This Easy Vegan Barfi or Burfi is guilt-free, dairy and oil free. Taste the difference but still enjoy a delicious mithai for you and your loved ones during Diwali or any time for a great vegan snack!

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Easy Guilt-Free Vegan Kaju Barfi

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • 2 cups raw cashew
  • ¾ cup granulated raw brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp of cardamom powder
  • Rose essence


  • Grind the cashews into a powder to form cashew flour.

Make the sugar syrup:

  • Over medium flame, mix the water and sugar in a non-stick pan.
  • Heat until small bubbles begin to appear on the surface.
  • Stir gently and let it come to a boil. Test the readiness of the syrup by the single thread test.
  • Lower flame. Add cashew flour (gradually), flavours and stir well.
  • Keep stirring for a few minutes until the mixture gets thicker and smoother.
  • Turn off the heat and move the pan away from the hot surface.
  • Let it cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile line a baking pan with parchment paper. This mixture fits an 11 X 8″ pan.
  • Knead well with your hands and transfer onto the prepared pan. Press either with a spatula or take another piece of parchment paper and place on top of the mixture and rollout with a rolling pin to even out the layer. Remove the top wax paper.
  • Let it cool completely (for about 20- 25 minutes) and then cut into diamond shaped pieces. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Recipe from VeganKeno