Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peanut Chikki

BM # 10   Day 7

 While it is dark and gloomy people just tend to eat more .We should try and eat foods that have condensed calories.Jaggery is warmth inducing and it is suggested that eating jaggery after a heavy meal helps in digestion.It contains the natural goodnessof minerals and vitamins present in sugarcane juice,still it is important to remember that gur is a form of sugar,it can cause a blood sugar spike and may not be appropriate for sugar patients. Peanuts  are packed with minerals and energy. A combination of gur and peanuts ,cooked together makes  a wonderful dessert after meals.During winters this chikki is a must in our family here is a recipe ,which is a speciality of my s.i.l.

250 gms.............. jaggery
500gms ...............salt free roasted  peanuts crushed coarsely
1tsp...................... ghee

Heat a pan .
Add ghee.
Add jaggery.
Stir constantly on full flame till it melts and the color is golden.
Test check.
Add the peanuts .mix well.switch off gas.
Spread on a greased surface ,try to make it even with a spatula.
Using both hands make it into a round.
Roll till you reach the desired thickness,but this has to be done fast.flipping it inbetween rolling is important.
Using a pizza cutter, make pieces.
Store in an airtight container.

Test Check.*..to test check if the jaggery has been cooked to the right temperature take a bowl of water and put in a few drops of the roasted jaggery.
Wait for a few minutes.
Remove these pieces from water.
If they r hard n crunchy ..it is done.else you need to cook a bit more.

This goes to Radhika's Winter Carnival Susan's MLLA 41 hosted by Briciole and Srivalli's snack mela........ do check out my fellow marathoners.
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Today is the last day of this marathon .Here is a  recap of what I have posted during this week.

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  1. Absolutely love these chikkis. I am drooling over here. Glad to run BM with you. :)

  2. Love these so much!..so good that you managed to do this BM..btw you can send these chikkis for the Snacks Mela..

  3. Chikki's look tempting!!!! Love to munch them anytime!!!

  4. absolutely perfectly made chikkis love these..

  5. Feel like grabbing and munching some chikkis, irresistible..

  6. Beautiful clicks...Chikkis look awesome.

  7. lovely and you made it appear so simple.

  8. Yummy crunchy chikki. Awesome clicks and nice step wise pictures, you have introduced lots of new recipes , thanks Vaishali.

  9. Lovely chikkis ,bookmarking these!!
    Following you since long ,vaishali:-)
    Hope u'll drop by my space n follow it too..
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  10. Looks like the ones sold in the stores!Very tempting...

  11. looks like what is sold at Lonavala. Could u please tell me how you got such clean lines? Also by flipping do you mean turning it upside down?
    I never get the lines so clean hence the Q?

  12. As a kid I liked to make something similar using pine nuts: I would gather and crack the pine nuts myself and then make the croccante with my aunt. Your post made me go back in time many years. Thank you!

  13. The chikkis look so perfect. Your blog always makes me hungry!

  14. Thanks everybody...n Archana when u remove the mix on the greased surface..just flip it once..n then roll a bit ..n then flip again...this way we ensure that it is not sticking on the surface..n regarding the clean lines...u cud use a pizza cutter..well I normally use a steel lid and just roll it from the edge..n there u r ..criss cross..lines..n neat cuts.

  15. The peanut chikki was one of my favorite childhood snack option - I love your step by step!

  16. Chikki looks yum! I really love it. Its my dads favourite as well. I have not made it in ages. Have to try soon. Do check out my entry in MLLA.

  17. Chikki's look very inviting.And they are so perfectly cut

  18. chikkis look fabulous... perfectly made... your pictorial makes it very easy to follow...thanks for sharing the recipe...
    I am your newest follower :)

  19. Vaishali, had a question - did you not add any water while making jaggery syrup..want to try making chikki and thought of using this recipe...

    1. Roshini..no dont use any water at all..I just place the jaggery in the pan and leave it to melt on slow fire..of course you have to stir it so it does not stick .What you should be careful is with the season..For us in India it is rainy season..and not the correct time to make chikki..it gets moist and soggy..the crunchiness is lost:(..another thing!..the summer heat is also bad for this chikki..the right time is the cool weather..so whenever you make make sure it's the right weather..and all the best!..let me know how it turns out:)