easy kaju barfi recipe with khoya, easy and quick kaju ki barfi recipe

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delicious and easy kaju barfi made with cashews, khoya (evaporated milk solids), ghee, sugar and cardamom powder. 

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total time:
20minutes

easy kaju barfi recipe with step by step photos. delicious kaju barfi prepared with cashews, khoya (evaporated milk solids), ghee, sugar and cardamom powder. this is an easy and quick kaju barfi recipe made in less than twenty minutes.

kaju barfi recipe

the kaju barfi tastes almost like kaju katli, but due to mawa or khoya it tastes more rich and soft in texture. also the barfi has a slightly granular texture. this kaju barfi recipe is easier to prepare than kaju katli recipe.

you can use store brough khoya or make it at home. preparing khoya the traditional way, is a time taking method. you can check the method here – how to make khoya or mawa.

i had made kaju barfi for diwali. you can serve kaju barfi as a dessert post meals or serve as a diwali sweet or mithai. you can easily double up or triple up this recipe if you want to make in large quantities.

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

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easy kaju barfi

delicious and easy kaju barfi made with cashews, khoya (evaporated milk solids), ghee, sugar and cardamom powder. 
course desserts
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 571 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups grated or chopped mawa (khoya or evaporated milk solids) or 250 grams khoya or mawa, grated or chopped
  • 1 cup cashews (kaju)
  • ½ cup sugar or add as required
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 15 cashews for garnish (optional)
  • a few saffron strands (kesar) - for garnish (optional)

how to make easy kaju barfi

preparation for easy kaju barfi recipe

  1. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for the kaju barfi recipe.

  2. grease a tray or dish with some ghee or oil and place aside.

  3. add 1 cup of cashews in a dry grinder or coffee grinder.

  4. grind to a fine powder. the cashews powder should be dry. the fat should not release from the cashews. so while grinding, use the pulse option for a few seconds. 

  5. scrape the sides and then again pulse for a few seconds. you can also grind for a few seconds, then scrape and then grind again for a few seconds. keep the powdered cashews aside.

making kaju barfi

  1. heat a thick bottomed pan or kadai. reduce the flame and add one tablespoon ghee.

  2. when the ghee melts, then add 2 cups of grated or chopped mawa. mix and stir very well.

  3. the mawa will start melting. once the mawa starts melting, add ½ cup sugar.

  4. again stir and mix very well.

  5. keep stirring until sugar dissolves. you will see a molten liquid like state in the mixture. once all the sugar has dissolved, then add the ground cashew powder. on a low flame begin to mix.

  6. also add ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder.

  7. continuously keep stirring the barfi mixture on a low flame.

  8. cook the mixture for some minutes on a low flame, till the mixture begins to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.

  9. when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, then pour the kaju barfi mixture on a greased tray or plate. take care while pouring the barfi mixture as it will be hot. so use tongs or gloves to avoid any burns.

  10. allow the kaju barfi to cool at room temperature. it will set as it cools down.

  11. slice the kaju burfi into square or diamond shape. you can also garnish with some cashews if you want.

  12. serve kaju barfi as a diwali sweet. refrigerate them in an air-tight box. these barfis will stay good for about a week in the fridge.

recipe notes

  • cook the barfi mixture on low heat and keep stirring continuously non stop.
  • the recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  • you can add more sugar if you want. 

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how to prepare easy kaju barfi recipe

1. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making easy kaju barfi recipe.

ingredients for kaju barfi recipe

2. grease a tray or dish with some ghee or oil and place aside.

making kaju ki barfi recipe

3. add 1 cup of cashews in a dry grinder or coffee grinder.

cashews for kaju barfi recipe

4. grind to a fine powder. the cashews powder should be dry. the fat should not release from the cashews. so while grinding, use the pulse option for a few seconds. scrape the sides and then again pulse for a few seconds. you can also grind for a few seconds, then scrape and then grind again for a few seconds. keep the powdered cashews aside.

cashews for kaju barfi recipe

5. heat a thick bottomed pan or kadai. reduce the flame and add one tablespoon ghee.

ghee for kaju barfi recipe

6. when the ghee melts, then add 2 cups of grated or chopped mawa (250 grams of mawa or khoya which has been chopped or grated).

mawa for kaju barfi recipe

7. mix and stir very well.

mawa for kaju barfi recipe

8. the mawa will start melting. once the mawa starts melting, add ½ cup sugar.

making kaju ki barfi recipe

9. again stir and mix very well.

khoya for kaju barfi recipe

10. keep stirring until sugar dissolves. you will see a molten liquid like state in the mixture.

sugar for kaju barfi recipe

11. once all the sugar has dissolved, then add the ground cashew powder.

sugar for kaju barfi recipe

12. on a low flame begin to mix.

making kaju burfi recipe

13. also add ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder.

making kaju barfi recipe

14. continuously keep stirring the barfi mixture on a low flame.

making kaju barfi recipe

15. cook the mixture for some minutes on a low flame, till the mixture begins to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.

preparing kaju ki barfi recipe

16. when the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, then pour the barfi mixture on a greased tray or plate. take care while pouring the barfi mixture as it will be hot. so use tongs or gloves to avoid any burns.

preparing kaju barfi recipe

17. now with the back of a spoon or spatula spread the mixture evenly.

preparing kaju barfi recipe

18. allow the kaju barfi to cool at room temperature. it will set as it cools down.

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19. using a sharp, greased knife slice the kaju barfi into square or diamond shape. you can also garnish with some cashews or saffron strands if you want.

kaju barfi recipe, kaju burfi recipe

serve kaju barfi as a diwali sweet. refrigerate them in an air-tight box. these barfis will stay good for about a week in the fridge. for more sweets recipes you can check this collection of 121 diwali sweets recipes.

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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6 comments/reviews

  1. Tried this recipe today. it has come out really good. Thank you.

    • Welcome Raji. Glad to know that you liked the barfi recipe.

  2. This turned out awesome… thank you:)

    • Welcome Tina

  3. lovely recipe. never made it this way. will definitely try

    • thanks sayantani.

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