11 January 2021

Peanut Chikki | Peanut Brittle (using 2 ingredients)

               

a traditional and most famous Indian crispy sweet using peanut and jaggery




Makar Sankranti is the first big festival of the year celebrated across India. Makar Sankranti is a perfect example of unity in diversity. Every state in India has different ways of celebrating Makar Sankranti but the theme - harvest season - is the uniting factor. Makar Sankranti is essentially a celebration of a bumper harvest. According to the Hindu calendar, there are 12 Sankranti days in a year. Each Sankranti marks the beginning of a month and is observed in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, and Nepal. Sankranti also represents the movement of the Sun from one constellation to another. From Makar Sankranti, the Sun starts moving towards the northern hemisphere, marking the end of the winter season and days start getting longer. Hence, Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayan, the beginning of an auspicious period.

Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over India in various forms like Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in South India, Bihu in North India, etc. Gur/Jaggery and Til/Sesame seeds are some of the main ingredients used for making sweet dishes at this festival. Different recipes are made all over India ranging from lip-smacking sweet and savory dishes.

Among them, chikki is the most popular sweet and usually prepared using sesame seeds, peanuts, puffed rice, etc. Varieties of chikkis are made in huge dabbas and shared with friends, relatives.     



Peanut chikkis !


This is one of the famous and traditional Indian sweet recipe prepared with jaggery and roasted peanuts. So one can guess that it is a 2-ingredient recipe. And yes, the recipe here is very straight-forward. Well, the whole procedure includes simple steps - roasting the peanuts, preparing the jaggery syrup, and finally mixing everything as well as shaping.






Dietary note :


    ✔ Vegetarian
    ✔ Easy to make
    ✔ Gluten-free
    ✔ 2 ingredient recipe
    ✔ Vegan


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      Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 280th theme as 'Makar Sankranti Special' . So here I have come up with this Peanut Chikkis for the theme contribution.





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      jaggery, peanut, sweet, chikkis, Peanut brittle
      Vegetarian, indian sweet, brittle, vegan, gluten free, 2 ingredients, dessert
      Indian
      Author: Sasmita
      Peanut Chikkis using 2 ingredients

      Peanut Chikkis using 2 ingredients

      a traditional and most famous Indian crispy sweet using peanut and jaggery
      Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min

      Ingredients

      • Peanut 2 cup
      • Jaggery (grated) 1 & 1/4 cup

      Instructions

      1. Take all the peanuts in a thick bottom pan and start dry roasting over low-medium heat, stirring continuously to avoid burning.
      2. After roasting for a couple of minutes, the skin of the peanuts will start to come off.
      3. When the peanuts seem lightly golden in color, turn off the heat and transfer all the peanuts to a plate.
      4. Keep aside to cool down completely.
      5. Then simply rub few peanuts in between palms and the skin will come out easily. Do this step for all the roasted peanuts. Keep aside.
      6. Line a plate with parchment paper and keep aside.
      7. Now in the same pan, take the grated jaggery and turn on the heat.
      8. Soon the jaggery will melt, lower the heat and keep boiling, stirring in between.
      9. After a few more minutes when the hardball stage consistency comes (check like this: drop a little jaggery syrup into a bowl of water, It should form hardball), turn off the heat.
      10. Add all the roasted peanuts and mix everything well.
      11. Immediately transfer this mixture onto the plate lined with parchment paper.
      12. Using the backside of a bowl, start pressing the mixture to get an even layer. Instead of a bowl, use a greased rolling pin too to roll the mixture into an even layer.
      13. Without wasting any time (when it is still hot), cut into the desired size using a knife.
      14. Allow to cool down completely and then store in an airtight container to use later!

      Notes:

      These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature to serve for a month.

      Instead of lining the plate with parchment paper, the plate can be greased with ghee.

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      8 comments:

      1. You know Sasmita peanut chikki is my most favorite winter delicacy but never tried at home. You made it so perfectly just like store bought. Now I would love to try it sometime.

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      2. The chikkis have turned out so perfectly and look absolutely lovely! I adore them, but have never tried making them at home. You make the process seem so doable with your detailed recipe. :)

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      3. Peanut brittle looks Super addictive. It is so beautifully done sasmita. Perfect for the festive season. Your recipe sounds such a Breeze.

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      4. Your peanut Chikki looks absolutely irresistible Sasmita ! Beautiful color of the jaggery and so evenly and perfectly made squares !

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      5. This peanut chikki is so addictive . Very beautifully done. I love chikki.Love the detailed recipe.

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      6. The chikkis are absolutely a treat to feast on . I can go on endlessly binge eat on them ..

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      7. Wow wow peanut chikki looks very tempting with perfect texture and color which we purchase in market. Loved your presentation as always.

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      8. Sasmita that's such a nicely explained recipe for Peanut Chikki. never made it at home, always buy from store. now will surely going to try it.

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