Monday, September 13, 2021

Peanut Chikki/ Peanut Brittle/ Kadala Muttai

Chikki/ Peanut Brittle is a traditional Indian candy made with jaggery and peanuts. This one is loved by everyone in my family. My mom used to make this when we were kids but I never tried as I was not sure of the syrup consistency.

We buy this when we go shopping at Indian store, but nowadays we are not getting good quality ones and so I gathered courage and made this by asking my mom and watching some channels regarding the syrup consistency. It came out perfect. You can cut them into pieces by spreading them on a greased surface. This is a very healthy snack, rich in protein and iron.

Jaggery is an important ingredient for perfect chikkis. Also make sure the syrup reaches the right consistency by dropping a little bit in water and checking whether it turned into candy consistency. Act fast while rolling. Hope my friends will try this and please let me know how it turned.

Ingredients:

  1. Peanuts- 2.5cups
  2. Jaggery- 1cup
  3. Water-1/4 Cups

Method:

  1. Roast the Peanuts till nice aroma comes and till it starts to change golden in color. Keep this aside and ones it is cooled remove the skin by crushing gently. Separate the skin and keep the peanuts aside till the jaggery syrup is ready.
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pan and add the jaggery along with water. Let it dissolve on low heat.
  3. Begin to boil and keep stirring until it thickens well. Check the consistency by dropping few drops into water. When it reaches the right consistency the jaggery syrup will harden immediately and it forms brittle.
  4. If you are unable to get the syrup brittle then cook for few more minutes.
  5. Turn off the stove and add the roasted peanuts, be quick and stir the peanuts well till everything gets well incorporated.
  6. Grease your hands with ghee and roll them into balls. Ones it gets harder place it in an airtight container. and enjoy.



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