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Peanut chikki recipe with step by step photos – winter special sweet of crisp peanut brittle. Sharing one more Makar Sankranti special sweet made from peanuts.

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Peanut chikki is an easy recipe with just two main ingredients, but the jaggery syrup has to be cooked till the hard ball stage. This step is the most crucial step and once this is done rightly, then no worries. another step which takes some time is removing the peanut skins. If you use ready made peanuts without the skins, then its easy.

During sankranti-Pongal-Lohri many sweets and savory dishes are made like Til ladoo, Sweet Pongal etc.

Chikkis are very popular with kids and they are specially made and enjoyed during winter season.

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peanut chikki recipe

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Peanut chikki - winter special sweet of crisp peanut brittle made with just two main ingredients - peanut and jaggery.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Course: Sweets

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanuts or 160 grams peanuts (moongphali)
  • ½ cup tightly packed jaggery powder or 100 grams jaggery powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • some oil or ghee for greasing

Instructions

roasting peanuts for chikki recipe

  • Heat a thick bottomed heavy kadai or pan. Add 1 cup peanuts in it.
  • On a low to medium-low flame, roast the peanuts stirring often till they become crunchy.
  • Roast till you see some black spots on the peanuts and they should have a crunch in them. Taste a few peanuts and if it feels raw, then continue to roast.
  • Once the peanuts have got roasted well, then remove them in a separate plate or tray. Let them cool down.
  • Grease the back of tray or plate or a marble board with some ghee or oil.
  • Once the peanuts have become warm or cool down, then rub them between your palms. The husks peels of easily.
  • Now to get rid of the husks, you can use a winnow or use a sieve with large perforations. Add the peanuts in the sieve and sift. The husks will get sifted easily. Remove the husked peanuts and keep aside.

making jaggery syrup for peanut chikki

  • In the same kadai or pan, take ½ cup tightly packed jaggery powder. You can also use jaggery block. If there are impurities, then you will need to strain the jaggery syup.
  • Add 2 tablespoons water.
  • Heat the kadai or pan on a low flame. With a spatula or spoon, begin to stir, so that all the jaggery gets dissolved.
  • Keep on stirring the mixture often.
  • Cook the jaggery syrup on a low flame with frequent stirrings. 
  • While the jaggery syrup is cooking, also keep a bowl of cold water where you can check the consistency of the syrup.
  • Keep on cooking till the mixture Reaches the hard ball stage. 
  • Check the syrup in cold water and it should be firm, brittle and break or snap easily. 

making peanut chikki

  • When the jaggery comes to this consistency, Quickly add the peanuts and give a quick stir and mix very well.
  • Switch off the flame and Quickly pour the chikki mixture on the greased plate or marble board.
  • Quickly place a foil or a butter paper or parchment paper on the chikki.
  • With a rolling pin (belan) roll to even out the chikki layer.
  • Next remove the paper and then with a knife, cut horizontally and vertically. Let the peanut chikki cool at room temperature.
  • Once cooled, break them and serve peanut chikki. If not serving, then store them in an airtight jar at room temperature.

Notes

  • Recipe can be doubled.
  • Be attentive when cooking jaggery syrup. If its not cooked till hard ball stage, the chikki will be chewy and stick in the teeth.
  • Do not cook beyond the hard ball stage as then the peanut chikki will become too hard.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 13gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 5gSugar: 28gCalcium: 66mgIron: 2.3mg

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How to make peanut chikki recipe

Roasting peanuts

1. Heat a thick bottomed heavy kadai or pan. Add 1 cup peanuts in it.

peanuts to make peanut chikki recipe

2. On a low to medium-low flame, roast the peanuts stirring often till they become crunchy.

peanuts to make peanut chikki recipe

3. Roast till you see some black spots on the peanuts and they should have a crunch in them. Taste a few peanuts and if it feels raw, then continue to roast.

peanuts to make peanut chikki recipe

4. Once the peanuts have got roasted well, then remove them in a separate plate or tray. Let them cool down.

peanuts for making peanut chikki recipe

5. Grease the back of tray or plate or a marble board with some ghee or oil.

making peanut chikki recipe

6. Once the peanuts have become warm or cool down, then rub them between your palms. The husks peels of easily.

peanuts for preparing peanut chikki recipe

7. Now to get rid of the husks, you can use a winnow or use a sieve with large perforations. Add the peanuts in the sieve and sift. The husks will get sifted easily. Remove the husked peanuts and keep aside.

peanuts for preparing peanut chikki recipe

Making jaggery syrup for chikki recipe

8. In the same kadai or pan, take ½ cup tightly packed jaggery powder. You can also use jaggery block. If there are impurities, then you will need to strain the jaggery syup.

jaggery for preparing peanut chikki recipe

9. Add 2 tablespoons water.

jaggery for preparing peanut chikki recipe

10. Heat the kadai or pan on a low flame. With a spatula or spoon, begin to stir, so that all the jaggery gets dissolved.

jaggery for preparing peanut chikki recipe

11. Keep on stirring the mixture often.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

12. Cook the jaggery syrup on a low flame with frequent stirrings.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

13. While the jaggery syrup is cooking, also keep a bowl of cold water where you can check the consistency of the syrup.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

14. the syrup will bubble a lot initially.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

15. Continue to cook on a low flame stirring often.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

16. Keep on cooking till the mixture starts thickening. The color of the syrup will change. Also keep on checking the syrup consistency by adding a few drops of the syrup in cold water. Stir jaggery syrup non stop.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

17. A stage will come where the syrup will look like one molten liquid mass.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

18. Check the consistency in cold water and it should be firm, brittle and snap or break easily. This is the hard ball stage of the jaggery syrup.

preparing peanut chikki recipe

Making peanut chikki

19. When the jaggery comes to this consistency, quickly add all the peanuts.

peanuts to prepare peanut chikki recipe

20. and give a quick stir and mix very well.

peanuts to prepare peanut chikki recipe

21. Switch off the flame and Quickly pour the chikki mixture on the greased plate or marble board.

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22. Quickly place a foil or a butter paper or parchment paper on the chikki.

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23. With a rolling pin (belan) roll to even out the chikki layer.

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24. Next remove the paper and then with a knife, cut horizontally and vertically. the chikki has to be rolled and cut when its still hot. Later its difficult to roll and cut.

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25. Let the chikki cool.

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25. Once cooled, break them and Serve peanut chikki. if not serving, then store them in an airtight jar at room temperature.

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25 Comments

  1. The recipes posted on Veg Recipes of India are always easy to make and the ingredients are all easily available. My first site to visit for veg recipes is always this one. Thank you Dassanna

    1. thank you very much farida ????. most welcome and happy cooking. wish you all the best.

  2. Awesome????✊???? instead of buying from outside, really making chikki at home is not so difficult, n it’s all bcz of u mam, thanks???????? for the mouth watering recipe5 stars

  3. Hi , your recipe is yummy.. My chikki has been just like jaggery itself.. where did I go wrong.. ? Did I cook it too much?5 stars

    1. priyanka, the jaggery has been cooked too much and thus it has become crumbly. whenever sugar or jaggery gets overcooked they become powdery and crumbly.

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