The most awaited festival of India is here!! Raksha Bandhan is to celebrate the everlasting bond of affection and love between the brothers and sisters. Married or unmarried, a sister invites her brother for the feast and prepare his favourite delicacies, especially sweets.

“Albeit, there is no specific menu for this festival, those dishes prepared, which are liked by both of them and feed each other during the celebration to show their respect, love and care towards each other.”

So, for that time, special sweets are placed on the Plate (Thali) that add more sweetness to the festival as well as in the relation too.

We are here to present one dessert recipe by which your mouth gets filled with water at its first introduction. Kaju Katli- the most appreciated sweets of Indian cuisine and to prepare at home is very easy by using a very fewer ingredients. This dessert can easily available at each Indian sweet shop, but those, which are prepared at home have unique taste and texture. Why not try this Indian dessert at upcoming Raksha Bandhan? The recipe is mentioned below, follow it and make your brother’s day.

Step by Step instructions to prepare Kaju Katli at home:


Serves: 4 servings

Required Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
  • ½ cup of Sugar
  • ¼ tsp of Cardamom Powder (ilachi)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • Ghee for greasing


  • Put the cashew nuts to a mixer grinder and grind them, until smooth powder. Note that, do not grind them too much otherwise it will start to release oil and makes the powder sticky.
  • Now, to prepare sugar syrup, boil sugar and water over the medium flame in a pan or a wok and stir continuously.
  • When the sugar syrup is prepared, reduce heat to low and add cashew nut powder and cardamom powder.
  • Stir with spatula and mix properly.
  • Cook and mix continuously, till the mixture gets thickens and turns into a big single lump. It will take around 5-6 minutes to reach this stage.
  • Switch off the flame and cool it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Take a big plate and grease the back sides of the plate with the ghee.
  • Now, transfer the lump on a plate and grease your palms with ghee. Knead the mixture for a few minutes, until it has a smooth surface.
  • In a case, if the mixture become dry, add a few drops of milk and knead it to make smooth.
  • After that, roll out with the help of a rolling pin.
  • And, by using a knife, cut into in the diamond shapes.
  • Let them cool for 3-4 minutes and separate all the pieces.
  • Kaju Katlis are ready, serve it and enjoy.