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quick cashew barfi recipe | cashew burfi | homemade kaju barfi | halwai style kaju barfi is a traditional Indian mithai which is made from 4 easily available ingredients, cashew nuts (kaju), sugar, ghee and cardamom powder (elaichi). Learn how to make homemade kaju barfi.

To make quick cashew barfi, blend the cashew nuts in a mixer to a fine powder and keep aside. Combine the sugar and ¼ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the cashew powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Add the ghee and cardamom powder and mix well. Grease a 125 mm. (5”) diameter plate with a little melted ghee, transfer the mixture into it and spread it evenly. Allow the mixture to cool for 2 to 3 minutes, cut into 16 equal-sized diamond shaped pieces. Serve kaju barfi immediately or store in an air-tight container.

Every time you think of badam, pista or kaju barfi, do you head straight to the sweet shop? Why not make it at home? If you are thinking – no way, it will take too long to make – just take our challenge and try this cashew burfi. It can be made in a jiffy and tastes just as awesome as the original, you will never again think of buying cashew barfi from the stores.

If you are in love with Indian sweets, you are sure to be a big fan of this homemade kaju barfi. Fit for festive mood, this sweet is ready without too much sweat, unlike many traditional Indian mithai which needs hours of cooking and expertise.

Kids or adults or the elders of the house, all will perfectly dwell into the aroma and flavour of halwai style kaju barfi. Pack them in an attractive box and gift it to your loved ones for Raksha Bandhan or Diwali

Tips for quick cashew barfi. 1. While purchasing cashews in bulk or in a packaged container make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are not shrivelled. If it is possible to smell the cashews, do so in order to ensure that they are not rancid. 2. Invest in a nut grinder if possible as that doesn’t release oil from the cashew nut while grinding. Alternatively, if you blend in a mixer jar, blend at small intervals ensuring the powder does not turn hot. Use a small blender and pause at every 15 to 30 seconds. This will avoid releasing oil from cashews. 3. Ensure to cool the mixture after rolling and before cutting them into pieces.

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Quick Cashew Barfi recipe - How to make Quick Cashew Barfi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     16Makes 16 pieces
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Ingredients

For Quick Cashew Barfi
1 cup broken cashew nut (kaju)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp of ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
melted ghee for greasing
Method
For quick cashew barfi

    For quick cashew barfi
  1. To make quick cashew barfi, blend the cashewnuts in a mixer to a fine powder and keep aside.
  2. Combine the sugar and ¼ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cashew powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the ghee and cardamom powder and mix well.
  5. Grease a 125 mm. (5”) diameter plate with a little melted ghee, transfer the mixture into it and spread it evenly.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for 2 to 3 minutes, cut into 16 equal-sized diamond shaped pieces.
  7. Serve kaju barfi immediately or store in an air-tight container.

Did you know?

    Did you know?
  1. Traditional kaju barfis made with mava take a longer time to cook and also need refrigeration after making. This version is made in a jiffy and stays fresh for up to a week at room temperature itself, as it does not contain mava.

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grinding the cashew nuts

  1. Choosing the right cashew nuts is key to make quick cashew barfi recipe | cashew burfi | homemade kaju barfi | halwai style kaju barfi | Here are some points to note.
    • Buy premium cashew nuts as they grind well and don't release oil.
    • I prefer buying broken cashew nuts as they are cheaper. As we will be making kaju katli, the cashew nuts have to be  ground.
    • Get unsalted cashew nuts.
    • If you have stored your cashew nuts in the fridge, then you need to take them out and use them at room temperature.
  2. To make kaju barfi, put broken cashewnuts in a mixer.
  3. Blend to a powder. Don't blend for a long time as the cashew nuts will release oil. Blend at small intervals ensuring the powder does not turn hot. Use a small blender jar and pulse for 30 seconds. If you blend for too long, your texture of kaju katli will get affected.
  4. After blending the cashew nuts, pass through a sieve.
  5. When sieving, you will need use a tablespoon to push the cashew powder through the sieve. Push downwards to move the powder into the glass bowl. Shake the siever with your hands at a fast speed to move the last bit through the sieve.
  6. This is what the cashew powder mixture looks like. This can be made one or two days in advance. I like to do that as then the day i want to make the kaju katli, i have the cashew powder ready to use.

Method for cashew barfi

  1. To make quick cashew barfi recipe | cashew burfi | homemade kaju barfi | halwai style kaju barfi | in a broad non stick pan add 1/2 cup sugar which is about 50 grams. You can adjust the sweetness by adding a bit more sugar if you wish.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water which is about 3 1/2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally to bring the sugar to a boil.
  4. Add the cashew powder in 2 batches so that they will cook without forming lumps.
  5. Mix well and ensure that the mixture on the sides of the pan are also mixed in.
  6. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons ghee and cardamom powder.
  8. Cook and mix well till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan.
  9. See if the mixture is ready to make katli. Take the pan off the flame and put a small portion of the mixture in your greased hand and roll it. If it does not stick then you are ready to set your kaju katli otherwise add a little ghee to the pan and cook a bit more.
  10. Transfer the kaju mixture onto a greased butter paper. We have put the butter paper on a wodden chopping board as that is easy to use for setting and cutting the kaju katli. Also the mixture spreads better on a flatter surface instead of a thali which has a little angle.
  11. Allow the mixture to cool a bit. Grease your hands and then knead the warm dough. We don't want the dough to be completely cooled.
  12. Cover the mixture with the butter paper and roll it out with a belan.
  13. Allow the mixture to cool a bit and then cut them into diamond shape. Let the kaju katli cool completely and then remove them from the butter paper. As they cool they will harden.
  14. Serve quick cashew barfi | cashew burfi | homemade kaju barfi | halwai style kaju barfi | immediately.
  15. You can store quick cashew barfi | cashew burfi | homemade kaju barfi | halwai style kaju barfi | in an airtight container to use later. This kaju barfi will stay fresh for 7 days in the airtight container.

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Accompaniments

Chocolate Cinnamon Coffee 
Iced Coffee Mocha 
Viennese Spiced Coffee 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per barfi
Energy121 cal
Protein2.7 g
Carbohydrates14.3 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat5.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.5 mg

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Cashew Barfi ( Quick Dessert Recipe)
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 on 10 Apr 11 01:05 PM