Friday, January 25, 2013

Sesame and Peanut Praline (chikki)

 
Sankranti was very busy and beautiful for us. My mom and mom-in-law were with us making lots of traditional Sankranti recipes:) I never knew Chikki was such an easy recipe to make. I wanted to try my hands on almond, cashew nuts, pistachios, melon seeds and many more!
 
 
 
Ingredients
 
1 cup sugar
1 cup roasted peanuts or roasted sesame seeds (any nuts desired) 
1 tsp ghee
 
Preparation
Heat a pan and add 1 tsp ghee, to this add sugar. Keep tossing the sugar on medium heat.

 The sugar melts this way as shown in the picture and changes colour.
 As soon as all the sugar melts add the crushed peanuts. Peanuts should be slightly crushed to give thick texture. Mix quickly turn off the heat immediately  and transfer it to a clean surface in the kitchen which is slightly oiled. The whole process should be done very quickly.

After pouring the mixture on a flat surface quickly roll it with rolling pin to make it flat.
 
Cut them into pieces and let it cool.

 After it cools down break them to pieces and enjoy.
Kids will enjoy the home made Chikkis!

5 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

Chikki is very tempting

Arthy Suman said...

Wow...this reminds me of school days...

Sudha Sabarish said...

Chikkis are looking yummy.Mouthwatering here.Having a nice collection.Happy to follow you.

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Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and healthy too :)

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and healthy too :)