Peanut Chikki

Chikki or peanut bar is a simple Indian sweet made with fried peanuts and jaggery. Chikki is so popular in India that it can be found in every store right from a small mom & pop grocery store to high end supermarkets. Please try my recipe and let me know how it turned out

Chikki | Peanut Bar | Groundnut Bar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Peanuts or Palli
  • 1 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee(optional)
Instructions
  1. Dry roast peanuts or palli. Toss now and then to roast the peanuts uniformly. When peanuts starts splutter. If skin separates easily then switch off the flame and cool it.

    Roasted Peanuts
  2. When peanuts are cooled, remove the skin and keep aside.

  3. Take jaggery in a large vessel or kadai.

    Jaggery
  4. Add two spoons of water and heat it.

    Jaggery
  5. Keep on stirring so that the jaggery starts melting and boils.

    Jaggery Syrup
  6. Boil the jaggery syrup on low flame for few more minutes so that the syrup turns dark and thick.

    Peanut Chikki
  7. To check whether the jaggery syrup is perfect for preparing chikki, drop few drops of syrup into a bowl of water. The syrup should not mix in the water.

    Peanut Chikki
  8. If we take the syrup in our hand then we should be able to make a ball and switch off the flame. If not boil the syrup for few more minutes.

    Peanut Chikki
  9. Now add the peanuts, ghee(optional) and mix well so that the jaggery coats well on all the peanuts nuts. Adding ghee gives a very good flavour to the chikki.

    Peanut Chikki
  10. Meanwhile grease a plate with ghee and pour the peanut mixture immediately and spread it evenly with the help of a cup or roller pin.

    Peanut Chikki
  11. Wait for 2-3 minutes and cut it into pieces when it is still warm. Cool it completely and serve.

    Peanut Chikki
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