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
Heat a pan .
Stir constantly on full flame till it melts and the color is golden.
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.
Today is the last day of this marathon .Here is a recap of what I have posted during this week.