, you can use rose petals, pistachios, or rose essence. You can also cut it into different patterns if you prefer or potentially even use small cookie cutters to make fun shapes.

What kind of cashews to choose 

When we make this recipe, we use unsalted, unroasted cashews if we need to grind them ourselves. If you use a cashew flour, you can generally use whatever you can find.

How to roll the dough

When we roll the dough, we use parchment paper to help give it an even look. You want it to be roughly ¼ inch thick for best results when setting.

What are the silver edible leaves?

Silver edible leaves are a decorative item you may find on various baked goods. It adds a fancy, decorative touch to foods and a mild sweetness. You can skip this, but it does make it look really nice.  I

Where can I find them

They don’t typically sell silver edible leaves at the local store, but you can order them off of Amazon.

How to store kaju katli

Once you have cut the fudge into pieces, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks… if people don’t eat it first that is!

Kaju Katli Recipe

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Kaju katli recipe

Easy Kaju Katli Recipe

Yield: 30 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Kaju Katli, a traditional Indian dessert that uses cashew flour and ghee to make a soft, tasty fudge like treat. With a long shelf life, you can enjoy kaju katli for quite a while, at least if you and your family don’t devour it first! Chances are good, once you make it, you will need to make a new batch soon after!

Ingredients

Instructions

How to make Kaju Katli in Instant Pot

When you want to make the best kaju katli recipe you will ever taste, follow these simple steps:

  1. First, add the sugar and water to the inner pot and mix well.
  2. Next, close the lid, seal the vent and pressure cook for 10 minutes at high pressure followed. Once it is done, do a quick release of pressure.
  3. When the pressure is released, open the lid of the Instant Pot and then add ghee and almond or cashew flour. Once added, stir the ingredients together until it forms a thick paste and starts leaving the sides. If it still looks runny saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. After 2 minutes, pour or scoop out the thick paste from the pot onto a silicone mat or greased thali.
  5. Using a spatula, spread it evenly until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
  6. Next, place parchment paper on the dough and roll with a rolling dough to make it even.
  7. Once even, garnish with a spread of edible silver leaves covering the entire area.
  8. Finally, give it about 10 minutes to set and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the fudge into diamond shaped pieces.

Notes

  • Make sure to do a quick release of pressure to prevent over-cooking.
  • To help make it even, use a piece of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to flatten it.
  • Allow it to to for at least 10 minutes and then cut into your preferred shapes.

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Founder of TheBellyRulesTheMind.netI love to travel and experience different cultures and cuisines. Having lived in different countries across the globe like, India, Australia, Germany and United States has taught to enjoy and appreciate culinary experiences. I believe that food brings people together.

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