Thursday, February 5, 2009

Peanut sweet (Chikki)

Peanut sweet famously known as chikki or pallipatti in india.One of the easily prepared sweets by grandmoms.One bite is enough to bring back those old memories.

1 cup peanuts
1 cup grated jaggery
1 tsp ghee
1/2 cup water

Dry roast the peanuts in a heavy bottom vessel till it becomes golden brown. Let it cool for a while and peel the brown layered skin . To peel , take handful of peanuts and gently rub in your hands . Now gently blow the loose skin.

In a cooker, add grated jaggery and water and heat it on medium flame. When its boiling add ghee and stir it for a while.

Boil till the syrup thickens.You will know the thickness when you take small drop of syrup on a plate and add a drop of water. If it come easily out of the plate without sticking then its done.

Now add peanuts and stir for a minute .Take it in to a ghee or oil applied plate ,so that it doesn't stick to the plate.

Let it cool for a while and make small round balls out of it.

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