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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peanut Chikki

No reason to make sweets and when it comes to Chikkis (Peanut Burfi/Kadalai Burfi) well all one needs is some time and patience. Today dawned so well on me, I had all the patience and heart to make some nice Chikkis and eat them up even before I could get some decent pics... Well thats how much I could control myself, the first time I made chikkis I dint care to mix the Sugar well while caramalizing and they turned dark and a lil burnt after that I learnt the trick of stirring the Sugar continuously and also did know to balance Sugar and Peanuts ratio. Ever since then, its make chikkis and finish 'em off immediately ;)... There are two ways of making Chikkis one with Sugar - the easy way and the other with Jaggery the time consuming way. Shall post Chikkis with Jaggery soon, until then have fun relishing this.



Ingredients:

Peanuts - 1 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
Cardamom Pods- a few - finely powdered
Nutmeg - a dash
Salt - a pinch
Desicatted Coconut - 2 tbsps (You can also mix colors -- optional)

Method:

1. Dry roast the Peanuts, let it cool down, dehusk them and make a coarse powder. I always ensure that some Peanuts stay whole, if you wanna make them all powder well go ahead they come out well too.
2. In heavy bottomed pan heat the Sugar on low to medium flame keep stirring all the time until the Sugar is melted completely and caramalized. If stirred continuously the Sugar will not burn and give a bitter taste and the color is also not very dark.
3. Throw in Salt, Cardamom and Nutmeg mix well, keeping the flame on low, add the ground Peanuts combine well and immediately remove from flame.
4. Pour the mixture on to a greased plate/tray or parchment paper. Sprinkle the Coconut, roll it flat using a rolling pin. Thickness of the Chikkis purely depend on your rolling.
5. With a pizza cutter or knief cut the flattened Peanut bar into desired shape while warm. You can also draw lines while warm and then break them up when cool.

Am sending my Peanut Chikki to
Asankhana's Holi Event and Divya's Healthy Snack Event

65 comments:

Gulmohar said...

Love them..It has come out so perfect for you..As you said using sugar is much more easier :-)

Swathi said...

Ramya,

Nice peanut chikkis looks awsome, easy to make too. i need to try thhis

notyet100 said...

thanks a ton for sending this for the event,..chikkis look so yum and crispy,.;-)

Pavithra said...

Hey that looks great never added the cardamom powders, coconut and nutmeg .. for peanut chikki.. sounds great will try for sure.. looks so yummy. Parcel some ramya!!! Really I am drooling over it.

AdukalaVishesham said...

love these peanut candies.. yours have come out perfect.. haven't tried with coconut in them..

Neetz said...

so perfect and my all time fav too :)

Jaya said...

I also like them eating a lot and now I am going to make it asap.
these looks so mouth-watering
hugs and smiles

Asha said...

Love Chikkis. Adding Nutmeg sounds great, nice aroma too.

Panchpakwan said...

Hey very tempting chakkis..reminded me our school days..:)
lovely pic tooo

Suparna said...

great looking chikkis Ramya,nice clicks.. reminds me of lonavla chikkis :)

Preethi Rajeev said...

wow it looks so perfect , nice click

Vrinda said...

Chikki cameout perfect dear,my hubby's fav...

J said...

i love peanuts.. chikki looks great.. nice pics

Jagruti said...

Peanuts chikki looks yummy..my husbands favorite...I make them with jaagary...

Cicily Antony said...

hav'nt tried it yet...will try with sugar then...so tempting...

Bhawna said...

Chikki all time fav. sweet. Nice recipe with sugar (available any time at home). Will try soon.

simply.food said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog.This chikki looks delicious and beautiful in colour.

Preety said...

i am bookmarking this

Priya said...

Thats a tempting and my fav chikki, can have them anytime....mouthwatering!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Tasty....Looks like the one we get in POtti Kadai in India.

Subhashini said...

Hey
My whole family loves chikki and my husband frequently visit Mumbai.Whenever he ask on ph from their that what we want then we always order for chikki.Hope from next time I will not.
Love
Subhashini

ARUNA said...

There's always a store bought chakki in my pantry...Now i know i can make them at home too!!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Burfi looks crunchy and perfect for a tea-time snack.

Gita said...

They look great Ramya..this is my hubby's favorite, I need to try my hand on this yet :)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Peanut chikkis looks perfect dear, thanks for the recipe:)

Raje said...

Chikkis look so tempting. You got them so perfect. Yumm!

Ruchikacooks said...

Chikkis look yum, they look so perfect, as though they are made to order :)

Missed commenting on khichadi, kharabath is a must have at home once a week.

www.ruchikacooks.com

Saswati said...

wow Ramya what a blog you have and gr8 to find you...loved your blog and the recipes...:)

Nandini said...

Wow! Fantastic chikkis!!
Very aromatic sweet!!!!
Send me some :))))

Sush said...

Mouth watering!, who doesnot love chikkis :D

Nisha said...

wow looks yummy , i always wanted to make chikki not sure to what temp or consistency i should heat gur or sugar .

Sumathi said...

Love these chikki..

Preeti Kashyap said...

it looks perfect and yumm!

Vaishali Sharma said...

Thanks for your visit on my blog and ur kind words. I am here for the first time on your blog; u have a very nice space out here. Look fwd to follow u! :)

Rekha shoban said...

thank u for visiting my blog dear...will often visit ur blog..

Jayashree said...

Your chikki has come out in such perfectly shaped squares.

Jayashree said...

Your chikki has come out in such perfectly shaped squares.

Sushma Mallya said...

perfect shape and size,looks so yummy and tempting...

Cham said...

Perfect chikki and come out beautifully!

jayasree said...

Your squares look perfect...
Never tried with sugar. Adding nutmeg sounds interesting.

Tina said...

My all time fav.....Looks perfect and lovely.

Anjum said...

awesome chikkis.I love chikkis but never seem to get ir right.My chikkis get powdery and break off :-((

sangi said...

wow!chikki luks perfect Ramya.
my all time fav
Tnx 4 visiting my space dear...u too have a nice blog with gr8 collection of recipes!keep rocking

Meena said...

Hi there,

Nice recipe for the chikkis...I have always made with jaggery...and that takes a paaaainfully long time...should try this method...love the cool pics too.

jayasri said...

I have peanut chikkis with jaggery not with sugar, they look lovely, I love chikkis, Mmmm.., Great to taste, if only I could have some, you have cut them perfectly too, lovely pics too...

shanthi said...

That looks fantastic. Never heard of nutmegs in chikkis . nice twist.

vineetha said...

This is my favouriteeeeeeeeeee...evry time I go to Indian shop I pick this..Ur look so good.

Rachana Kothari said...

The peanut chikkis have come out so well...looks so inviting !

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I think u r in sweet sphere this mth Ramya..yummy sweet treat are coming out of ur kitchen very often and making me drooling here:)

Rohini said...

Ahh.. So perfect n crunchy they are.. Indeed the art of caramelizing sugar is something we need to master.. I still have the burnt pan which resulted from my experiment ;)
Love the clicks!

DEESHA said...

I love to munch on some crunchy chikkis. lovely

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, the chikkis look so good and perfect..great for those sweet craving times..

first time here to your blog..loved it..will be following you.

www.foodlyrics.com

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Just perfect.. Ramya... I m loving ur header... too .Its done soo beautifully!

Swapna said...

Perfect chikkis Ramya!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

they look so perfect...

Fathima said...

looks so crispy 'n yumm! nice clicks!

Aparna said...

i have all the items for preparing..will try this:)

Shri said...

Absolutely wonderful!!Love the colored specks in them..

Padhu said...

Looks so perfect .I love it very much but have never tried it at home.
very lazy

shahana said...

Never had this sweet before.LOoks really yumm

TBC said...

Every time I see a chikki, I think of Lonavala.

Yours looks perfect!

Daisy Blue said...

Looks lovely..

forkbootsandapalette said...

looks perfect..just the way it is in my memories!!!!!will try to make this soon..

Sashi said...

Chikki looks crispy and they have come out very well. It's been more than a yr since I had this.. :(

Nithu Bala said...

As chikkis are so easily available at store never thought of making at home..but your recipe and picture tempts me to give a try at home..let me try sometime soon..

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