firstly, in a blender blend 1 cup cashew to fine powder. dry roast cashew if they are not fresh or moist.
prepare the sugar syrup by adding ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water.
stir and boil on medium flame till you reach 1 string consistency.
now add in powdered cashew powder. sieve the cashew powder before adding to avoid any pieces of cashew.
also add 2 tbsp milk. milk helps to make kaju burfi more moist. however avoid it, if storing for more time.
stir continuously on low flame.
the mixture forms a paste and start to thicken.
once the mixture separates from pan, add ½ tsp ghee and ½ tsp cardamom powder. ghee helps to make burfi more flavourful.
mix well till the mixture forms a thick paste.
switch off the stove. and grease the butter paper with ghee. transfer the cashew dough on to the butter paper.
allow it to cool 5 minutes.
grease your hand with little ghee and knead 30 seconds. be careful as the dough will be very hot.
once you get smooth dough, cover with butter paper and roll slightly thick.
furthermore, cut the dough into diamond shape or the shape you wish for.
you can also decorate with silver leaf / silver vark.
finally, serve kaju burfi to your brother and celebrate raksha bandhan.