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Peanut Chikki

- submitted by Dahlia on 02-27-2008
(Kadalai Muttai, Peanut Brittle, Moongphali Chikki)
Ingredients
Peanuts - 1 cup (roasted)
Sugar/Jaggery/Brown sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardomon Powder - 1/4 tsp
Method
1. Melt the sugar/brown sugar in a non-stick pan till it turns honey brown in color. 
2. Crush the peanuts and add it to the melted sugar with a pinch of cardomon powder.
3. Put this mixture immediately into a greased plate or tray. 
4. Spread it to the desired thickness using a rolling pin. 
5. Immedietly cut it with a greased knife. 
6. After it cools, separate the pieces and store in air tight containers.
 
Tips

     - You can make the same chikkis with sesame seeds, cashews and other nuts too.

Variations 
   - When the mixture is cool enough to handle you can make small balls out of it. This is called Kadalai urundai (Peanut balls). It is usually made during the tamil festivals Kaarthigai Deepam.




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Comments (6)

Raquel   (July 1, 2014)
COOL, IT'S VERY COMMON HERE IN BRAZIL, BUT THERE IS ONE DIFFERENCE: WE DON'T USE CARDAMOM. THIS IS KNOWN AS "PÉ DE MOLEQUE", THAT MEANS "LITTLE BOY'S FOOT" 8-P IT'S A FUNNY NAME AND A DELICIOUS SWEET. PROBABLY IT ARRIVED HERE WITH SOME INDIAN A LOT TIMES AGO. I'LL TRY IT WITH SOME CARDAMOM NEXT TIME. THANKS
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (July 2, 2014)
Wow. Thanks for letting us know about the Brazilian name. Its amazing how the same combinations are being enjoyed with slight variations in different parts of the world.

Most of the Indian sweets use cardamom. Its a favorite flavor here. Try it out and let us know how you like it.
Saroja   (June 28, 2014)
It is very easy to make & tasty also
Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 28, 2014)
Yes. Thank you.
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