Oct 03 2006

Peanut Jaggery Candy – Chikki/Palli patti

Published by mythili at 8:59 am under Jaggery,Peanuts,Snacks,Sweeteners

The famous Indian candy ‘Chikki’ needs no introduction. I still remember buying a little 1″ x 1″ piece of chikki for 5 paise during my school days from the “out-of-bounds” vendor infront of the school gate. This action was usually followed by a bashing from mom and dad.

My grandmom makes the best of best chikki. I gave it a shot last week and it turned nearly like the one below. The image source is arsworldwide.com

–ingredients–

  • Sesame seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Peanuts – 1/2 lb
  • Jaggery – 1lb
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee – 1tbsp

–procedure–

  • Dry roast the peanuts, deskin and keep aside. Crush the peanuts slightly by using hand mortar/pestle or by ’pulsing’ in the blender for 2 mins.
  • Dry roast the sesame sees, cool and keep aside.
  • In  a pan take some water and add crushed jaggery to it. Take about 1.5 times the amount of jaggery.
  • Boil the solution to thicken. Test by taking a drop of this into a bowl of cold water. The drop should solidify immediately. The consistency if very important for the success of the chikki. Add the cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Remove from heat and add crushed peanuts and sesame immediately. There should be more solution than the peanut-sesame combination. The more the better.
  • Grease a plate with oil and spread over the above mixture. Cut into squares and let it cool.

Notes

~~ Nutrition info: Belongs to the meat and nuts food group. Savor this as a snack to meet your nurtition needs for the group.

~~ One can replace peanuts with any other nut in this recipe. (Cashews/skinned almonds etc)

~~ Keep the greased plate ready even before you start boiling the jaggery and water. The solution will solidify immediately so you need to get a head start by keeping everything ready.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Peanut Jaggery Candy – Chikki/Palli patti”

  1. Anonymouson 03 Oct 2006 at 1:50 pm

    Do they even have a 5paise coin anymore in India? Nice post there. Good to see your posts after a long time.

  2. artnavyon 18 Oct 2006 at 3:33 am

    my mother in law taught me how- i like making it- easy and ididot proof recipee

  3. mythilion 18 Oct 2006 at 7:50 am

    Artnavy – Yes it is indeed idiot proof.

  4. kjohnon 23 Mar 2007 at 5:35 pm

    I will try making this today. I am tired of getting peanut brittle from india that has all the stones

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  11. Shruthion 24 Oct 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Hello there

    You have mentioned water…in your recipe…can you please give me the exact ratio of water to jaggery ( water – ltrs and jaggery – grms /kg ) Pleeeease. I want to get this correct as it is my first try.Thank you!!

  12. shilpaon 05 Dec 2012 at 3:33 am

    You are awesome…:)

    thank you :D

  13. betangelon 09 Jun 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this write-up and the rest of the site is also really good.|

  14. Dr. Savitrion 04 Dec 2013 at 12:59 am

    Good
    The same process is nice with Putana too
    Suggested to have laddu with jaggery along with fried palli

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