Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sankranti special... white sesame seed/thil chikki

 Winter special...crunchy n healthy white sesame brittle or chikki a perfect afternoon snack.
Chikki is a sweet, prepared by mixing various types of nuts and other ingredients either with jaggery or sugar. These ingredients are mixed with thick syrup made of jaggery or sugar. thil and ground nut chikki is great for health and very popular in India.
It's normally eaten in winter season. Both protein and iron are found in this chikki, in adequate quantity. If you like peanuts you will definitely like the peanuts chikki. Today, let`s  prepare the  thil and peanut Chikki.Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
  1. 1/2 cup White Sesame Seeds or Til
  2. 1/4 cup,Ground nut/shenga
  3. 1/4 cup,grated jaggery,ghud
  4. 2tbsp sugar
  5. 2tsp Ghee
  6. Ghee for greasing
  • Over a medium flame, lightly roast the sesame seeds for a few minutes or until the light brown in color.
  • Once done, keep the seeds aside to cool and then repeat the process with the Ground nuts 
  • once you are done with the roasting,peel off the skin and grind it to coarse powder.
  • Grease the back of a flat plate or wooder flat board with a little ghee and keep it aside.
  • Next, in a pan, heat the ghee and then add the jaggery and sugar
  • Simmer under low flame until the entire jaggery melts and caramelizes such that it forms a hard ball when you place a drop in cold water.
  • Once the jaggery is melted, mix it thoroughly with the roasted seeds and Ground nut powder. Next, pour the entire mixture over the greased plate and roll it into thin sheets with the help of a greased rolling pin.
  • Allow it to cool for some time and then cut it into square pieces.
  • Store it in an air tight container, so that you can have the chikki, whenever you feel like it.