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Diwali Recipe: Kaju Barfi by Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

A sweet and eye-catching dish to enjoy this Diwali, Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey has made Kaju or Badam Katli/Barfi using a pressure cooker.

Perfect to enjoy during the festive celebrations, this fudge-like recipe only takes 30 minutes and makes 25-30 pieces. Topped with edible silver foil, @jcookingodyssey has used our stunning Monsoon Lucille Gold and Greenwich ranges to serve it up.


  • Pressure cooker
  • Spatula
  • Chopping board
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter or sharp knife


Katli/Barfi 1 CUP = 250ML

  • 425g/ 4 1/4 cup cashew or almond powder (shop-bought or make your own at home using raw and unsalted cashews)
  • 400g 2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • 180ml/1/2 cup + 4 tbsp. water
  • Edible silver foil (optional)


  1. In the inner pot of a pressure cooker, combine the sugar and water and then shut the lid.
  2. Next, select the high pressure mode for 10 minutes and secure the valve on the sealing position. When it’s done, release the pressure manually straightaway.
  3. Add the ghee and cashew/almond powder and mix quickly. It won’t take long to thicken up, so there is no need to cook any further.
  4. Transfer the mixture onto greased parchment paper or a silicone mat, and knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  5. Cover it with another piece of parchment paper and roll it into a round or square shape in the desired thickness.
  6. Apply the silver foil if chosen, and then let it cool for a minute. By now the katli/barfi should be set but still warm.
  7. Gently cut it into the desired shape using a sharp knife or pizza wheel cutter. It can be served straightaway or once cooled, store in an airtight container.


  • If you notice that your katli mixture is not thickening, add a little more cashew/almond flour and mix again.
  • If the mixture seems too dry, add a tbsp of water and mix.
  • For a vegan option, use vegan butter or coconut oil.

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