Kaju barfi


 Happy Diwali 

Celebrate Diwali with the most famous sweet across India – Kaju barfi.

There are many recipes and the taste varies. This recipe has been in my family for a long time. It is easy to follow even for beginner cooks. The only trick is to take it out of the pan as soon as it turns non-sticky.



  1. Kaju / cashews  –  one cup
  2. Sugar  –  three-fourth cup
  3. Ghee  –  four tblsp
  4. Milk  –  four tbsp


In a mixer grinder, add cashew and make powder. In a pan add cashew powder, sugar, ghee and milk.

Mix well, switch on medium heat. Keep stirring until it thickness and non sticky. ( It took me 10 mins)


Note : The cashew paste will become non sticky. To test, take a small quantity and spread on plate, when you try to roll, it should not stick on the plate.

Turn off heat and spread on a greased plate / tray and press into half-inch thickness.


Note : Use this tip to create even sized burfis. Grease the flat bottom surface of a small bowl and spread the burfi mixture using bottom of the bowl. It protects your hands from hot mixture.

After 5 mins, cut in to diamond or square shapes.


Serves five


15 to 20 mins


Store in airtight container, stays one week.


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