Kaju Almond Katli (Cashew Almond Fudge)

Manisha Mishra
by Manisha Mishra
15 Servings
25 min

Kaju Badam Katli is a quick and easy to make dessert that is delicious and has a delightful melt in the mouth texture. I have a big sweet tooth. I simply enjoy just about anything that is sweet. With Holi festival right around the corner, this is a perfect Indian dessert for the guest. Kaju Badam katli takes just a few minutes to make with easily available ingredients in your kitchen. It is a great edible gift during the holidays & festivals.

Kaju Katli (Cashew fudge) is a very popular traditional Indian dessert that is widely made during festivals. In this recipe, I have included cashews as well as Almond to make this Cashew Almond Fudge. Also in my version there is no soaking of nuts is needed making this really quick and easy.

Kaju Katli is one of the most liked sweets in India. To make it slightly different, I made Kaju Badam Katli. An aromatic Indian dessert with a delightful balance of a mild sweet taste and a light fudgy texture. Unbelievably easy to make, this recipe has only five ingredients & it tastes same like you get it outside. We usually buy sweets during Festival for family & relatives but now I prefer making it at the comfort of my home. The fragrance of cardamom with the earthy, flavourful cashew & almond flour makes a perfect delicious treat for your kids.

This nut based fudge is great to give as edible gift during any Indian festivals. It makes the perfect melt in the mouth dessert delicacy that is to die for. Do try this Indian dessert and I am sure you will love it.

Kaju Almond Katli (Cashew Almond Fudge)
Recipe details
  • 15  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 cup Cashew powder
  • 1 cup Almond powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee (optional)

In a non stick pan, add sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer until the mixture thickens a little bit, about 3~5 minutes.
Add the cashew & almond powder and mix well. Keep stirring the mixture until it starts forming a dough like consistency, this will take about 5-7 minutes. 
Add the ground cardamom, ghee and mix well. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes.
While the mixture is still warm, remove into a bowl and knead to form a smooth and glossy dough.
Roll the dough into a tin sheet and cut the katlis into diamond shape.
Katli can be stored in an airtight container for up to 10-15 days.
  • Any of your favorite nuts can be used to make it mixed nuts fudge. 
  • To make this recipe quick and easy, I have used almond powder but you can also go ahead with whole almonds. Just you need to soak these almonds before hand & then peel them to use it further.
  • If the cooked dough seems a little dry, add a few drops of milk and then knead until smooth.
  • Store katli in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.
Manisha Mishra
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