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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

peanut chikki

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 cardamom powder.
3. Put this mixture immediately into a greased plate or tray.
4. Spread it to the desired thickness using a rolling pin.
5. Immediately 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 (10)

Person   ()
Do we use water when melting sugar? If so how much water. Before adding the cashews what should be the sugar texture? Or how much time?
Person   ()
You dont need any water to melt the sugar. Just melt it in a low temperature till the sugar is golden brown in colour and then add the nuts.
Person   ()
I have roasted and salted peanuts.Will it be good to make peanut chikki
Person   ()
Hi rani, roasted unsalted peanuts is needed for this recipe. just put the peanuts in a ziploc bag and beat it a couple of times. all the skin will come out. hopefully most of the salt will go out with the skin. then u can make chikkis. you can also make the same chikkis with almonds, cashews, sesame seeds etc,
Person   ()
what kind of peanuts we have to use(roasted or ordinary)
Person   ()
Use roasted peanuts.
Person   ()
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
Person   ()
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.
Person   ()
It is very easy to make & tasty also
Person   ()
Yes. Thank you.

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