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Instant Pot Kaju Katli/Badam Katli (Cashew or Almond Fudge)

Instant Pot Badam Katli

Instant Pot Kaju Katli/Badam Katli (Cashew or Almond Fudge)

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  • 1 cup sugar approx. 200g
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water* approx. 2.7 oz
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour or cashew flour approx. 180-190 grams, room temp.


  • Add the sugar and water to the pot and mix well.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 10 minutes at high pressure.
  • Quick release pressure.
  • Add ghee and flour to the pot and quickly stir until well combined. The mixture should easily leave the sides of the pot and look like it’s coming together - it should not look runny. If it does look runny, press sauté and stir the dough for 1-2 minutes or until it starts to leave the sides of the pot (if you are using homemade cashew flour, that does tend to have more moisture and so you will need to sauté for 2-3 minutes).
  • Dump the dough out onto a silicone mat (or a well greased piece of parchment paper). Place parchment paper on top of the fudge and use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to desired thickness (I prefer ¼ inch thickness - this rolling pin makes it easy to roll out the fudge). This is what the dough should look like before you roll it out:
  • This fudge will set in 10 minutes! Once the fudge looks firm, use a pizza cutter (or a knife) to cut the fudge into pieces. The fudge will continue to cool down and firm up. You can keep it on the counter for a couple days. After that, I’d suggest storing it in the freezer.



  • *I use a dry measuring cup to measure the ¼ cup of water (it's easier to see the exact amount of water).
  • You don't need to weigh the ingredients. I'm including that information only because I get a lot of requests for precise measurements.
  • If the fudge doesn't set in 10 minutes, that likely means the nut flour has too much moisture in which case you can either wait until it sets on its own (possibly overnight) OR you can add the dough back to the pot and sauté for 1-2 minutes to help dry any moisture then roll it out again. 
  • What to do if you see the burn sign: I've made this recipe dozens of times and have seen the burn sign during several attempts. If the burn sign comes up, it’ll go away on its own after a minute or two and the pressure cooker will continue to count down. As long as your valve is closed and the silicone ring is on properly, it’ll be fine. The sugar won't burn. The temperature of the syrup will still be within the correct range to make this fudge.
  • These items may be helpful in making this: rolling pin and silicone mat.
  • This fudge must be made with room temperature nut flour. I normally store nut flours in the freezer but if you use cold flour, you will need to sauté the mixture in step 4 to make sure the dough dries up.
  • Important: All of the recipes on my blog are tested using a 6 quart instant pot – I have not tested this recipe in a different sized pot. I don’t know if this recipe will work in a 3 quart or 8 quart as the surface area is different and will affect the temperature of the sugar syrup. I suggest only using a 6 quart for this recipe.
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