Peanut Chikki is perhaps the most beloved food item during winters. Here is an easy way to prepare this delicacy!
Step 1 Dry roast peanuts
In case, you are using unroasted peanuts, put a thick-bottomed pan on medium flame. Add peanuts in this pan for roasting. Stir and roast the peanuts on low flame for around 5 minutes or till they become crunchy.
Step 2 Rub the roasted peanuts to remove the husk
Put peanuts on a plate and let them cool down. Once they get cooled, rub peanuts between your fingers to remove the husks easily. Transfer husk-less peanuts to another plate.
Step 3 Make jaggery syrup for the chikki
Now, put a heavy-bottomed pan on medium flame, and add some water in it. Add jaggery to this pan and stir it with a spoon or spatula until jaggery gets entirely dissolved. Let the jaggery syrup simmer on medium flame, while stirring it frequently. Keep on mixing till the small bubbles appear and it reaches the hardball stage. Reduce the flame then.
Step 4 Mix peanuts in the jaggery syrup
Now, add the peanuts and cardamoms into the pan and remove it from flame. Let this mixture cool down a little. Till then, grease a tray or plate with some oil. You can use sesame oil for more taste or you can use any oil for greasing.
Step 5 Cut into pieces when cooled
Once the peanut and jaggery mix is cool enough that it can be handled, mould it into small balls or slabs and keep them on the greased plate or tray to cool down further and harden up. You can now store them in an airtight container. They can be eaten for almost 2 weeks.
- 150 gm roasted peanuts
- 5 green cardamom
- 3 tablespoon sesame oil
- 100 gm powdered jaggery
- water as required