Chikki is a traditional Indian sweet prepared with any edible nut or puffed rice or with mixed nut and sugar/jaggery. The preparation is simple and low calorie compared to other sweets. Chikkis are all time children favorite. In my childhood, chikkis were the common sweets given to children. As today’s children munch chocolate, we munched these chikkis in our childhood.
They are good for health as the ingredients are nuts and jaggery. Here I prepared chikki with mixed nuts and sugar.
Cooking time: 15 minutes approximately
- Cashew nut – 1 table spoon
- Pista – 1 table spoon
- Raisins – 1 table spoon
- Skinned and roasted peanut – ½ cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Ghee – 2 tea spoon
- Roasted white sesame – 1 tea spoon (for garnishing)
- Chop cashew nut, raisins and pista; partially powder peanut, you will get nearly 1 cup by mixing all these things.
- Add sugar in a pan, heat it in low flame, no need to add water.
- When it starts melting, add ghee and in few minutes the mix will become brownish in colour and lightly raise.
- Immediately remove from fire, add the mixed nuts, stir well and put it in a greased plate.
- Flatten it immediately, add white sesame as garnishing when it is slight hot; draw lines for cutting into pieces; You can take out the pieces after 5 minutes.
- Colourful Multinut Chikki is ready.
- Sugar should not be heated more.
- After mixing the nuts, immediately spread it in a plate.
- This can also be prepared with jaggery.