badam kaju katli recipe

badam kaju katli recipe with step by step photos – easy and tasty recipe of badam kaju barfi or almond cashew fudge.

both barfi and katli made from dry fruits are favorites. this time on one of the days during ganesh chaturthi festival, i had made the badam kaju katli.

usually while making katli recipes, i follow my kaju katli recipe. its easy and there is no need to check the string consistencies in the sugar syrup. also this is a quick recipe as the almonds are not blanched.

the recipes make for about 250 grams badam kaju barfi. though if making for festive occasions like diwali, you can double the recipe.

if you are looking for more barfi recipes then do check:

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badam kaju katli recipe

badam kaju katli recipe - easy and tasty recipe of badam kaju barfi or almond cashew fudge.

course sweets
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 15 minutes
servings 15 to 16 badam kaju katli
calories per serving 92 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 82 grams cashews or ½ cup cashews (kaju)
  • 95 grams almonds or ½ cup almonds (badam)
  • 100 grams sugar or ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon rose water or ¼ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 6 to 7 rose petals (optional)

how to make recipe?

roasting and grinding:

  1. heat a pan first. then add 1/2 cup almonds.
  2. on a low flame, roast the almonds for a minute stirring at times.
  3. then add 1/2 cup whole cashews.
  4. now roast both the almonds and cashews for 2 minutes on a low flame. switch off the flame and remove the pan and keep on the counter. we just need to lightly roast both the almonds and cashews. no need to brown them. now let the badam and kaju cool down at room temperature. you can let them cool in the same pan or remove them in a plate/tray and then let them cool.
  5. when the almonds and cashews cool down, add them in a grinder jar or coffee grinder. also add 6 to 7 dried rose petals (optional). using the pulse option, grind and check. pulse or grind for a few seconds, then check. we need to get a fine powder, but dry. there should be no oil releasing from the almonds or cashews. so do make sure you don’t over do the grinding process as oil should not release from the almonds and cashews. some coarse bits of both almonds and cashews are fine. if you want, then you can also sieve the ground powder and keep aside. use a medium fine sieve and not a fine one to sieve the powdered almonds & cashews. keep aside.
  6. grease the back of a baking tray or back of a plate or a rolling board evenly with some oil. you can use sunflower oil. you can also grease with ghee if you want.

making badam kaju katli mixture:

  1. take ½ cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a thick bottomed pan or kadai.
  2. also add 1 teaspoon rose water. if you do not have rose water, then you can also add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  3. keep on low flame and let the sugar dissolve in the water. stir with a spatula, so that the sugar gets dissolved in water. there is no consistency in the sugar syrup like one string or two string. just let the sugar dissolve in the water and then proceed with the next step.
  4. when the sugar completely dissolves in the water, then add the almond-cashew powder.
  5. begin to mix and stir the mixture on a low flame.
  6. keep on stirring the mixture while its cooking. if there are lumps then break the lumps as you stir and continue to stir.
  7. the mixture would start thickening and almost come together. it will also leave the sides of the pan. when it starts coming together in one form and clings to itself, then its time to remove it. the dough will also look like a very very soft dough. another way of checking is taking a small piece of the dough and form into a ball. the ball should not stick to your fingers and be smooth.
  8. place the entire almond cashew dough on a work surface or a plate or bowl. don’t even bother to scrape the edges from the pan, as they are chewy. let this mixture cool down a bit, till you can handle the heat while kneading it.

kneading, rolling and slicing badam kaju katli:

  1. then rub your palms generously with oil and begin to knead the mixture while its still hot. alternatively, you can also add 2 to 3 teaspoons oil to the dough and then knead.
  2. knead the dough lightly. don’t over do as this will release oil from the almonds & cashews. remember the dough should be hot while kneading. in case the dough is soft, then add a teaspoon of some milk powder. if the dough looks dry or dense, add a teaspoon of milk to soften it.
  3. flatten the dough and place it on the greased plate or tray. you can also place it on a large butter paper. the almond-cashew dough should still be hot or warm when you start rolling it. as it cools it will harden more and becomes difficult to roll.
  4. gently roll a bit with a rolling pin to make it slightly even.
  5. to smoothen the top, place butter paper or aluminium foil on top and roll more. this will smoothen the top and the badam kaju katli will have a smooth appearance. the almond-cashew dough can also be rolled between two butter papers.
  6. roll to get a thickness of about 3 to 5 mm. let the rolled almond-cashew dough cool completely.
  7. once cooled completely, slice the almond-cashew dough into squares or diamond shapes.
  8. using a butter knife gently remove the badam kaju katli pieces from the bottom, taking care that they do not break.
  9. remove and arrange badam kaju katli on a plate. serve badam kaju katli immediately or store them in air tight container.


how to make badam kaju katli recipe:

1. heat a pan first. then add ½ cup almonds (badam) first.

badam for badam kaju katli recipe

2. on a low flame, roast the almonds for a minute stirring at times.

badam for badam kaju katli recipe

3. then add ½ cup whole cashews (kaju).

kaju for badam kaju katli recipe

4. now roast both the almonds and cashews for 2 minutes on a low flame. switch off the flame and remove the pan and keep on the counter. we just need to lightly roast both the almonds and cashews. no need to brown them. now let the badam and kaju cool down at room temperature. you can let them cool in the same pan or remove them in a plate/tray and then let them cool.

kaju for badam kaju barfi recipe

5. when the badam and kaju cool down, add them in a grinder jar or coffee grinder. also add 6 to 7 dried rose petals (optional). using the pulse option, grind and check. pulse or grind for a few seconds, then check.

kaju for badam kaju barfi recipe

6. we need to get a fine powder, but dry. there should be no oil releasing from the almonds or cashews. so do make sure you don’t over do the grinding process as oil should not release from the almonds and cashews.some coarse bits of both almonds and cashews are fine. if you want, then you can also sieve the ground powder and keep aside. use a medium fine sieve and not a fine one to sieve the powdered almonds & cashews. keep aside.

making badam kaju barfi recipe

7. grease the back of a baking tray or back of a plate or a rolling board evenly with some oil. you can use sunflower oil. you can also grease with ghee if you want.

tray for badam kaju barfi recipe

8. take ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in a thick bottomed pan or kadai.

sugar for badam kaju barfi recipe

9. also add 1 teaspoon rose water. if you do not have rose water, then you can also add ¼ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder.

sugar for badam kaju barfi recipe

10. keep the pan on a low flame. keep stirring so that the sugar dissolves.

sugar for badam kaju barfi recipe

11. stir with a spatula, so that the sugar gets dissolved in water. there is no consistency in the sugar syrup like one string or two string. just let the sugar dissolve in the water and then proceed with the next step.

making badam kaju katli recipe

12. when the sugar completely dissolves in the water, then add the almond-cashew powder.

making badam kaju katli recipe

13. begin to mix and stir the mixture on a low flame.

mixture for making badam kaju katli recipe

14. keep on stirring the mixture while its cooking. if there are lumps then break the lumps as you stir and continue to stir.

mixture for making badam kaju katli recipe

15. the mixture would start thickening and almost come together.

mixture for making badam kaju katli recipe

16. when it starts coming together in one form and clings to itself, then its time to remove it. the mixture will also start separating from the pan. the dough will also look like a very very soft dough. another way of checking is taking  a small piece of the dough and form into a ball. the ball should not stick to your fingers and be smooth.

dough for making badam kaju katli recipe

17. place the entire almond cashew dough on a work surface or a plate or bowl. don’t even bother to scrape the edges from the pan, as they are chewy. let this mixture cool down a bit, till you can handle the heat while kneading it. then rub your palms generously with oil and begin to knead the mixture while its still hot. alternatively, you can also add 2 to 3 teaspoons oil to the dough and then knead.

dough for making badam kaju barfi recipe

18. knead the dough lightly.

dough for making badam kaju barfi recipe

18. don’t over do as this will release oil from the almonds and cashews. the grainy texture in the almond-cashew dough goes away as you knead it. remember the dough should be hot while kneading. in case the dough is soft, then add a teaspoon of some milk powder. if the dough looks dry or dense, add a teaspoon of milk to soften it.

dough for making badam kaju barfi recipe

19. flatten the dough and place it on the greased plate or tray. you can also place it on a large butter paper. the almond-cashew dough should still be hot or warm when you start rolling it. as it cools it will harden more and becomes difficult to roll.

dough for making badam kaju barfi recipe

20. gently roll a bit with a rolling pin to make it slightly even.

dough for making badam kaju katli recipe

21. to smoothen the top, place butter paper or aluminium foil on top and roll more. this will smoothen the top and the badam kaju katli will have a smooth appearance. the almond-cashew dough can also be rolled between two butter papers.

dough for making badam kaju katli recipe

22. roll to get a thickness of about 3 to 5 mm. let the rolled almond-cashew dough cool completely.

preparing badam kaju katli recipe

23. once cooled completely, slice the almond-cashew dough into squares or diamond shapes. scrape off the uneven edges and you can have them. using a butter knife gently remove the badam kaju katli pieces from the bottom, taking care that they do not break.

preparing badam kaju katli recipe

24. remove and arrange badam kaju katli on a plate. serve badam kaju katli immediately or store them in an air tight container. makes around 250 grams of badam kaju katli. for more sweets recipes you can check this collection of 121 diwali sweets recipes.

badam kaju barfi recipe




10 thoughts on “badam kaju katli recipe, easy, quick and tasty badam kaju barfi recipe”

    1. put it back in a pan and cook till it thickens more and starts clinging to itself. the mixture is a bit underdone, hence its not set. so more cooking is required.

  1. Hi dassana ,. My query is that I had bought cashews few months back but it’s infested with insects .I have no clue how to use it or what to do with it .can you help ! Tia .

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