Kaju katli, also known as kaju barfi, is a traditional Indian dessert characterized by its diamond shape, made with cashew nuts, sugar, cardamom powder, and ghee butter. This sweet treat often comes wrapped in an edible silver foil, signifying luxury and appreciation for the consumer.
It is traditionally consumed during the Diwali festival, but it is also an ideal gift for friends and family on special occasions. Kaju katli is often prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha, the elephant god.
Sometimes, saffron or dried fruits can be added to the dessert in order to enhance its flavors. In Indian culture, it is believed that by consuming kaju katli, one brings good luck and prosperity to his home.