Kaju Katli Recipe - Typical Sweets from India

Originally from the northern part of India, barfi is a sweet made with sugar in sweetened condensed milk and then condensed in a solid shape. Made without color or flavor, this sweet becomes solid like ice. The name is a derivative of the word for snow. It is often compared to Fudge, given its extreme sweetness and consistency.

Often referred to as the Indian cheesecake, this favorite has a vague smell of cheese. It also resembles some types of cheese. However, although it may look like cheese or have a vague smell similar to it, it does not taste like cheese. Another popular type of this dessert is Besan Barfi. Besan barfi includes flour in the recipe.

Pista Barfi has pistachio added to it. Often, the edges are wound on the ground nuts and whole pieces of nut can also be. Similarly, Kaju barfi has cashews included within the recipe.

The most popular spice used to flavor this cake is cardamom. However, depending on where it is prepared, many different aromas are dedicated in this simple but very popular dessert. Silver leaf on the edges of barfi is popular when the confection should be served in an important event such as a wedding or other similar occasion.

Filled with flavor that provide a contrast of colors, Kaju Katli is often rolled in crushed nuts before serving. Fresh fruit is often served along the side of the package.

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When it is served, barfi is cut into different shapes. The most common of which are squares, diamonds, or circles. These shaped pieces are arranged in patterns along with fresh fruit, nuts, and even flowers coated with sugar on plates. The dessert is easily adapted for casual occasions or for the most formal event, which explains its great popularity and lasting.

There are many different varieties from all regions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The reason for this is that a basic recipe is extremely affordable. From region to region, the appearance of the same can vary considerably due to what is dedicated to it. Barfi is often served on Diwali. This is the festival of lights.

This nutritious sweet is an important part of these annual celebrations, with fireworks and specially designed decorative lamps.

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins


1 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter

Steps to follow

Grease a tray with butter or oil and reserve. Heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over low heat until melted. Add the milk, powdered milk and saffron. Mix well. Add the powdered sugar to the mixture and stir constantly. Cook until it turns into a ball in the middle and the butter starts to leave the sides of the mixture. Transfer this mixture to the greased tray and flatten with a spatula.

Let cool while resting. When cool, cut to the desired shape and garnish with the saffron and nuts of your choice.

Serve at room temperature.

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  • MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. October 19, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Yumm Yumm ccashew-cheese Katli.Luv the recipe too.Thanks for sharing.

  • Rani acharyulu
    Rani acharyulu October 20, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    Wow!wonderful recipe!Amazing clicks.

  • Erika
    Erika October 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    It should be very good. I like condensed milk
    "Ciao" from Italy

  • Unknown
    Unknown October 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    The name might throw people off... I mean, Barfi doesn't really sound like the most amazing dish. But these look amazing, and I love the ingredients inside. I may just have to try these out!

  • Max Coutinho
    Max Coutinho October 26, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Hello Kalyan...

    As I told you before, I love Burfi! I haven't tried the cashew version yet but I will try it: I am sure it is also delicious!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe :D.


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