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Chocolate Kaju Katli

This recipe was contributed by Mr P.V Narayanamoorthy.


  • 2 cups cashew nuts
  • 1 cup date paste
  • 80 ml water
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder (a little more if you so desire)


Clean the cashew nuts and roast until crunchy (without discolouration). Once cool, transfer to a blender and make a fine powder. Take date paste, cardamom and water in a heavy-bottomed vessel. Heat on  low heat. Bring it to boil and simmer for a minute. Add powdered cashew nuts and immediately remove from the heat. Mix well, ensuring that there are no lumps in it.

Sieve cacao powder onto this mixture and mix well. Return to the stove and cook until you are able to make a non-sticky, soft ball with the dough. Transfer the mixture to a parchment paper and leave aside, until just lukewarm. While warm, cover with another butter paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough. Cut into desired shapes. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container.

Serve for Diwali and enjoy!


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