Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Peanut Brittle / Peanut Chikki

Chikki is an Indian sweet made out of jaggery and peanuts. Preparation of chikki is very easy , just make syrup out of jaggery and then add roasted peanuts and then mix them such that peanuts are coated with jaggery. Then the mixture is rolled in to balls.

In addition to peanut chikki, there are chikkis made out of cashew nuts, almonds, puffed rice, desiccated coconut. Each chikki is named after the ingredient it is made of. In south India, peanut chikkis are very famous. My kids love them as snack. It is rich in protein. I pack it for my son's snack box to school.

This chikki is made out of just two ingredients , roasted peanuts and granulated sugar. Very easy right? yes, any recipe with less than 5 ingredients, I am happy to try. Easily available ingredients in the kitchen. I have 1 Kg of peanuts in my freezer and I decided to make chikki apart from peanut chutney, peanut rice and aubergine pilaff :)

Here is the recipe for Chikki : 
Yield : 6 squares

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 Cup roasted Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup granulated white sugar (regular sugar )

Directions :






1. Remove skin of roasted peanuts and grind it coarsely. Grease a tray and set aside



2. In a heavy bottomed pan, add sugar. Keep the flame on medium. Don'tt add water. Let the sugar melt on its own and it will just turn into white syrup



3. Reduce the flame to lowest setting and then add grind peanuts. Make sure you add peanuts immediately when the sugar is melted. Don't wait for the sugar to brown / carmelise. Add peanuts to the syrub and Stir everything together


4. It will become like a thick gooey ball. Switch off flame and transfer the content into the greased pan immediately. Spread the mixture with a flat spoon or spatula
5. Mark impression on the mixture in the shape of squres or rectangles. If you do not mark it now, the mixture will be hard every quickly and you wont be able to cut them into pieces or into shapes
6. Let it cool for 5 mins or until you can handle the mixture without burning your hand
7. Using a sharp knife cut into pieces by running the knife over the marked impression
8. Once cooled, store it airtight container



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