Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet made from nuts, jaggery or sugar.there are variations of chikkis made out of cashew nuts, almonds, and pistachios.
I am sharing one more Makar Sankranti recipe, using Peanut & sugar.it’s easy to make at home following instruction carefully.
Grease back of plate or chopping board & rolling pin.for flattening chikki mix
Roast Peanut on med heat.in a pan and stir continuously to prevent burning approx 4-5 minutes.remove in a plate cooled down a bit, remove skin of peanut when it’s warm only as skin comes out easily & break into halves or one can use deskinned unsalted & roasted peanuts are available in grocery store.
Heat pan on medium heat. and add sugar and stir continuously till it melts. Cook for another two minutes.and add roasted peanuts and Mix well and switch off the flame.
Pour this hot mixture into the greased plate or board to flatten it with a flat spatula or roll it using a rolling pin.when its warm only cut them into small square shapes using a knife or pizza cutter and let it cool for some time.When it cools down, separate the chikki with the help of a knife.Peanut Chikki is ready & store in a dry container.
1) To check a correct consistency of caramel drop sugar mix in cold water.if it forms a ball.It’s ready to use.