|Place of origin||Indian subcontinent|
|Main ingredients||Cashew nuts, sugar|
|Variations||Barfi, Pista Barfi, Mango Barfi|
Kaju barfi is a dessert from the Indian subcontinent. Kaju literally means cashew nuts and barfi is a type of Indian sweet, usually in a lozenge shape. Barfi is often but not always, made by thickening milk with sugar and other ingredients (dry fruits and mild spices). It is then spread in a flat, shallow dish and cut into bite-sized pieces. These pieces are sometimes decorated with edible silver foil.
Kaju katli, on the other hand, is made with cashew nuts soaked in water overnight (it is not prepared using milk) and ground the next day; then sugar, saffron (kesar) and other dried fruits are added. It is usually white or yellow in colour. If pistachios are used in the preparation, it can be green in colour.
Kaju barfi is one of the more expensive Indian sweets when compared to other barfis. It is relished and gifted extensively during special occasions and festivals in India.
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