Monday, October 17, 2011

Diwali Count Down -- Kaju Katli (Cashew Burfi) 【印度腰果片】

It will be Diwali in less than 10 days, and I have been thinking of doing a Indian sweets series in celebration of this Diwali.

This is the first sweet in my list -- Kaju Katli, I have no met a person who doesn't like the taste of this sweets, even with my not so sweet Chinese taste buds, this charming sweet's nutty flavour won me over the very first time I tasted it!



这是第一款,也是我老公最喜爱的甜点,叫做Kaju Katli,是用腰果(Cashew Nuts)做的,很香甜,有着浓浓的腰果香,很是好吃。



1 cup Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
1/2 - 3/4 cup Sugar/Sugar in the raw
1 tsp Corn starch
1/4 tsp Cardamom seeds
1/4 cup Water/Milk
a pinch of salt

1 杯 碎腰果(整腰果也可以)
1/2 - 3/4 杯 糖/红糖
1 小勺 粟米粉
1/4 小勺 豆蔻籽 (Cardamom seeds)
一小撮 盐
1/4 杯 水/牛奶

Grind cashew nuts with 1 tsp of corn starch and 1/3 of the sugar into powder, you could use coffee grinder or vitamix to do this job. If you could find cashew powder in Indian supermarket, use that! 

Crush cardamom seeds into powder, finer the better. Mix cardamom powder, salt and cashew powder together.

In a cooking pan/kadai, bring 1/4 cup of water and remaining sugar to boil, continue cooking at medium until white colour bubbles form, remember not to let it caramelize!

Quickly stir in the cashew powder, and let it cook for 5-6 minutes at medium heat, when you starts seeing big bubbles forming, switch off the heat and let cold.

首先把腰果加上1 tsp的粟米粉和1/3的糖用coffee grinder或者搅拌机磨成粉,越细越好。把豆蔻籽磨/捣成粉。



When the paste/dough reduced to workable temperature, take it out and place over a lightly greased surface/plate.

Knead it lightly until surface become glassy/smooth. Press it down slowly and use a rolling pin to flatten and even out the dough into about 2-3mm thick.

Cut into diamond shape before harden. Apply the silver foil if you have some.

Store in container with cover up to about a week.


在还没有变硬之前切割成菱形, 也可以铺上银箔装饰。

中文版,For Chinese,Click --


  1. Wow,perect kathilis.Luks yumm yumm.Will try it soon.

  2. Oh WOW. It has come out perfectly. The last click is just toooo good.

  3. Hey Ying Ying! This recipe looks good. I'm a long time reader from blogkaki but this is my first time commenting. I have a few Indian coworkers that I want to make this for- does the cashew have to be raw?

  4. HI PT, welcome to my blog... yes the cashew does have to be raw...